Kamloops woman organizes shuttle service to help search for Shtuka

By Greg Fry
March 14, 2018 - 7:00am

KAMLOOPS — As the frantic search for Ryan Shtuka up at Sun Peaks approaches the four-week mark, a Kamloops woman has stepped up to help out.

Wendy Lefebvre has organized a shuttle bus service to search for Ryan this Saturday.

It will leave the Fox'n Hounds Pub at 8:00 a.m. and return at 4:00 p.m. Snow boots are required, though Sun Peaks will be donating snowshoes and poles. Local bus company Tastefull Excursions has offered up the transportation.

"As you know, it's been going on for over three weeks and we'd really like to get our community involved to show support for the family," says Lefebvre. "Ironically, it is Ryan's 21st birthday on Saturday as well and I think it would mean the world to the family to see the support the community is showing to them."

So, what inspired her to help out?

"I'll be honest with you, I'm the mother of a son who spent many a weekend, lots of them snowboarding, up at Sun Peaks and my heart just goes out to the family. It could be any one of our children up there."

Anyone seeking more information about this Saturday's shuttle service is asked to call Lefebvre at (250) 571-2450.

Ryan was last seen in the early morning hours of February 17 after a house party on Burfield Drive.

It's believed he left the party to walk home just a short distance away around 2:10 in the morning. He hasn't been seen since.

The family is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to Ryan's location.

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