Fundraiser concert planned to commemorate girl killed by GO train

Mitchell Nwabuoku
Emmanuel Nwabuoku and family

A Hamilton family is planning a remembrance concert on Saturday for their daughter, who was struck by a GO train in July.

Dec. 10 would have been Mitchell Nwabuoku’s fifth birthday. Her father, Emmanuel Nwabuoku, had promised her an elaborate celebration.

Mitchell was struck on the GO train tracks in Mississauga while chasing a butterfly.

Her family has since created a foundation, The Butterfly Project, to help other families who have been through similar traumatic situations. 

“It’s hard for people to come out of this financially, morally and psychologically,” Nwabuoku said. “It takes friends, well-wishers, Canadians and even families to come out of this.”

Saturday’s concert in North York will feature singer Jully Black as the headliner, along with musicians from Canada, Nigeria and the United States. 

New fencing has since been installed at the GO train tracks to prevent people from crossing.