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Return to top of page March 9th 2014 2014 Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarships Awarded
This year a total of $7500 was awarded to 5 engineering students through the Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarship.

More information is available on the scholarship page.

Return to top of page February 21st 2013 2013 Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarships Awarded
This year a total of $3000 was awarded to 3 engineering students through the Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarship.

More information is available on the scholarship page.

Return to top of page May 5th 2012 J.L Jordan Catholic Public School memorial
Andy, along with 3 other Brockville area heroes will be honored with a memorial plaque at J.L Jordan Catholic Public School in Brockville.

You can read more in the The Recorder and Times article "Four heroes to be honoured at J.L. Jordan".

Return to top of page February 13th 2012 2012 Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarships Awarded
This year a total of $5000 was awarded to 5 engineering students through the Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarship.

More information is available on the scholarship page.

Return to top of page April 18th 2011 2011 Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarship Awarded
Engineering student Karim Dahel-Jolin was the recipient of the 2011 Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarship, receiving $1000.

More information is available on the scholarship page.

Return to top of page October 27th 2010 Andy's Trail Ceremony
City of Ottawa Councilor Jan Harder held a ceremony officially renaming Edgeware Park to 'Andy Moffitt Trail' in Ottawa today. Friends, family and honored guests, including M.P. Gord Brown (Leeds-Grenville), Senator Bob Runciman, radio personality/journalist/author Michael Harris and hockey legend Brian Kilrea attended the hour and a half event.

Andy's family wish to thank everyone who made this possible, especially Councilor Jan Harder and her assistants Carol Valpy and Melanie Gauthier.

You can read more about Andy's trail in the:

The following are some pictures taken at the event (click on a picture to see a higher resolution version).



















Return to top of page September 22nd 2010 Andy to Have Trail Named After Him
The City of Ottawa council will be honoring Andy by renaming Edgeware Park to 'Andy Moffitt Trail'. A ceremony will be held at the park on Wednesday, October 27th at 10:30 AM. The park is located in the suburban region known as 'Barrhaven', where Andy grew up.

Andy's family and friends are excited about this great honor the City of Ottawa has bestowed upon Andy.

You can read more about Andy's trail in the Nepean/Barrhaven EMC article "Park renaming to honour slain hero Andy Moffitt".

Return to top of page April 8th 2010 2010 Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarships Awarded
This year a total of $2000 was awarded to 2 engineering students through the Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarship.

More information is available on the scholarship page.

Return to top of page April 2nd 2009 2009 Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarships Awarded
This year a total of $3000 was awarded to 3 engineering students through the Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarship.

More information is available on the scholarship page.

Return to top of page June 4th 2008 Bill C-393 Voted 140 to 116 in the House of Commons
Bill C-393 was voted on today and passed 140 to 116 in the House of Commons! The bill is now on its way to committee, which is expected to occur in the fall.

We know there is still lots of work to be done, however this historic milestone means we are one major step closer to making positive changes to the justice system.

We wish to thank Gord and his colleagues for their tireless devotion to this bill. We also want to send out thanks to the media for their coverage.

More information about the bill is available on the Bill C-393 page, the The Toronto Sun article "Closer to justice for knifings", the The Recorder and Times article "MP's knife bill gets 2nd reading, goes to committee" and the The Canadian Resource Centre For Victims of Crime announcement "Knife Crime Bill Goes To Committee".

Return to top of page April 11th 2008 Bill C-393 Gets Second Reading in the House of Commons
Bill C-393 received the first hour of the second reading today in the House of Commons. M.P. Gord Brown and his colleagues spoke before parliament describing how the bill would prevent the injustice that occurred in Andy's case from happening to other families.

You can get a copy of the press release containing Gord's speech (in PDF format) here.

Please contact your M.P. asking them to support Bill C-393!

More information about the bill is available on the Bill C-393 page, the The Recorder and Times article "MPP's knife bill debated in House", the The Toronto Sun article "Knife crime bill needed", the The Ottawa Sun article "Give justice system a sharper edge" and the The Winnipeg Sun article "Mother's wrath awaits".

Return to top of page April 8th 2008 2008 Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarships Awarded
This year $8500 was awarded to 4 engineering students through the Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarship.

More information is available on the scholarship page.

Return to top of page April 4th 2008 Bill C-393 To Get Second Reading April 11th 2008
Bill C-393 will go before the House of Commons for a second reading this coming Friday, April 11th 2008.

More information about the bill is available on the Bill C-393 page.

Return to top of page March 23rd 2007 2007 Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarships Awarded
This year $9000 was awarded to 7 engineering students through the Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarship.

More information is available on the scholarship page.

Return to top of page October 20th 2006 Gord Brown reintroduces Bill C-393
In memory of Andy, M.P. Gord Brown reintroduced Bill C-393 in the House of Commons.
Return to top of page September 20th 2006 Plaque and tree dedicated to Andy at the University of Ottawa
The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Dr. Claude Laguë, unveiled a plaque in memory of Andy at the University of Ottawa. Friends and family of Andy Moffitt were invited to attend the presentation. Also present for the event were Faculty of Engineering staff along with past recipients of Andy's scholarship.

More information is available on the scholarship page and in the The Ottawa Sun article "Knives under the gun".

Return to top of page August 15th 2006 Andy's killer released
Andy's killer was released into the Brockville community on statutory release after spending only 3 years of his light 5 year sentence.
Return to top of page March 13th 2006 2006 Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarship awarded
Khaled Ali, a second year electrical engineer at the University of Ottawa, was awarded the 2006 Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarship for $3000.

More information is available on the scholarship page.

Return to top of page August 24 2005 Andy profiled in the Justice Canada Monitor website
The injustice involving Andy's death was covered in the Justice Canada Monitor article "Killer Could Spend Less than Two Years in Jail for Senseless Murder".

The Justice Canada Monitor is packed full of examples of why Canada needs a serious change to our so-called 'justice system'. Changes are already starting thanks to MP Gord Brown's 'Bill C-393', which seeks mandatory minimum sentences for crimes committed with knives.

Return to top of page July 26 2005 Andy's killer denied parole!
Family and friends attended the parole hearing for Andy's killer today. The 4 hour hearing started with the reading of Victim Impact Statements and concluded with the words everyone was hoping to hear, 'parole denied'!

The Moffitt family is needless to say elated at the news and would like to thank the Parole Board for making the decision to keep another murderer off of the streets. We would also like to thank all of those who attended, with a special thanks to Leeds-Grenville MP Gord Brown, Steve Sullivan, director of the Canadian Research Centre for Victims of Crime, Detectives Dale Hayes and John Monette of the Ottawa Police Services and Mark Bonokoski of the Toronto Sun.

For more information please see the The Ottawa Sun article "Relief for victim's mom" and the The Toronto Sun articles "Year's relief for mom" and "Spinning a hero's death".

Return to top of page May 18 2005 Knife crime bill presented by Leeds-Grenville MP Gord Brown
MP Gord Brown's Bill C-393, which received first reading in the House, would give a minimum five-year sentence for manslaughter of an unarmed person with a concealed knife. The bill also restricts credit for pre-sentence custody and reduces parole eligibility for those convicted of knife crimes. Both of these measures are to help prevent what happened to Andy and his family from happening again.

Let's hope that other MPs follow Gord's lead and take action to protect Canadians.

For more information please see the The Recorder and Times article "Knife crime bill presented by Brown" and the recently created 'Bill C-393' page on Andy's web site.

Return to top of page April 13 2005 Parole hearing delayed for the fourth time
The parole hearing that had been scheduled for April 19th has been delayed by the killer, now for the fourth time. The new date is July 26.

For more information please see the The Toronto Sun articles "Why even think about parole?", "Sometimes justice stinks" and "More blah, blah on law and order", the The Recorder and Times article "Danninger parole hearing postponed until July 26" and the The Ottawa Sun article "A killer's bag of dirty tricks".

Return to top of page March 10th 2005 2005 Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarships Awarded
Six engineering students at the University of Ottawa were the lucky recipients this year for the 2005 Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarships. Each student was awarded $1000.

More information is available on the scholarship page.

Return to top of page February 1st 2005 Yet another parole hearing delay
The parole hearing that had been scheduled for February 22nd has once again been delayed. The new date is April 19.

For more information please see the The Recorder and Times article "Danninger parole hearing postponed", the The Ottawa Sun article "Victim's family relives 'nightmare'" and the The Toronto Sun articles "Torment from the inside" and "Andy tries to rest in peace".

Return to top of page December 31st 2004 Andy's killer delays parole hearing, again
The parole hearing slated for January 14th has been postponed, once again at the request of the killer. A new hearing has been set for February 22nd.

For more information please see the The Recorder and Times article "Danninger's parole hearing set back again" and the The Ottawa Sun article "Another date with a murderer".

Return to top of page November 24th 2004 Andy's killer delays parole hearing
The parole hearing slated for December 8th has been postponed, apparently at the request of the killer. A new hearing has been set for January of 2005.

For more information please see the The Ottawa Sun article "Family 'sick' over hearing delay".

Return to top of page October 23rd 2004 Andy's killer could soon be set free
Friends and family of Andy Moffitt are appalled to learn that the person who murdered Andy has applied for parole.

Andy's killer, who plead guilty to manslaughter in November of 2002, and started serving time in early 2003, received only a 5 year sentence for the brutal slaying of Andy Moffitt. Because of our weak Canadian Justice system the person who murdered Andy has a chance at spending less than two years in jail.

For more information please see the The Ottawa Sun article "Victim's family 'in shock'" and the Recorder and Times article "Keep killer behind bars, Moffitt family will plead'".

Return to top of page March 12th 2004 2004 Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarship awarded
The 2004 Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarship was awarded today. More information is available on the scholarship page.

Return to top of page September 14th 2003 Medal of Bravery presented to Andy
A special ceremony was held to present Andy with his Medal of Bravery on Sunday September 14th. Friends, family, special guests and the media were in attendance on this solemn, yet very special day.

Speakers included Mr. Bob Runciman (MPP for Leeds-Grenville and Ontario Minister of Public Safety and Security), Mayor Ben DeKamp (Brockville, Ontario), Father Timothy Harrison (St. John Bosco Church, Brockville, Ontario), Detective Dale Hayes (Ottawa Police Department) and Paulette Moffitt (Andy's mother).

A special thanks goes to Mr. Malcolm Clark of Maitland, Ontario for playing the bagpipes.





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Return to top of page September 12th 2003 Medal of Bravery presented to Andy's parents
Andy's parents, Rod and Paulette received the Medal of Bravery on behalf of Andy at a ceremony held at La Citadelle.




Return to top of page August 30th 2003 Andy to receive GG Medal of Bravery
Andy Moffitt, a caring and compassionate person whose act of courage cost him his life, is being honoured by the Governor General with a Medal of Bravery for his heroic act.

Andy's parents, Rod and Paulette will receive the award on behalf of Andy at a ceremony to be held at La Citadelle on Friday September 12th 2003.

Another ceremony will be held to present Andy with his Medal of Bravery on Sunday September 14th. Everyone is welcome to attend:

Sunday Sept. 14 2003 at 2:30 p.m.
St. Francis Xavier Cemetery
Lynn Road
Brockville, Ontario

Directions to St. Francis Xavier Cemetery:

Take 401 west to Brockville,
Get off 2nd exit - sign says Smiths Falls, Highway 29,
Turn right - this is Stewart Blvd.,
Get in left hand lane,
Turn left on Parkdale/Chemical Road,
Follow Chemical Road to the end,
Turn left on Lynn Road,
Follow Lynn Road until you see St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.

For more information see the The Ottawa Citizen article "Fourteen Canadians to receive medals for their acts of bravery" and the The Ottawa Sun article "GG honours dead man's courage".

Return to top of page March 27th 2003 Canadian Justice System fails, once again
Today our so called 'justice' system failed yet another family. Andy's killer, who plead guilty to manslaughter in November of 2002, received only a 5 year sentence for the brutal slaying of Andy Moffitt in December of 1998. It is possible that with parole Andy's killer will spend less than 2 years in federal penitentiary.

For thorough commentaries on this event please see the The Ottawa Sun editorial "Crime" and the Recorder and Times editorial "Five-year sentence missed the mark".

Return to top of page March 13th 2003 2003 Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarships Awarded
Four engineering students at the University of Ottawa were the lucky recipients this year for the 2003 Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarships. Each student was awarded $1500.

More information is available on the scholarship page.

Return to top of page December 8th 2002 Mass to be held for Andy on December 23rd 2002
Friends and family are once again invited to join the Moffitt family in remembering Andy four years after his tragic death.

A mass will be held at the Paroisse Sacre-Coeur (591 Cumberland on the Ottawa U campus) on December 23rd 2002 at noon.

Please contact the parish at (613)236-5743 for directions.

Return to top of page November 19th 2002 Justice for Andy, finally
After four long years the Moffitt family finally received justice when Andy's murderer pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the first day of what was supposed to be a five week jury trial for second degree murder.

Andy's act of courage in breaking up a fight at Coyote's restaurant on December 23rd 1998 cost him his life. Today in a court of law the full events of that night were finally revealed to the public. In light of the mountain of evidence and witnesses, Henry Danninger had no choice but to admit to his careless act of violence.

Return to top of page March 25th 2002 2002 Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarships Awarded
Five engineering students at the University of Ottawa were the lucky recipients of the 2002 Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarships. Each student was awarded $1000.

More information is available on the scholarship page.

Return to top of page November 26th 2001 Mass to be held for Andy on December 24th 2001
Friends and family are once again invited to join the Moffitt family in remembering Andy three years after his tragic death.

A mass will be held at St. John Bosco Parish (175 Windsor Drive, Brockville, Ontario) on December 24th 2001 at 9:30pm.

Please contact the parish at (613)342-5095 for directions.

Return to top of page May 19th 2001 Gananoque A&P BBQ Fundraiser #3
The tradition continues once again with the third Gananoque A&P BBQ and raffle benefiting the Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarship.

The event raised $1100 by selling various BBQ fare including hot dogs, hamburgers and cold drinks. This year the raffle included a freezer, satellite receiver and indoor BBQ.

More information is available on the scholarship page.

Return to top of page March 29th 2001 First ever scholarships awarded!
The first ever scholarships from the Andrew Moffitt Memorial Scholarship Fund were awarded Thursday March 29th 2001 at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ottawa.

More information is available on the scholarship page.

Return to top of page January 6th 2001 Mike's speech added
Andy's brother Mike wrote a speech on his brother for his grade 8 class. This speech has been added to Andy's site and can be read here.
Return to top of page December 29th 2000 Song created in memory of Andy
Kathleen Tarp of Song Legacy created a beautiful song in tribute to Andy. The lyrics were derived from Andy's memorial web site and when combined with Kathleen's beautiful voice the result is a truly moving piece.

For more information about the song, and to hear it please see the Sounds page.

Return to top of page November 1st 2000 Mass to be held for Andy on December 23rd 2000
Friends and family are invited to join the Moffitt family in remembering Andy on the second anniversary of his tragic death.

A mass will be held at the Paroisse Sacre-Coeur (591 Cumberland on the Ottawa U campus) on December 23rd 2000 at 5:00pm.

Please contact the parish at (613)236-5743 for directions.




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