Boonstock overdose victim identified

PENTICTON, B.C. – A day before Lynn Tolocka collapsed from a suspected drug overdose at the Boonstock festival in Penticton, she posted her excitement about traveling to the Okanagan for the event on Facebook.

“Can’t wait til I’m there at boonstock,” is the comment at 10:21 a.m. July 31st to her Facebook post: “Peace out Calgary, always a slice. Now to beautiful BC mountains here we come.”

Her friend responds, “I know! You’ve only been talking about it forevvvvaa.”

Photos on her facebook page show Tolocka, a Leduc, Alberta resident, with friends later that day, costumed in hats in a photo title, “A lil rave with your rock”.

The last photo Lynn Tolocka posted on facebook, July 31st, before her death from a suspected drug overdose while attending Boonstock in Penticton.

facebook/ Global Okanagan

Story continues below



  • WATCH: Boonstock reviews trickle in

    Leduc woman dies at Boonstock

Tributes now fill the pages since Tolocka’s last post as friends come to terms with the loss.

Family is arranging services for the 24-year-old woman for 1 p.m. Monday, August 11th at St. Michael’s church 5105-45A Street in Leduc.

Tolocka was to celebrate her 25th birthday August 3rd.

The Leduc woman is said to have collapsed in front of a stage at Boonstock Friday evening. When police attended Penticton Hospital, they found two other Boonstock revelers were in critical care from drug overdoses.

Interior Health reports 80 emergency room visits from Boonstock event goers during the three day event, most of them drug and alcohol related.

The B.C. Coroners Service continues to investigate Tolocka’s death.