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    Halifax

    Activity: IOAD March
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Direction 180 (2164 Gottingen St.) to City Hall
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Nova Scotia Health Authority
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    March from Direction 180 (2164 Gottingen St.) to City Hall. Barbecue to follow at Direction 180

    Nova Scotia

    Amherst

    Activity: IOAD Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Victoria Square (60 Victoria St. E)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Nova Scotia Health Authority
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    Amherst, 11 a.m.: IOAD Event in Victoria Square (60 Victoria St. E)

    Nova Scotia

    Truro

    Activity: IOAD Booth
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Truro Farmer’s Market (15 Young St)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Nova Scotia Health Authority
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    Truro, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.: Booth at Truro Farmer’s Market (15 Young St).

    Ontario

    Activity: IOAD – Preventing Overdoses
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Delhi Tobacco Museum at Quance Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Haldimnad-Norfolk Health unit
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    From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit’s harm reduction team will provide information about preventing overdoses as well as distributing free naloxone kits. Naloxone is the go-to antidote of choice when someone is suffering an opioid overdose.

    Calgary

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Tribute
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: McDougall Center, 455 6 St SW, Calgary AB T2P 4A2
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: McDougall Center
    Contact: McDougall Center
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    Round table discussion to share struggles with addiction and overdose

    Castlegar

    British Columbia

    Activity: Public information table – addicition and mental health issues
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Castlegar Safeway, 1721 Columbia Ave, Castlegar BC V1N 2W6
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Castlegar Fentanyl-Opioid Working Group
    Contact: Deb McIntosh
    Phone:
    Email:

    Sitting at the table over the course of the day will be outreach workers like McIntosh, front-line responders like paramedics, community health nurses, and even people living with addiction. There’ll be pamphlets and panel boards and contact information for people looking for help.

    haileybury

    Activity: Overdose awareness day
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: The Pavilion Women’s Centre
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Pavillion Women’s Centre
    Contact: anna
    Phone:
    Email: a.rolle@penington.org.au

    The Pavilion Women’s Centre is hosting an event in recognition of Overdose Awareness Day at Kinross Pond on August 28th. The purpose of the event is to let women of the community know that The Pavilion is becoming a Naloxone (Narcan) Distribution Centre.

    Organizers are inviting people to join them Join them along with OPP, Victim Services, and other service providers to learn about harm reduction, overdose, substance usage and available supports within our community.

    The event goes from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm rain or shine.

    Halifax

    Nova Scotia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness March
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Alexa Maclean
    Phone:
    Email:

    International Overdose Awareness March

    Calgary

    Activity: Family members of opioid overdose victims take part in roundtable discussion
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Alanna Smith
    Phone:
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    Family members of opioid overdose victims take part in roundtable discussion

    Grande Prairie

    Activity: Grief Support Group meeting for Overdse Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Beyond the Stigma, Silence and Sorrow
    Contact: Scott Stansfield
    Phone:
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    Grief support group meeting to mark International Overdose Awareness Day

    Parry Sound

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 60 James Street, Parry Sound
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Parry Sound OPP
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    PARRY SOUND, ON – Parry Sound is hosting an Overdose Awareness Day and West Parry Sound OPP will be participating.

    The local detachment is joining the Canadian Mental Health Association Parry Sound-Muskoka starting at 11:00am at 60 James Street, Parry Sound.

    The police will be there in support of the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act (GSDOA) and informing the public how the law is meant to work.

    The law can protect you even if you’ve taken drugs or have some on and you call for assistance when you see an overdose. Specifically, it provides protection against possessing drugs for your own use or violating conditions of parole, bail, probation or conditional sentencing in drug possession cases.

    New Westminster

    Activity: Messages of Hope
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Russell Housing Centre
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: New Westminster Overdose Community Action Team (NWOCAT)
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    New Westminster Overdose Community Action Team (NWOCAT) is inviting community members to write messages of hope, which will be displayed as a mural in the window of the Russell Housing Centre, operated by Lookout Housing and Health Society for a week starting Aug. 30.

    Amherst

    Nova Scotia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Haligonian Editors
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    International Overdose Awareness Day

    Truro

    Nova Scotia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Haligonian Editors
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    International Overdose Awareness Day

    Calgary

    Alberta

    Activity: Roundtable Discussion
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: McDougall Center
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: McDougall Center
    Contact: McDougall Center
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    Round table Discussion

    Vancouver

    British Columbia

    Activity: Purple Light Illumination of Vancouver Convention Centre
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Judy Darcy
    Phone:
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    Purple Light Illumination of Vancouver Convention Centre to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day

    Vancouver

    British Columbia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Vancouver Public Library.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Tabitha Montgomery
    Phone:
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    Information distribution and awareness raising.

    Ottawa

    Activity: Peter Eady Radio International Overdose Awareness Day CBC Interview
    Date: 02/09/2019
    Time: 04:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CBC Radio
    Contact: Alan Neal
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    A radio interview with Peter Eady on his coping and effects with his son’s passing due to overdose.

    Oliver

    British Columbia

    Activity: Oliver Town Hall Purple Lighting
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 6150 Main Street Oliver BC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Oliver Council
    Contact: Martin Johansen
    Phone: 250 485 6200
    Email: admin@oliver.ca

    Recognition of International Overdoes Awareness day by flooding the town hall with purple lights.

    Winnipeg

    Activity: The Purple Ribbon Campaign
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Winnipeg City Hall
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
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    Wear a purple ribbon to raise awareness of overdose and substance related deaths

    Langley

    British Columbia

    Activity: Overdose Awareness day, naloxone training, harm reduction education, resources, bbq lunch
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Vineyard Church parking lot, 5708 Glover Rd
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Lookout Housing Society, Friends Langley Vineyard, We All Play a ROLE, Kimz Angels, Langley Division of Family Practice, Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society & MOMS Stop the Harm
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    Grand Prairie

    Activity: Awareness March
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 04:30 pm
    Location: Grand Prairie, Candada. March begins at Northreach Society on 102 Street, Speakers and bbq @ Muskoseepi Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Tyla Savard
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    Peterborough

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Memorial
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: St. John's Anglican Church, 99 Brock St. Peterborough ON
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: PARN- your community AIDS resource network
    Contact: Rachel Petty
    Phone: 705 749 9110
    Email: rachel@parn.ca

    Memorial event for those affected by overdose

    Toronto

    Ontario

    Activity: Direct Action Aug 27, 2019
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 02:08 pm
    Location: Three minute video successful ‘Direct action’ MDs offices just trying save everyone’s life non users and users https://youtu.be/THh1t-BEUHU
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Gary Thompson
    Phone: 647-864-6609
    Email: jgary.thompson@mail.utoronto.ca

    Removed life threatening protocol from an addictions clinic. Protocol no rescue breathing chest compressions only

    Trenton

    Ontario

    Activity: Quinte West Community Narcotics Committee open house
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Quinte West Fire Department
    Dixon Drive, Trenton
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Quinte West Community Narcotics Committee
    Contact:
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    In honour of those affected by overdose

    Kelowna

    British Columbia

    Activity: Purple Ribbon Campaign Walk
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 08:30 am
    Location: William R Bennett Bridge, Kelowna
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Okanagan Nation Alliance
    Contact:
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    Join us in celebrating International Overdose Awareness Day

    Vernan

    Ontario

    Activity: IOAD event
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Vernon’s Upper Room Mission, Vernon, Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Vernon’s Upper Room Mission
    Contact: Cera Brown
    Phone:
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    In addition to a free barbecue and donated door prizes, the event is the culmination of efforts from multiple different community and social service groups.

    Algoma

    Ontario

    Activity: IOAD walk along boardwalk
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Clergue Park (near Art Gallery), Algoma, Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sault and Area Drug Strategy
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    Thirty-minute walk along boardwalk planned.

    Kirkland Lake

    Ontario

    Activity: IOAD event
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Pavilion Women’s Centre, Kirkland Lake, Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Pavilion Women’s Centre
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    The purpose of the event is to let women of the community know that The Pavilion is becoming a Naloxone (Narcan) Distribution Centre.
    Organizers are inviting people to join them along with OPP, Victim Services, and other service providers to learn about harm reduction, overdose, substance usage and available supports within our community.

    St Thomas

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose awareness event including Naloxone training and nasal kit distribution
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Southwestern Public Health, Alleyway just east of 300 Talbot Street, St Thomas, Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Southwestern Public Health
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    A celebration to honor the lives of those lost or affected by overdose and to raise awareness of overdose.

    Kimberley

    British Columbia

    Activity: Wellness Clinic
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Kimberley Library, Kimberley, British Columbia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Kimberley Harm Reduction Collaborative
    Contact:
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    IOAD event

    St Catharines

    Ontario

    Activity: Schmon Tower at Brock University lit in purple
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Positive Living Niagara and Overdose Prevention Education Network
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    Schmon Tower will be lit up purple in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Welland

    Ontario

    Activity: Main Street Bridge lit in purple
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Main Street, Welland, Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Positive Living Niagara and Overdose Prevention Education
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    Main Street Bridge will be lit up purple as a celebration of International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Fort Erie

    Ontario

    Activity: Peace Bridge lit in purple
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: Fort Erie, Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Positive Living Niagara and Overdose Prevention Education Network
    Contact:
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    Peace Bridge will be lit up purple to celebrate International Overdose Awareness Day

    British Columbia

    Activity: Purple Ribbon Campaign Caravan
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Osoyoos and Lower Similkameen Indian Bands, Penticton, Kelowna, Vermont and Merritt, British Columbia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Okanagan Nation Alliance
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    A celebration of International Overdose Awareness Day and remembering those who we’ve lost or been affected by overdose.

    Timmons

    Ontario

    Activity: IOAD proclamation, flag-lowering and minute of silence
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: Porcupine Health Unit building, 169 Pine Street S, Timmins, Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Porcupine Health Unit, City of Timmins, CDSSAB Paramedicine and Timmins Area Drug Strategy
    Contact:
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    Join us for the IOAD proclamation, flag-lowering and minute of silence

    Vancouver

    BC

    Activity: Providence Health Care International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Main Entrance of St Paul’s Hospital
    1081 Burrard St Entrance
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Providence Health Care
    Contact: Kaye Robinson
    Phone: 604-806-9330
    Email: KRobinson@providencehealth.bc.ca

    Friday, August 30th, for International Overdose Awareness Day, St. Paul’s is holding an information day outside the main entrance on Burrard Street. The Providence Urban Health program is organizing the event, where staff will be present to talk about the hospital’s substance-use services such as the Rapid Access Addiction Clinic and others. Naloxone kits will be available and training will be provided. Refreshments will be provided, there will be purple wristbands and ribbons to mark the day, and a memorial feature will be displayed so friends and families can honour loved ones who have been lost to substance-use complications. Please share widely with staff! Thank you!

    Montréal

    Québec

    Activity: Journée de Sensibilisation aux Surdoses – Un tintamarre pour réveiller les morts
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:30 pm
    Location: Square Émilie Gamelin
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Comité Journée de Sensibilisation aux Surdoses
    Contact: GIAP
    Phone:
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    A tintamarre to wake the dead will start around 14:30
    There will be speeches around 16:00
    BBQ to celebrate the oldest needle exchance in North America 30th anniversary !!! Starting at 17:00

    Maple Ridge

    BC

    Activity:International Overdose Awareness Day – Celebration of Life
    Date:29/08/2019
    Time:06:00 pm
    Location:Haney Wharf, Maple Ridge
    Public/Private:Public
    Individual/Organisation:Organisation
    Name of Organisation:Ridge Meadows Overdose Community Action Table
    Contact:Kat Wahamaa – Moms Stop The Harm
    Phone:
    Email:kmwahamaa@gmail.com

    Thursday, August 29, 6pm at the Haney Wharf in Maple Ridge the community is invited to share food, songs and stories to remember loved ones and call for action to end this epidemic. IOAD is a global movement for understanding, compassion, and change.

    Toronto

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Awareness and Prevention Booth
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Syme Woolner Neighbourhood and Family Centre
    2468 Eglinton Avenue. West, Unit 3,
    Toronto, Ontario M6M 5E2
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Syme Woolner Neighbourhood & Family Centre
    Contact: Uzefa Gulma
    Phone: 4167664634
    Email: harmreductionworker@symewoolner.org

    Information booth will be set up in front of our Harm Reduction Office and will provide numerous pamphlets/brochures/etc. pertaining to overdoes prevention. Naloxone kits will also be distributed to those interested.

    Windsor

    Ontario

    Activity: We Remember Them – International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Dinner
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Average Joe’s Sports Bar – 1286 Lauzon Rd.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Windsor Overdose Prevention Society
    Contact: Brandon Bailey
    Phone: 2262465026
    Email: Overdosepreventionwindsor@gmail.com

    Do you know someone who has passed from overdose?

    Does someone you know use substances?

    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. In Windsor we will be holding it on Friday, August 30, 2019. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

    International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

    Thousands of people die each year from drug overdose. They come from all walks of life.
    Do you recognise the signs and symptoms of overdose? What is the impact of drug use and overdose on family, friends and those experiencing it?

    Join us on Friday, August 30, 2019, at Average Joe’s, 1286 Lauzon Road. Doors open at 5:00PM, opening starts at 5:30PM with dinner served at 6:00PM. Dinner includes pasta, salad, a roll and coffee/tea.

    We will be hearing from a number of speakers who have lost their most cherished loved ones.

    These people were so much more than an overdose statistic!

    Come on out to hear their stories!

    Niagra Falls

    Ontario

    Activity: The Horseshoe Falls lights up for IOAD
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 pm
    Location: The Horseshoe Falls
    Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NAMES – Niagra Area Moms Ending Stigma
    Contact: https://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/news-story/8871796-falls-turning-purple-for-drug-overdose-awareness/#.XWXQSPF8Xsp.facebook
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    The Horseshoe Falls will be illuminated in purple Friday night to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day.

    The event, held at locations around the world, raises awareness of the impact drug overdoses have on individuals and families and tries to reduce the stigma surrounding a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief those deaths cause.

    The group NAMES — Niagara Area Moms Ending Stigma — will hold a vigil in Oakes Garden Theatre during the illumination, from 9 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. The vigil is open to the public; look for the people with the purple glowsticks.

    Orangeville

    Ontario

    Activity: 3rd Annual Overdose Awareness Health Fair and BBQ
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Family Transition Place
    Orangeville
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Family Transition Place
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    The Dufferin Overdose Awareness Committee invites you to recognize the importance of International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31) at their 3rd annual Overdose Awareness Health Fair and Barbecue. It’s starting soon at the Edelbrock Centre! Please drop by to learn more about addiction services in our community and to hear formal remarks by individuals affected by overdose. The barbecue and health fair are FREE and will open at 5:30 p.m.
    We’ll be there, rain or shine.

    Revelstoke

    British Columbia

    Activity: Community Dialogue
    Date: 27/09/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: 4 locations around Revelstoke
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Revelstoke CYMHSU Local Action Team
    Contact: Stacie Byrne
    Phone: 250-200-0022
    Email: revelstokecymhsu@gmail.com

    The City of Revelstoke in partnership with Revelstoke CYMHSU Local Action Team will be hosting four community dialogues located around town between September to December 2019. Each of these will take a different form beginning with an art installation at Luna Fest, a Welcome Week activity, a community dinner and a panel dialogue. The intent of these dialogues is to come together to better understand the individuals and stakeholders involved and to not let the death of those in our community have been in vain. We need to learn more, understand more, and support more.

    Salmon Arm

    B.C.

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:30 pm
    Location: Ross Street Plaza (at the corner of Hudson Ave and Ross Street) in Salmon Arm’s downtown core
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kaley York-Pearce
    Phone: 250-833-4151
    Email: kaley.york@interiorhealth.ca

    Public Health Nurses will be raising awareness in our community of opioid overdose, remembering those that have lost their lives to overdose and providing information on community services/supports. Harm reduction materials will be available as well as Naloxone Training.

    Penticton

    British Columbia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Parking lot of RCMP Detachment:
    1168 Main St., Penticton, BC*North end of rear parking lot
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Interior Health Authority
    Contact: Cleo Neville
    Phone:
    Email: harm.reduction.manager@sowins.com

    The community is invited to come together to help raise awareness about the on-going opioid crisis and learn more about how to get help as well as pay tribute to those that have been lost to the crisis to date. This event is co-hosted by SOWINS, One Sky, Interior Health and the Penticton RCMP and there will be representatives from these as well as many other community agencies on site to provide information on the crisis, how it is impacting people and communities across the province and the country and what is being done and can be done locally to help. There will be people on site to do Take Home Naloxone training and kits available for people to take home. There will also be a free BBQ and some prizes – special thanks to Boyd Autobody and Save On Foods for sponsoring the BBQ! Come out and learn more about what we can all do to make a difference.

    Join us on Friday, August 30, 2019 as we remember, talk, and take steps to #endoverdose

    Peterborough

    Ontario

    Activity: Salute AC DC – International Overdose Awareness Day Concert
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: The Venue Peterborough
    286 George St North
    K9J3H2 Peterborough, Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
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    August 31st – International Overdose Awareness Day. See an amazing concert in support of PTBO Strong – a local not-for-profit raising funds to help those in our community struggling with opioid addiction. 🙏

    www.venueptbo.ca

    Tickets on sale NOW on Eventbrite.ca!
    19+ Concert

    The Wolf 101.5 FM
    #ptbostrong #reversingthetrend #community

    Victoria

    British Columbia

    Activity: Photovoice – Images of Inclusion
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Arts Centre at Cedar Hill – 3220 Cedar Hill Rd, Victoria, BC
    August 20 – September 9
    Facility hours: https://www.saanich.ca/EN/main/parks-recreation-culture/facilities-schedules-fees/facilities/cedar-hill-recreation-centre.html
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Project support from Island Health and the United Way Greater Victoria
    Contact: Jennifer Parisi
    Phone:
    Email:

    Peer-artist photography exhibit exploring compassionate images about the overdose crisis.

    Moncton

    New Brunswick

    Activity: Silent Memorial
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Downtown Moncton
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ensemble Services Greater Moncton
    Contact: Abbi Ryder
    Phone: 5068599616
    Email: aryder@ensemblegm.ca

    We will be collecting names of individuals who have passed away due to an overdose or a substance related issue. We are writing the names of these individuals on purple ribbons and then will be tying them around lamp posts, parking meters, trees, etc.

    Moncton

    New Brunswick

    Activity: Naloxone Administration & Overdose Prevention
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: 81 Albert Street Moncton
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ensemble Services Greater Moncton
    Contact: Abbi Ryder
    Phone: 5068599616
    Email: aryder@ensemblegm.ca

    We will be hosting a Naloxone administration course, so individuals are comfortable with the administration and recognizing the signs of an overdose. Some tips and resources will also be provided on how to prevent an overdose.

    Campbell River

    BC Canada

    Activity: IOAD WALK
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Ostler Park…….Campbell River……at Quadra Ferry Terminal
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Masters of Hope
    Contact: Tracy Masters
    Phone:
    Email: Lupi1@shaw.ca

    Aug 31. 11-1pm……..Walk through town, then back to Ostler Park for handouts and discussion.

    Red Deer

    AB

    Activity: Leah’s Light Walk and Run / Time to Remember Awareness and Naloxone Traing Candlelight Vigil
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 02:05 pm
    Location: Leah’s Light August 24 4519 FOUNTAIN DR, Red Deer, Alberta 10:30 – 2:30Traning and Vigil August 30 4914 – 48 Ave, Red Deer Alberta 2:00 – 5:00
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Turning Point Society of Central Alberta
    Contact: Stacey CArmichael
    Phone: 4033468858
    Email: stacey.carmichael@turningpoint-ca.org

    Leah’s Light is a 5 km walk and run to raise awareness of overdose prevention and takes place on Saturday August 24, 2019. Over the following week we will do a dedicated social media campaign leading up to Friday August 30 when we will provide education on overdose prevention and naloxone training / kits prior to a vigil in City Hall Park

    Thunder Bay

    Ontario

    Activity: International Overdose Day
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: City Hall McGillivray Square
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NorWest Community Health Centre
    Contact: Heather Gillies
    Phone: 807-633-9377
    Email: hgillies@norwestchc.org

    Remember a loved one lost to overdose

    Kelowna

    BC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day – Kelowna
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Kerry Park, 1480 Mill Street, Kelowna, BC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Ann-Marie Honkonen
    Phone:
    Email: ann.mike@telus.net

    Bringing together those in our Community with Lived Experience. Honoring those lives lost to the Overdose Crisis with a Candlelight Vigil. Hosted by Moms Stop The Harm. Live Music, Naloxone Training and more.

    Vancouver

    BC

    Activity: IOAD Awareness & Education
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Vancouver Public Library — Central Branch Promenade (350 West Georgia St.)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Leah Tottenham
    Phone:
    Email:

    Table will include up-to-date and local Substance Use Disorder information as well as support
    for individuals living with related drug use issues and/or who have lost loved ones by overdose /
    tainted drugs.

    Victoria

    BC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Victoria
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 1 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1P5
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AVI Health and Community Services
    Contact: Shane Calder
    Phone: 250-384-2366
    Email: julia.breese@avi.org

    Together we will hold space to remember those loved and lost, while advocating for decriminalization, dignified healthcare and a #safesupply

    Join us for join us for Victoria’s Largest annual public Narcan Training, Community BBQ, Resource Tables, Live Music and Memorial Heart Activity with Mom’s Stop the Harm.

    The Vancouver Island Drug Checking Project will be offering a free and confidential drug checking service.

    This event has been organized by the South Island Community Overdose Response Network (SICORN) with funding from the Community Action Initiative (CAI) and support from the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR)

    Event takes place on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen speaking peoples, of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.

    Langford

    BC

    Activity: Westshore Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Veteran’s Memorial Park Langford, BC
    Aldwynd Rd, Victoria, British Columbia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AVI Health and Community Services
    Contact: Hermione Jefferis
    Phone: 250-940-3605
    Email: hermione.jefferis@avi.org

    August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. Please join us at Memorial Park (Aldwynd Road, Langford) for a picnic lunch, resource table, speakers, and support. At 1pm a Naloxone training and kits will be provided. Free. Everyone welcome, family friendly. Provided by AVI Health & Community Services with support from the Victoria Foundation. This event is taking place on the traditional territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.

    Purple and silver are the colours chosen to represent International Overdose Awareness Day; purple ribbons will be placed around Langford to acknowledge those loved ones we have lost to the overdose epidemic and to remind the community that there is still work to be done to prevent any further senseless deaths. For more information on that campaign, special events taking place around BC and elsewhere, or for support, please check out avi.org or www.momsstoptheharm.

    Sydney

    Nova Scotia

    Activity: Overdose Awareness and Remembrance Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Wentworth Park, Sydney, Nova Scotia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Ally Centre of Cape Breton
    Contact: Natasha Rowe
    Phone: 9025671766
    Email: natasha.rowe@bellaliant.com

    Why: To invite you to stand beside friends and families of overdose victims to reflect on their lives and their losses. Events such as this will reinforce the idea that no-one feels shame or disgrace at the death of someone from drug overdose.

    To bring awareness to the fact that in 2011 to 2012, EHS responded to 330 calls related to overdose here in the Cape Breton District Health Authority. That is almost one overdose per day. There are programs and interventions that can safely prevent deaths due to overdose. Cape Breton is without this programming although proposals have and will continue to be submitted to both federal and provincial health departments and efforts are being made nationally to change policy within government to make the tools necessary for these interventions available to the populations most affected.

    How: We will honor those we have lost and read their names to give individual recognition. We invite anybody who lost someone to overdose to give us their name so we may recite it during our event. You can come to the Ally Centre of Cape Breton prior to the event to write their name, or on site the day of the event. We will hold 3 moments of silence – One for the people who have died of accidental overdose; One for the families, friends and loved ones of those who passed; and one to appeal for evidence based interventions, services and supports to mitigate the risks for people who use drugs.

    Scarborough

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Awareness bbq and memorial
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 04:30 pm
    Location: ACSA South Drop In
    202 Markham Rd
    Scarborough Ontario
    M1J 3C2
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Agincourt Community Services Assocation
    Contact: Rahema Mohamed
    Phone: 6474596912
    Email: mrahema@agincourtcommunityservices.com

    Community gathering to share a meal, provide information about overdose prevention and treatment, memorial garden activity and Naloxone training and distribution. Collaboration with Black CAP.

    Courtenay

    BRITISH COLUMBIA

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Gathering
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: 576 England Ave, Courtenay. B.C.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Indigenous Women’s Sharing Society
    Contact: Patti Sture
    Phone: 7785853105
    Email: pattia.09@gmail.com

    We are hosting a gathering with Elders, Youth, and community members , featuring naloxone training, guest speakers with lived experience, Youth Hip hop performances, and a ceremony honoring the lives of our loved ones who have passed on from accidental poisonings.

    oil springs, ontario

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Yearly BBQ
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 118 Victoria st.
    Sarnia, Ontario
    N7T 5W9
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: BMC Pharmacy and Clinic
    Contact: marcel laporte
    Phone: 5193379900
    Email: mdjlaporte@me.com

    BBQ with Naloxone kit distribution and training

    Thunder Bay

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: City Hall (500 Donald St. E).
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Thunder Bay Drug Strategy
    Contact: Cynthia Olsen
    Phone: 1-807-625-2942
    Email: colsen@thunderbay.ca

    Information booths
    Naloxone training
    Tributes to loved ones can be made and tied to the memorial tree
    Free bannock and light refreshments

    KELOWNA

    BRITISH COLUMBIA

    Activity: INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY EVENT
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: KERRY PARK, BERNARD ST. NEAR THE SAILS, DOWNTOWN KELOWNA, B.C.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: MOMS STOP THE HARM
    Contact: Ann-Marie Honkonen
    Phone: 250-681-4768
    Email: ann.mike@telus.net

    Loved ones gathering to Honor those lost to the Overdose Crisis and those that still struggle with lived experience. There will be entertainment, Naloxone Training, Candlelight Vigil and more. Please join us!

    Hamilton

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Hamilton
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Gage Park Band Shell (1000 Main St East)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Harm Reduction Team – City of Hamilton Public Health Services
    Contact: Margot Corbin
    Phone: 905-973-3748
    Email: margot.corbin@hamilton.ca

    A free community event to:
    – pay tribute to those who have been affected by overdose
    – raise awareness of resources in the community
    – reduce the stigma of drug-related death
    – help prevent death from overdose
    The day includes a memorial to commemorate those whose lives have been lost to overdose, overdose response training and Naloxone kits, speakers who will share their lived experiences and an open mic opportunity.
    ** Free food, drinks and Naloxone kits will be available**

    Medicine Hat

    Alberta

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: 1st St SE
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Medicine Hat Drug Coalition
    Contact: Christa Schmidt
    Phone: 4039527728
    Email:

    free barbecue, guest speakers, Flags of Hope making station, candle light vigil, bagpipes and other live music, Naloxone training.

    Québec

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Point de Repères – 225 rue Dorchester, Québec, QC, G1K 5Z4
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Point de Repères
    Contact: Elizabeth
    Phone:
    Email: participation@pointdereperes.com

    Marche commémorative dans le quartier St-Roch. Affichage de flyers de revendications et de rubans. Il y aura de la nourriture au Point de Repères à la fin de l’activité.

    Awareness walk will start at 2:00 pm at Point de Repères – 225 rue Dorchester. We will have food and refreshments at the end of the walk.

    Pine Falls

    Manitoba

    Activity: Pine Falls/Sagkeeng Harm Reduction Network – International Overdose Awareness Day – Communities Supporting Communities
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Hwy 11, Lot 3 Fort Alexander, Manitoba
    Mino Pimatiziwin Healing Lodge Community Gymnasium and lot
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Manitoba Harm Reduction Network
    Contact: Heather Courchene
    Phone: 2043406767
    Email: Heather@mhrn.ca

    Naloxone Training for Peers 10am-12pm
    Community BBQ 12-3pm
    With Hearts Activity, Vigil Tree, Elder/Crisis Intervention Support, Entertainment/Open Mic, IERHA Mobile Wellness/Health Fair

    Edmonton

    Activity: International overdose awareness day 2019
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:01 pm
    Location: Steps of the Alberta legislature
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Streetworks
    Contact: Patrick Black
    Phone:
    Email:

    We are honouring the lives lost in Alberta and throughout Canada by bringing awareness to the Unintentional overdoseissue and training public in proper lifesaving measures such as the Naloxone training.

    Quesnel

    B.C.

    Activity: CSUN Overdose Awareness Event.
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: The corner of Carson Ave, and Front Street at the Entrance of the Quesnel Walking Bridge.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Coalition of Substance Users of the North (CSUN)
    Contact: Dawn Cameron
    Phone: 250-983-4068
    Email: coalitionofsubstanceusersofthenorth@outlook.com

    Memorial ribbons and crosses, Music, food, speakers, open mike for anyone who wishes to speak, harm reduction supplies, and naloxone kits, peer and family support.

    Sarnia

    Ontario

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Evening
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Sarnia City Hall – Waterfront
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: North Lambton Community Health Centre
    Contact: Nikki
    Phone: 5197864545 ext 331
    Email: Nthomson@nlchc.com

    *Remembrance & Prevention*

    Everyone Welcome!

    Flin Flon

    Manitoba – MB

    Activity: Memorial March & Candle Light Vigil
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Pioneer Square-Main Street-Flin Flon mb
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Manitoba Harm Reduction Network/Play It Safer Network
    Contact: Tieryn Steele
    Phone: 2042711497
    Email: tieryn@mhrn.ca

    To remember those who have been lost or have had their lives permanently altered by overdose. Let us come together to march for effective policy reform so that others do not have to suffer the same fate. It is a time to remember and a time to act. After the march we will hold a candle light vigil at Pioneer Square where community members can gather, share stories and light a candle for their lost loved ones. We will also be providing Naloxone training and have free information on the safest way to use drugs.

    Swan River

    MB

    Activity: Overdose Training
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Box 2216
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: HELP Netowrk
    Contact: Delores Genaille
    Phone: 2047310283
    Email: delores@mhrn.ca

    Naloxone Training sessions, Sharing circle and Art activities

    Thompson

    Manitoba

    Activity: Heart Art Project with MHRN & Community Overdose Awareness Sessions
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Various community locations
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Safer Choices Northern Network
    Contact: Sharon Cordell
    Phone: 204 679 5870
    Email: Sharon@mhrn.ca

    Safer Choices Northern Network will be participating in the Manitoba Harm Reduction Network Heart Art Project and stenciling hearts representing the lives lost yearly in Canada. The Northern Regional Health Authority will be hosting overdose awareness sessions to assist community members in recognizing an overdose and what they can do to help.

    Vancouver

    BC

    Activity: Surdoses : pourquoi sommes-nous tous concernés?
    Date: 05/09/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Creekside Community Recreation Centre
    1 Athletes Way
    Vancouver, BC
    V5Y 0B1
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: RésoSanté Colombie-Britannique
    Contact: Marion Mathou
    Phone: +1 604-629-1000
    Email: info@resosante.ca

    Fête entre amis ou isolement, pour décompresser ou pour se soigner, la crise des opioïdes nous concerne tous. Venez participer à la conversation pour mieux comprendre les risques et les outils disponibles.

    Une formation à la Naloxone sera offerte gratuite sur place et une trousse de prévention des méfaits sera distribuée aux participants. Des collations et bouchées seront offertes sur place. Pour toute restriction alimentaire, merci de nous contacter directement à info@resosante.ca.

    4 experts pour vous informer et répondre à vos questions en français :

    Marilou Gagnon, inf., PhD, est professeure en sciences infirmière à l’Université de Victoria et chercheure à CISUR (Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research). Elle est fondatrice et présidente de l’Association des infirmiers et infirmières en réduction des méfaits. Avant d’arriver en Colombie-Britannique, elle faisait partie de Overdose Prevention Ottawa, groupe communautaire ayant ouvert le premier site de prévention des surdoses à Ottawa. Elle fait partie de nombreux comités d’experts et groupes de travail chargés de développer des lignes directrices, des outils éducatifs et des politiques en lien avec les drogues, réduction des méfaits et la consommation supervisée.
    Dr Brian Conway, MD FRCPC, Directeur médical et spécialiste des maladies infectieuses à VIDC (Vancouver Infectuous Diseases Center). Dr. Conway a efficacement amélioré les soins de santé pour les communautés francophones touchées par le VIH / VHC en Colombie-Britannique.
    Sébastien Payan, conseiller en soins infirmiers à Vancouver Coastal Health et au “BC Centre for Disease Control”. Originaire de France, il travaille depuis plus de 10 ans au Canada, notamment en réduction des méfaits auprès des populations vulnérables. Ses domaines d’expertise sont l’usage de drogues, la prévention des overdoses aux opioïdes anisi que les infections transmissibles sexuellement et par le sang.
    Dr Derek Chang est médecin de famille sécialisé en toxicomanie et instructeur clinique à l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique (UBC). Il a suivi une formation de spécialiste en toxicomanie. Il se passionne pour la médecine de la toxicomanie, la santé mentale, le VIH, la santé mondiale et divers problèmes touchant les populations marginalisées.

    Entrée gratuite. Réservation sur Eventbrite conseillée.

    GUELPH

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day 2019 – OAD 2019
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: St Georges square, Downtown in front of The Royal Bank of Canada in Guelph Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ARCH HIV/AIDS RESOURCES & COMMUNITY HEALTH
    Contact: Karen Lomax
    Phone: 5199945419
    Email: street@archguelph.ca

    We will be starting our activities at 11:00 AM. The first half of the program will be dedicated to the folks we have lost. We will start with a welcoming statement along with some local stats on the Opioid Crisis on how it has/is affecting our community. We will then welcome 2 very strong individuals who are willing to share their story on the trials and tribulations of trying to live whilst dancing with substance, that is needed to combat pain from previous injuries.
    We will then go into a moment of silence for the folks that are unable to be with us, the moment of silence end with a dye in.
    The second half of the program will consist of us recognizing that lives are being saved with the use of Naloxone. We will have some folks from Guelphs Overdose Prevention site speak on the positive effect that come from the site. The Opioid Reversals the connections that are being made and most importantly the LIVES that are being SAVED!!!
    Please join us from 11-2 for speeches, remembrance flags, refreshments, pizza and Naloxone Training.

    Duncan

    British Columbia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day w/ Free Naloxone Training
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Save On Foods Entrance
    181 Trans Canada Highway
    Duncan, BC
    V9L3P8
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Canadian Mental Health Association – Cowichan Valley Branch
    Contact: Anne Marie Thornton
    Phone: 250-597-1372
    Email: annemarie.thornton@cmha.bc.ca

    Drop by our table in front of Save On Foods from 10:00am-2:00pm on August 31st and learn more about how to recognize the signs of an overdose, receive free naloxone training and leave with a free naloxone kit.

    We also encourage members of the community with lived experience to come to our event and to stand in solidarity with the men and women who have been personally affected by overdose.

    Whitehorse

    Yukon

    Activity: IOAD Naloxone Training Blitz
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: Front & Main Street (in front of Baked Cafe)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Blood Ties Four Directions Centre
    Contact: Elizabeth Plishka
    Phone: 867-332-8267
    Email: education@bloodties.ca

    On Friday, August 30th Blood Ties Four Directions Centre will be participating in International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD), which is a global campaign that raises awareness of overdose and works to reduce the stigma often associated with a drug-related death.

    In recognition of this day we will be hosting a free public naloxone training on the corner of Main & Front (in front of Baked Cafe & Bakery). At this event, information will be shared about how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. In the Yukon, we have lost 20 lives to overdose since 2016. Our goal is to train 5 people for every life lost – come join us and be one of the 100.

    Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend!

    Fort McMurray

    AB

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: ATC Fort McMurray office (in Waterways) – 9206 McCormick Drive
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Athabasca Tribal Council
    Contact: Lindsy Trettenero
    Phone: 7803704540
    Email: lindsy.trettenero@atcfn.ca

    In honor of those lost a memorial bench ceremony will take place as well as opportunity to learn about overdose and more!

    Kelowna

    British Columbia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Kerry Park
    Kelowna abC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms Stop The Hatm
    Contact: Helen Jennens
    Phone: 259-763-9354
    Email: Helen_jennens@hotmail.com

    Music, Naloxone Training, drug testing education and s candlelit vigil.

    Abbotsford

    BC

    Activity: Celebration of Life
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Jubilee Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug War Survivors Abbotsford
    Contact: Amanda Bonella
    Phone: 778-347-3840
    Email: amanda@drugwarsurvivors.com

    A celebration of life with a picnic in the park on Overdose Awareness Day. This event is meant to provide a space for the entire community, families and children, brothers and sisters of all ages, to remember those we have lost who touched our lives and to unify in a spirit of love and progress towards a common goal of saving lives.

    Bracebridge

    Ontario

    Activity: Summer BBQ
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Memorial Park, Bracebridge
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Muskoka Drug Strategy
    Contact: Brittney Hillier
    Phone: 705-684-9090
    Email: brittneyhillier@smdhu.org

    Our free event will include BBQ food, information booths on local supports and services, Naloxone kit training, a moment of silence and a memorial activity.

    Prince George

    British Columbia

    Activity: Screening of Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis
    Date: 22/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Bob Harkins Branch
    Prince George Public Library
    888 Canada Games Way
    Prince George, B.C.
    V2L 5T6
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Prince George Public Library
    Contact: Darcie Smith
    Phone: 250-563-9251
    Email: ask@pgpl.ca

    This 42 minute documentary seeks to raise awareness and reduce stigma by educating and informing viewers on what Fentanyl is and how it’s affecting our country. Join us for this film screening in advance of International Overdose Awareness Day. Thank you to Telus Health and Spotlight Productions.

    Edmonton

    Alberta

    Activity: 2019 Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Alberta Legislature Building, 10800 97 Ave NW
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Streetworks
    Contact: Mat Wong
    Phone: 780-423-3122, ext. 210
    Email: mwong@boylestreet.org

    Since 2008, Streetworks has been hosting this event to first honor the lives of those needlessly lost to unintentional drug overdose, and secondly to raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding this painful issue that affects people from all walks of life.

    This year we will be set up at the Alberta Legislature grounds with informational booths, naloxone training, speakers with professional + lived experience and live music. Scheduled programming will start at 12:15 PM. Stop by starting in the late morning to add your loved one to our memorial board.

    We choose to show love and compassion to substance users. We choose to educate ourselves and others on how we can help to prevent overdose deaths.

    White Rock

    British Columbia

    Activity: IOAD March
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 04:30 pm
    Location: White Rock City Hall
    15322 Buena Vista Ave, White Rock, BC V4B 1Y6
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email: info@counsellinggroup.co

    Please join us for an awareness march. Feel free to bring a picture of a loved one to carry with you.

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    Quesnel

    BC

    Activity: Overdose awareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:01 pm
    Location: Quesnel, Reid st
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wild women of the North Society
    Contact: Willow Giesinger
    Phone: (250)983-9669
    Email: wildwomenofthenorth@gmail.com

    Purple ribbons for lost loved ones grey for survivors. Naloxone training, information and free food.

    Toronto

    ON

    Activity: CN Tower lighting
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 pm
    Location: THE CN TOWERThe CN Tower is located in the heart of Downtown Toronto, between the Rogers Centre and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre just north 290 Bremner Blvd
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: MOMS STOP THE HARM
    Contact: Irene Paterson
    Phone:
    Email: flagsofhopetoronto@gmail.coom

    THE CN TOWER WILL ILLUMINATE PUPRLE IN HONOUR OF OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY to raise awareness of the overdose crisis in our city and across Canada.
    The CN Tower is an awe-inspiring architectural and engineering wonder of the world that is a symbol of pride for Toronto residents, Ontario residents and all Canadians. It will illuminate PURPLE at sunset (approx. 8pm) Lighting begins at sunset and concludes at sunrise the next morning.

    TORONTO

    ON

    Activity: FLAG RAISING CEREMONY
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11.30am prompt
    Location: TORONTO CITY HALL
    100 QUEEN ST. WEST
    TORONTO, ON
    To City Hall Courtesy flag pole:
    Take the ramp on the north east side of Nathan Phillips Square up to the Podium Roof.
    The Courtesy Flag Pole is on the east (right) side of the ramp.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: MOMS STOP THE HARM
    Contact: Irene Paterson
    Phone:
    Email: flagsofhopetoronto@gmail.com

    We will raise the Toronto International Overdose Day Flag in ceremony at Toronto City Hall
    There will be a public Proclamation for Overdose Awareness Day
    Moms Stop the Harm (MSTH) is a network of Canadian families whose loved ones died from drug related harms or who have struggled with substance use. We call for an end to the failed war on drugs and embrace an approach that reduces harm, and respects human rights. People who use drugs should not be criminalized and must be treated with compassion and respect.
    By coming together to remember our loved ones, we stand together to say that more needs to be done to end the stigma and prevent overdose deaths in our community.

    Victoria

    BC

    Activity: Westshore Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Veteran’s Memorial Park, Aldwynd Road, Langford BC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AVI Health & Community Services
    Contact: Hermione
    Phone: 250-384-2366 ext 3111
    Email: hermione.jefferis@avi.org

    “August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. Please join us at Memorial Park (Aldwynd Road, Langford) for a picnic lunch, resource table, speakers, and support. At 1pm a Naloxone training and kits will be provided. Free. Everyone welcome, family friendly. Provided by AVI Health & Community Services with support from the Victoria Foundation. This event is taking place on the traditional territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.”

    Calgary

    AB

    Activity: Safeworks Hosts International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Haultain Park – The City of Calgary
    225 – 13 Ave SW
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Alberta Health Services – Safeworks
    Contact: Tracy Lima
    Phone:
    Email: safeworksharmreduction@ahs.ca

    International Overdose Awareness Day is celebrated worldwide to honour those lost to addiction and overdose. This year Safeworks and various partnering agencies will be in Haultain Park on August 30th from 12:00 – 4:00pm. We will join together in solidarity, with a common goal to raise awareness, reduce stigma, build community relationships, and pay tribute to those who lost the battle with addiction and overdose.

    This is a nonpartisan, apolitical event and is open to the public.

    Feel free to join us for all or specific parts of this celebration. There will be Naloxone kit distribution throughout, a candle lighting ceremony to pay tribute to those we lost, an Indigenous drumming circle, smudge ceremony, various musical performances, among other things.

    Grande Prairie

    CA-AB

    Activity: Somebody’s Someone – IOAD Grande Prairie
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: Muskoseepi Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Tyla Savard
    Phone: 7808974875
    Email: tyla@synergypromotions.ca

    Lived experience/support awareness march through downtown core (meet at Northreach Centre at 4pm). March will end in the park, free community BBQ followed by presentations and sharing. Community resources will be available. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Join us to connect with others, access information, better understand the crisis and what’s happening in our community. Everyone is Somebody’s Someone!

    Sudbury

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Vigil
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 01:04 pm
    Location: 111 Larch St 4th floor in the Bischoff boardroom
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Reseau Access Network
    Contact: Kaela Pelland
    Phone: 705-688-0500 ex 219
    Email: kaelap@reseauaccessnetwork.com

    We will be hosting a vigil for those lost to overdose in our community by unveiling memorial flags made throughout the summer. Guest speakers, overdose response training and refreshments will be provided.

    Victoria

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day – Victoria, B.C.
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:30 pm
    Location: #1 Centennial Square
    Victoria BC
    Canada
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: South Island Community Overdose Response Network
    Contact: Shane Calder
    Phone: 250-384-2366
    Email: ioadyyj@gmail.com

    International Overdose Awareness Day Events will be taking place on Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at #1 Centennial Square Victoria BC. The daytime event runs from 12:30 – 4:30 pm. There will be resource booths, Community BBQ, free and confidential drug checking, a mass Naloxone training event, memorial activity and live music.

    A Candlelight Memorial will take place on the same day at 7 pm at St. John’s The Devine Anglican Church (1611 Quadra St). This will be an evening to remember all those impacted by Substance Use and an evening of remembrance for those we have lost. Through words and music we will remember…..

    Chatham-Kent

    Ontario

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Studio One in the Chatham Cultural Centre
    75 William Street North, Chatham, ON N7M 4L4
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Chatham-Kent Drug Awareness Council
    Contact: Marjorie Crew
    Phone:
    Email: mcrew@familyservicekent.com

    To recognize International Overdose Awareness Day, CK Public Health, in partnership with the Chatham-Kent Drug Awareness Council, have planned events for Thursday, August 29th at Studio One in the Chatham Cultural Centre, 75 William Street North, Chatham.

    There will be free, walk-in overdose response training sessions at Studio One from 1:00pm to 2:00pm and 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Permanent injury and death from an overdose is preventable, come out and learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of an overdose and how to respond. All participants will receive a free naloxone kit as part of their training. No ID, Health Card, or appointment is required. Simply show up!

    In the evening, the events will continue with a memorial being held at Studio One at 7:00pm. The memorial will be in memory of those who have lost their lives due to an overdose, in support of the countless families in mourning across Canada and around the world, and in solidarity and strength for those living with and recovering from an addiction.

    Light refreshments will be available at both events.

    Winnipeg

    MB

    Activity: Community Art Project
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights
    85 Israel Asper Way
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Manitoba Harm Reduction Network
    Contact: Veda Koncan
    Phone: 2047836184
    Email: veda@mhrn.ca

    “The world is failing to protect the health and human rights of people who use drugs” -UNAIDS

    In Winnipeg the Manitoba Harm Reduction Network is marking Overdose Awareness Day by representing each of the 4460 people we lost in Canada in 2018 with and installation of hearts on the sidewalk at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Each of these people were important and loved.

    We are drawing attention to the criminalization, stigma and marginalization that is driving the overdose crisis. We are advocating for a people-centered and human rights based approach to drug use. We all love someone who uses drugs.

    And we need your help!
    Come help us stencil 4460 hearts on the sidewalk, and/or participate in an overdose prevention training to help save lives.

    Meet at the group entrance at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights.

    Schedule:
    10:00 am- Welcome, prayer and song
    10:00am-11:00am- Marking hearts
    Once the hearts are complete we will have a moment of silence.
    11:00-12:00- Individual and small group overdose prevention training

    We will be outside in a generally physically accessible area.
    Bathrooms and water fountains are available inside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

    This event is part of a larger provincial campaign. Check out our other Manitoba Harm Reduction Network sites for events happening for Overdose Awareness Day near you! If you would like to receive an event planning kit, please email us at info@mhrn.ca
    Anyone can plan an event for Overdose Awareness Day!

    “Any approach to drugs has to be based on protecting health and human rights. It’s not about combating drug misuse- it is about respecting people as human beings.” -Naomi Burke

    For more information about human rights and people who use drugs check out the UNAIDS report: Do No Harm: Health, Human Rights and People Who Use Drugs
    https://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/media_asset/donoharm_en.pdf

    Surrey

    British Columbia

    Activity: Twilight Memorial
    Date: 22/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre
    14831 – 28th Avenue
    Surrey, BC
    Canada
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre
    Contact: Nicole Webb
    Phone: 604-536-6522
    Email: loc3745@dignitymemorial.com

    Twilight memorial in honour of those affected by loss due to drug overdose.

    Saskatoon

    Saskatchewan

    Activity: Community BBQ and Naloxone Training
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Station 20 West
    1120 20th Street West
    Saskatoon SK
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AIDS Saskatoon
    Contact: Lauryn Kronick
    Phone: 3062425005
    Email: education@aidssaskatoon.ca

    AIDS Saskatoon and the Saskatchewan Health Authority are hosting a community BBQ to raise awareness for International Overdose Awareness Day.
    Naloxone training will also be available and kits will be distributed.
    The event is free as are the kits.

    Cobourg

    ON

    Activity: CompassioNET
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: Cobourg Farmers’ Market, Waterfront Rotary Park
    213 Second St (at the corner of Albert St and Second St)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Green Wood Coalition
    Contact: Nicole Whitmore
    Phone: 905-885-8700
    Email: nicole.whitmoregwc@gmail.com

    Substance use affects people’s lives and can impact their support networks and wider communities. At the same time, people who engage in substance use can feel more disconnected and isolated from their communities.

    Social connection can serve as the antidote to the overdose crisis and we all have a role to play in creating compassionate communities. We hope that this event will help participating community members begin to unravel the complexity of substance use and bring a sense of “humanness” to the overdose crisis.

    We will be at a booth at the Cobourg Farmers’ Market offering a variety of ways for community members to get involved. Learn more about International Overdose Awareness Day, get naloxone training, make a memorial flag, and participate in Sidewalk Talks Cobourg – an opportunity to dive into deeper dialogue about grief, loss and the overdose crisis.

    Westbank

    BC

    Activity: Memorial Tree Planting
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Siya Room at community services building at 1900 quail Lane Westbank BC V4T2H3
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Westbank First Nations
    Contact: Alex Terbasket
    Phone: 250 786 0227
    Email: aterbasket@wfn.ca

    Let’s take a moment as a community to gather for lunch and a memorial tree planting for International Overdose Awareness Day in commemoration for those we have lost to overdose. This tree will be available in the Community Survives lobby for the week of August 26th-30th to leave a special not to those who lost their lives to addiction and will be planted in the community garden.

    Greater Vancouver Area

    British Columbia

    Activity: MRT “Starter Kits”
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Greater Vancouver Area
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Provincial Overdose Mobile Response Team (MRT)
    Contact: Team email
    Phone: 1-888-686-3022
    Email: MRT@phsa.ca

    In recognition of IOAD, the Provincial Overdose Mobile Response Team (MRT) assembled 100 International Overdose Awareness Day “Starter Kits”.

    The “Starter Kits “are gifted to agencies and partners of the Provincial Overdose Mobile Response Team (MRT). Our team, in conjunction with others around the world, want to promote awareness of IOAD and to eliminate potential barriers in being able to host an IOAD event.

    The “Starter Kit” includes MRT’s ‘About Card’ and business card from the team member who delivered the kit If you have any questions about the kit or our team, you can connect with the contact whom delivered the kit or our general email at MRT@phsa.ca

    Sarnia

    Ontario

    Activity: OVERDOSE AWARENESS BBQ
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 118 Victoria St.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: BMC PHARMACY Sarnia
    Contact: Marcel
    Phone: Laporte
    Email: staff.bmcsarnia01@gmail.com

    Awareness BBQ
    Naloxone Kit training / give away

    Nanaimo

    British Columbia

    Activity: Brett Coltons celebration of awareness
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: 911 st george street Nanaimo BC V9S1W9
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Cheryl Guardiero
    Phone:
    Email: soapsbycheryl@gmail.com

    celebration of Bretts 32 nd birthday and overdose awareness. Naloxone training and memorial.

    Nanaimo

    Select…

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Maffeo Sutton Park
    100 Comox Road
    Nanaimo B.C.Canada
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wisteria Community Association
    Contact: Tanya Hiltz
    Phone: 2507551014
    Email: ladyblackrose@telus.net

    Gather at Maffeo Sutton Park
    Aug. 29h 2019
    Noon – 2:30
    Lions Pavilion
    We have guest speakers Dr. Paul Hasselback and more

    Winnipeg

    Manitoba

    Activity: 2nd Annual Drop the Needle, Pick up the Pace Memorial Walk
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Walkers will gather at the Scotiabank stage and the Winnipeg sign at The Forks at 1 Forks Market Rd.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Chad Cawson
    Phone: 431 588 3074
    Email: chaddcawson@gmail.com

    On August 31, 2018 we put Winnipeg on the map as the 16th place in Canada to walk for Drug Overdose Awareness and Mayor Brian Bowman recognized International Overdose Awareness Day in Manitoba and lit up our sign purple in honour of our fallen. This August 31 on IOAD we will be gathering at the Winnipeg sign and Scotia Bank Stage to again honour and remember our fallen and aware more, so we lose less. The first 250 to sign in will receive a free bottle of water and a purple glow stick necklace. There will be education , Deez Buns hot dog cart who will be splitting half of their proceeds equally between JL Overdose Awareness and Bruce Oake Recovery Centre. DJ Disspare will be dropping the needle on vinyl until the walk begins at 7:30

    The Route: On this scenic 5k walk we will begin down the path behind the Scotia bank Stage where Ghandi stands and make our way towards the CHRM, across the street and past Shaw Park until we hit the roundabout. We will cross at the roundabout and walk back towards and over the Provencher Bridge until we hit Tache and make our way down the new river path towards at Main. At Main we will cross the bridge and make our way down to The Forks river walk and walk to where the Dragon Boat Races normally begin and back ups to where we began our walk . Wheelchair accessible and dogs are welcome.

    Red Deer

    Alberta

    Activity: Leah’s light second annual 5km walk/run for overdose awareness
    Date: 24/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Kiwanis Picnic Park /Bower Ponds
    4500 Foubtain Drive
    Red Deer, Alberta
    T4N-6W8
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Ashley Balan
    Phone: 4033737378
    Email: ashley34@telus.net

    A 5km walk/run
    BBQ
    Live music
    Naloxone Training
    Tickets available at Eventbrite

    Orangeville

    Ontario

    Activity: Dufferin Overdose Awareness Committee
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Edelbrock Centre
    30 Centre St.
    Orangeville, ON
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Kristy Fearon
    Phone:
    Email: kristy@familytransitionplace.ca

    Free BBQ
    Health Fair of local addiction agencies
    Speakers (Family member, someone with lived experience and public health/EMS)
    Free Naloxone Kits will be available

    Delhi

    Ontario

    Activity: The First Annual International Overdose Awareness Day of Haldimand Norfolk
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: The Tobacco Museum/Quance Park
    200 Talbot Road
    Delhi, Ontario
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Resilient Women’s Recovery – Delhi
    Contact: April
    Phone: (519) 427-3911
    Email: resilientwomensrecovery@gmail.com

    We can no longer remain silent when our family members, neighbours and friends are dying from fatal overdose. The time to take action is now! In response to this growing health crisis, Resilient Women’s Recovery (RWR) is hosting The First Annual International Overdose Awareness Day of Haldimand/Norfolk. This free community event will honour those lives lost in our community to fatal overdose, decrease stigma, raise awareness and educate community members on overdose prevention. Our life saving community event will include a Hike for Remembrance, Narcan Training, Community Partner’s Resource Fair, interactive activities and a moving program of music, advocacy and remembrance. Working together we can prevent overdose!

    Vernon

    Activity: Wellness Fair
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 3403 27 Avenue Vernon
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Interior Health and Upper Room Mission
    Contact: Jennifer Glen
    Phone: 778-212-4349
    Email: Jennifer.Glen@interiorhealth.ca

    Come and attend our wellness fair. We will be raising awareness around overdose prevention and providing information about available services and supports in our community. This will include opportunities to share stories, and honour and remember those we have lost.

    Brocket

    Alberta

    Activity: 2019 Piikani First Nations Annual Napi Pow Wow
    Date: 02/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: PO Box 4
    Brocket, AB
    Canada T0K0H0
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Piikani First Nations Tribe
    Contact: Lori Pratt
    Phone: 403-333-4147
    Email: Loripratt@yahoo.ca

    Annual First Nations Pow Wow

    Saint john

    New Brunswick

    Activity: Saint John overdose awareness day 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Harbour passage long warf entrance
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms stop the harm
    Contact: Julie vail
    Phone:
    Email: Nbhealinghearts@gmail.com

    5km walk for awareness and candlelight vigil

    Belleville

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 01:04 pm
    Location: Market Square/Pinnacle Street
    (Behind City Hall)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Harm Reduction Task Force/Subcommittee
    Contact: Christie Reeve
    Phone: 613 966 5513 ext 310
    Email: creeve@hpeph.ca

    Education about the opioid crises, community services and organizations that support individuals with substance use issues, memorial of lives lost/affected by substance use and Naloxone training provided.

    Kamloops

    BC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day, Kamloops, BC
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Riverside Park, Kamloops, BC
    Heritage House for viewing of the Photo Voice video
    Riverside Park for the unveiling of the Somebody’s Someone Memorial Bench
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Moms Stop the Harm/Addiction Matters Kamloops
    Contact: Sandra Tully
    Phone: 2503729928
    Email: sltully@shaw.ca

    Starting with a screening of our Photo Voice video project at Heritage House, then an unveiling of a memorial bench in Riverside Park.

    Powell River

    BRITISH COLUMBIA

    Activity: IOAD
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Powell River BC..Willingdon Beach (Upper Lot)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Overdose Awareness Panel
    Contact: Darlana L Treloar
    Phone: 6044839059
    Email: darlana.treloar@gmail.com

    Our event will take place on August 29th..We will have a March starting at our City Hall at 6:00pm ending up at Willingdon Beach where the Bench and Tree are already in place..We will have Naloxone training..an info table, Memorial table, Speakers, placing of Doves on our tree and candlelight vigil with led candles..There will be a petition for people to sign

    Niagara Falls

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 6pm – 8pm
    Location: Niagara Falls Community Health Centre, 4790 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 4C2                              Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Positive Living Niagara
    Contact: Vanessa Silvestri
    Phone: 905.984.8684 ex 141
    Email: vsilvestri@positivelivingniagara.com

    An event that folks can come to and celebrate loved ones that they have lost.

    International Overdose Awareness Day aims to gather all members of the community to memorialize and remember those whom we have lost due to overdoses. Especially with the Opioid crisis in the past two years, it is imperative that we acknowledge the devastation that the Niagara Region has and continues to experience. The event will be free, food and drink will be provided and all ages are welcome. The hours that the event will take place are between 6pm-8pm on Thursday August 29th, 2019. This event will take place at the Niagara Falls Community Health Centre, 4790 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 4C2. The event will  feature a vigil and speakers that will focus on bringing awareness to the loss within our community. Education around overdose prevention will be a piece in the event.

     

    Cambridge

    ON

    Activity: Waterloo Region International Overdose Awareness Day – Cambridge
    Date: August 19th 2019
    Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
    Location: Dickson Park, Cambridge
    30 Park Hill Rd. W
    Cambridge, ON N1S1C9
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Waterloo Region Integrated Drugs Strategy
    Contact: Lindsay Sprague
    Phone:
    Email: lsprague@kdchc.org

    Join us to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day. We will participate in a memorial activity, the Sanguen Van will be onsite with harm reduction and naloxone training, and we will have food and refreshments on hand.

    Kitchener

    ON

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day – Kitchener/Waterloo
    Date: August 26 2019
    Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
    Location: Victoria Park, Kitchener
    (we will be located near the washrooms off David St.)
    Jubilee Drive, Kitchener, ON
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Waterloo Region Integrated Drugs Strategy
    Contact: Lindsay Sprague
    Phone:
    Email: lsprague@kdchc.org

    Please join us to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day in Waterloo Region. We will have a memorial activity, the Sanguen Van will be onsite with harm reduction and naloxone training, and food and refreshments will be available.

    Peterborough

    Ontario

    Activity: Awareness walk and memorial celebration
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location: Awareness walk- will start at City Hall 500 George St N and will walk down George St N to Millennium Park and Silver Bean Cafe 130 King St, Peterborough for our memorial celebration
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Brad’s BEARS
    Contact: Lori
    Phone:
    Email: bradsbearsptbo@gmail.com

    Awareness walk- will start at City Hall 500 George St N and will walk down George St N to Millennium Park and Silver Bean Cafe 130 King St, Peterborough for our memorial celebration 2:30pm – 5pm

    Winnipeg

    Manitoba

    Activity: Drop the Needle, Pick up the Pace Overdose Awareness/Memorial Walk
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: The Forks, Winnipeg Manitoba- We will gather at between the Scotia Bank stage and our Winnipeg sign which will be lit up purple in n honour of or fallen.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Chad Cawson
    Phone: (431) 588-3074
    Email: chaddcawson@gmail.com

    Registeration and Education and DJ ‘s will be happening from 5:30- 7:30 and then the walk will begin before dusk. Like last year there will be a limited number of purple glow stick necklaces and bottled water- first come first serve.

    The walk will begin on the path behind the stage past the Ghandi statue and Human Rights Museum. Walkers will make their way up Waterfront on the same side as Shaw Park and cross the street at the roundabout and walk back towards and over the Provencher Bridge. Walkers continue down the River path on Tache to Main St and down through The Forks to the river walk and make our way to the path leading us to where we began,

    Walk is a beautiful 5k scenic trek.

    Fort McMurray

    Alberta

    Activity: Overdose Awareness day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: To be determined
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Athabasca Tribal Council
    Contact: Lindsy
    Phone: 780 531 1978
    Email: lindsy.trettenero@atcfn.ca

    To be determined

    Winnipeg

    Manitoba

    Activity: 2nd Annual Drop the Needle, Pick up the Pace Overdose Awareness Memorial Walk
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: The Forks/ River Walk: The walk will start at our Winnipeg sign as we continue over the Provencher Bridge and up both sides of the river walk,
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Chad Cawson
    Phone: 4315883074
    Email: chaddcawson@gmail.com

    On International Overdose Awareness Day, we will be picking up the pace as we aware more so we lose less. Taking the Steps to End Overdose

    On August 31, which is International Overdose Awareness Day, lets don our favourite shade of purple, unite. We will meet between the Scotia Bank stage and the Winnipeg sign which will be lit up purple, and we will walk 3.5 k starting at the Provencher Bridge and making our way to and up the river walk to where we began.There will be music and education during registration and before the walk. Like last year we here will be a limited supply of purple glow stick necklaces and bottled water.Join me for our second annual walk created in honour of my sister Jeni Leigh so all supporters, survivors and those remembering our fallen can rise up, and aware more so we lose less.

    There will be education, speakers and DJ’s dropping the needle on vinyl before the walk begins.

    Edmonton

    Alberta

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Victoria Park – Site 6 – 12030 River Valley Road, Edmonton, Alberta
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Healing Hearts Edmonton
    Contact: Angela
    Phone:
    Email: healingheartsedmonton@gmail.com

    A time to remember, a time to act. Join for International Overdose Awareness Day – we will have activities, food and promotional items for purchase as well as naloxone training. After a short program with speakers we will have a candle-light vigil starting at dusk overlooking the High Level Bridge which will be lit up in purple for our event.

    Brantford

    Ontario

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm
    Location: Harmony Square, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The AIDS Network
    Contact: Allie Torrance
    Phone:
    Email: hrbrant@aidsnetwork.ca

    Brantford will be having their first annual International Overdose Awareness Day event.

    The day will be full of speakers, art activities, music, Naloxone training, harm reduction supply distribution, safer substance use resources, and a BBQ!

    This event aims to bring communities together to end the silence, stigma, and isolation often experienced by those who have been most impacted by overdose.

    We hope to call for change to harmful policies which increase risk of overdose death and stigma.

    We believe that people who use drugs deserve the right to safety and respect!

    This is a free, family friendly event! If possible, please bring a light coloured, gently used, plain t-shirt for our screen printing station!

     

    North Bay

    Ontario

    Activity: 3rd Annual International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: North Bay City Hall Leger Square
    200 McIntyre St E, North Bay, ON P1B 8V6
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Community Drug Strategy-North Bay and Area
    Contact: Brooke Bertrand
    Phone: 705-472-6515 ext 260
    Email: bbertrand@cccnip.com

    3rd Annual International Overdose Awareness Day
    Wednesday August 28, 2019
    6:00pm Event Start
    Come visits booths and get Naloxone Training, Harm Reduction Supplies, Education information
    Free Snacks and Swag
    7:00pm-Ceremony including Lived Experience Speeches
    Candlelight Vigil at International Overdose Awareness Day Remembrance Gardens located on McIntyre Street across from City Hall
    Sponsored by Community Counselling Centre of Nipissing, AIDS Committee of North Bay and Area, The Right Path Counselling Services of Nipissing First Nation and North Bay and Parry Sound District Health Unit

    Leduc

    Alberta

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: 23/08/2019
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Leduc Civic Centre
    #1 Alexandra Park
    Leduc, AB
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dylan’s Hope Foundation
    Contact: Jessica
    Phone: 7802930789
    Email: timetoactleduc@shaw.ca

    Dylan’s Hope Foundation will be hosting the 2nd Annual Overdose Prevention, Awareness & Remembrance event.
    Join us to remember loved ones who have passed from overdose & support those struggling with substance use disorder in their lives.

    Water luminaries to remember our loved ones
    Naloxone training and distribution
    Flags of Hope
    Information

    St Adolphe / Winnipeg

    Manitoba

    Activity: Memory walk with picture of parent who lost kids to drugs
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:05 pm
    Location: Unsure still securing site hope legislative building
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Shelly or tammy
    Phone: 2048012504
    Email: Shellyt@live.ca

    Walk 5 km with pic of your loved ones lost to overdose in Manitoba