Date: Aug 31, 2017 1pm – 4pm
Location: Jubli Park, 32315 S Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC.
Contact: Kari Hackett/ Monika Verma
This is a world event for Overdose Awareness and in the current crisis we are in with Fraser Region having a high spike in deaths in the last two weeks.
To create awareness and for everyone to know that Overdose affects all of us and Overdoses happen using illicit and licit drugs and it affects all of us. Abbotsford is second only to Surrey for Overdose Deaths.
Our hope is to bring our communities together, reduce the stigma attached to Overdoses and create more awareness in the general community around this epidemic affecting our most vulnerable citizens, those that use drugs recreationally and those that use prescription opiates.
WE thank everyone for their concern. We also encourage anyone that has lost someone to overdose to stop by the memorial quilt table and fill in a square. This will eventually become a quilt that could possibly travel across Canada and become an ongoing memorial to those that are lost.
The partners in this event are Positive Living Fraser Valley Society, SARA for Women Society, Abby PD, The City of Abbotsford, Mennonite Central Committee, Abbotsford Community Services and 5&2 Ministries, and community members.
ALSO NALOXONE TRAINING WILL BE OFFERED FOR THE ENTIRE EVENT (Inquire at the Positive Living Tent) and then there will be a group training.