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International Overdose Awareness Day (Victoria)

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August 31, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm


“We Fight for Those We Love and Lost”

As the opioid epidemic continues to impact communities across Canada, we invite families, friends and the public to join us for a day of remembrance for those lives lost. Our event will be a day of public awareness and education to help reduce the stigma of those who struggle with this health challenge. It will also be an opportunity to gather for a continued call for action to address this crisis and a meaningful vigil to honour and remember loved ones that we have lost. The outline of events for this day include:

4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Education and awareness/free naloxone training
4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: A memorial activity to recognize the loss of a loved one
4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Information and resource tables
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: A rally and call to action featuring guest speakers
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Candlelight vigil

For more information about this International Overdose Awareness Day Event, please contact Heather Hobbs at 250.384.2366 or



August 31, 2017
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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International Overdose Awareness Day
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Centennial Square
1 Centennial Square
Victoria, BC Canada
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