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Activities 2020

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  • Sydney

    Nova Scotia

    Activity: Overdose Awareness and Remembrance Day 2020
    Date: 28/08/2020
    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: 19025743342
    Email: natasha.rowe@bellaliant.com

    We will be marching from our centre at 150 Bentinck Street in Sydney, Nova Scotia, to Wentworth Park. We will have indigenous drummers leading our march. During our event we will have many first voice speakers, drumming and singing, and reading of names of people who have passed due to the overdose crisis. We will follow the reading of names with a moment of silence and smudging.

    Edmonton

    Alberta

    Activity: Healing Hearts with Moms Stop The Harm
    Date: 01/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Online activities, purple ribbon campaign, via digital billboard campaign and at Constable Ezio Faraone Park for an informal gathering and candlelight vigil.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Healing Hearts with Moms Stop The Harm
    Contact: Angela
    Phone:
    Email: HealingHeartsEdmonton@gmail.com

    Due to Covid19 restrictions we will be unable to host our public event as we have in the past, however, we must continue to acknowledge and recognize IOAD and we have the following activities planned:

    *In the month leading up to August 31st – we will have a digital billboard campaign to raise awareness of IOAD at 82 Avenue & 99 Street and 109 Street & Jasper Avenue (Edmonton, AB)

    *Moms Stop The Harm – “Tie A Purple Ribbon” Campaign promotion via social media

    *August 31, 2020 at 7:30pm: An informal gathering for IOAD at Constable Ezio Faraone Park (11004 97 Avenue NW) with candlelight vigil at 8.45pm as the High Level Bridge will be lit up in purple in honour of IOAD. (Candles will not be provided this year). Physically distancing measures are in place in the park.

     

    Nanaimo

    British Columbia

    Activity: Memorial Garden-Overdose Awareness
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Last year held at Maffeo Sutton Park
    100 Comox Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3H7
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wisteria Community Association
    Contact: Tanya Hiltz
    Phone: 2505916443
    Email: wisteriacommunityass@shaw.ca

    This year due to Covid-19 we are building a Memorial Garden to all lost.
    We have 100 hearts and we are collecting names to add, then place on the fence.
    Building a rock monument with a water fountain and planted flowers so they grow year round and few other items.  Will do 2 Candle Light ups at 6 PM and 8 PM to give everyone a chance to visit. Can be seen from Milton Street.

    Toronto

    ON

    Activity: Weathered
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 am
    Location: Will take place online.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Twentytwenty Arts
    Contact: Megan Kee
    Phone: 6472876843
    Email: megan@twentytwentyarts.com

    Weathered is a digital photography exhibition & fundraising campaign raising awareness for overdose death.

    Weathered is asking families to produce memorialized photographs of shoes and mementos belonging to loved ones who have lost their lives to an overdose. Weathered sets out to raise awareness for overdose death and funds for Street Health’s Overdose Prevention Site.

    All photograph submissions will be accepted (June 1st – July 6th, 2020). We encourage everyone, regardless of skill level, to submit a memorialized photograph with a written description about their loved one.

    All photographs, stories, videos, and content will be shared on Overdose Awareness Day (August 31st, 2020).

    Additional details about the campaign can be found here: https://www.twentytwentyarts.com/weathered

    Victoria

    British Columbia

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 01/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location:
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: South Island Community Overdose Response Network
    Contact: Jennifer Howard
    Phone: 250-889-5926
    Email: ioadyyj@gmail.com

    Due to Covid 19 restrictions we will be unable to host our public event. However, our committee is committed to recognizing this important day and we have the following activities planned:
    *August 31st – Facebook Live Candlelight Vigil “Words and Music of Remembrance”
    *In the month leading up to August 31st – social media/on line petition calling for “Decriminalization”
    *signage leading into the city acknowledging IOAD
    *Display table set up at our main hospital with educational/resource information
    *Moms Stop The Harm – “Tie A Purple Ribbon” Campaign promotion via social media

    Leduc

    AB

    Activity: 3rd Annual Overdose Awareness, Prevention & Remembrance Event
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 07:00 pm
    Location: Civic Centre
    #1 Alexandra Park
    Leduc, AB, Canada
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Dylan’s Hope Foundation
    Contact: Jessica Farmer
    Phone: 7802930789
    Email: timetoactleduc@shaw.ca

    Dylan’s Hope Foundation will be hosting the 3rd Annual Overdose Awareness, Prevention & Remembrance event on Friday, August 28th, in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day.

    It will be an evening of public awareness and education to help reduce the stigma of those who struggle with this health challenge.

    It will also be an opportunity to gather for a continued call for action to address this crisis and a meaningful Vigil to honor and remember loved ones that we have lost.

    Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Education, Awareness & Support
    Free Naloxone Training & Kit Distribution
    Flags of Hope
    Candlelight Memorial Vigil
    Light Tribute

    FREE EVENT, Everyone Welcome

    “We Fight for Those We Love and Lost”