UPDATE: The school that was previously mentioned in the story has no involvement in the event.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A group of local parents are organizing a fundraiser called Wheels for Tegan for a student who was injured in a tobogganing accident.

Due to the back injury she sustained, Tegan Nielsen is now wheelchair-bound, and as such, the family needs to make adjustments to their home and a new vehicle.

The June 25th fundraiser will be held at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Center and will feature performances by The Montney Coulees and The Roadside Distractions.

There will also be a silent auction and 50/50 draws. One silent auction item is courtesy of the Vancouver Canucks organization: an autographed jersey from 2021-2022.

(Wheels For Tegan – Facebook)

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and it all starts at 7 p.m. and goes until midnight.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the events Facebook page.

There was also a GoFundMe page set up that has raised over $144,000 for the family.

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