Scott McKinnon’s family and friends are looking for some help, to ensure that the fifth annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display in his memory goes ahead in Iroquois Falls.

McKinnon died after ingesting the opioid fentanyl for the first time on Boxing Day, 2014.

New Year’s Eve that year would have been the young diamond driller’s 27th birthday.

His dad Tim McKinnon says Scott was a big fireworks fan.

“He was, and that’s just reaching up into the heavens, too.  It’s basically a lot of birthday candles we’re sending up for him.”

McKinnon says right off the top, he needs money for permits and insurance.

 “We’re looking at about $700 before we can buy any fireworks, he says. “So last year, we had around $2,000.  We’d like to exceed that.  Every year we like to make the show bigger and better, so that’s our goal.”

The deadline is December 21st.  More at