A 28-year-old Canadian who was recently promoted to a manager position at her job was among those killed in the Route 91 Harvest country music festival.
Calla Medig was set to return to Edmonton, Alberta, on Wednesday and start her role as a manager at Moxies Bar/Grill in the West Edmonton Mall on Thursday, said Scott Collingwood, the general manager.
“She was fun-loving, responsible, dedicated, hardworking. I don’t know what to say about her, honestly. It’s just a huge loss for us,” Collingwood said.
Originally from Jasper, Medig had worked for the last two years with Collingwood in the city 228 miles west of her hometown. She started as a server and was promoted multiple times, taking on addition administrative and supervisor duties before her last promotion.
Collingwood said his staff is feeling the loss.
“I’m going to say most of us almost don’t believe it’s true. We’re being told it’s true. I know somebody said earlier they’re expecting her to walk through the door tomorrow and yeah, I am, too,” he said.
This was Medig’s third year attending the country music festival, Collingwood said.
“It was something she was going to do every year,” he said.