SOUTH PLAZA,ROBSON ST
Gathering for opening Vigil Ceremony.
Waiting for confirmation of added part
to this evening before Candle Lighting.
Candle Lighting.Moment of Silence.
Guest Speakers from the Vancouver Area
To be Announced upon all Confirmations.
Closing words and opportunity to meet
with other attendees,gather information,
exchange information,support groups,
networking,gather any helpful hand outs.
More information will be updated as the
date draws closer.Please feel free to write
with any inquiries a the IOAD Vancouver
Facebook Page.Contact name : Tabitha
This is an International Overdose Awareness Day
Vigil & Rally in memory of those who have died from
drug overdose.Paying respect to surviving loved ones
and all levels of front line workers who work daily to
help reduce harm and loss caused by drug overdose.
The Opioid Crisis touches all walks of life and cultures.
All communities,ages,religions,genders and corners of
the City of Vancouver,Province of British Columbia,Country
of Canada and Continent of North America – and beyond.
This is also a public drug health rally to better improve
up to date OD prevention,harm reduction and various
outlets for intervention,support and treatment/recovery.
Turning stigma upside down to shed light and reality
of Substance Use Disorders being health issues and
not criminal or moral issues.
Standing up for the human rights to dignified understanding
and treatments of those who are at risk with drug use,actively addicted,suffering or who have passed away.
As well as sharing stories and awareness of many ways
people can and DO overcome drug use issues to live safe
and well again however has effectively worked for them.
There are many opinions,beliefs,personal experiences
and Scientific research that falls under this urgent health
crisis.Being able to learn from all sides can move society
forward to greater options for those to utilize with out the
shame or fear.With respect,we combine all of the above
to work together for a safer and health society and world.
Everyone is welcomed.
This is in solidarity with other events being held in and
around Vancouver,Lower Mainland,BC,Canada and the
rest of the world who observe and or are involved with
various types of International Overdose Awareness Day
Events.If you would like more information on the history
and ways you can get involved,free resources you can
access and share,please visit the official IOAD Website.