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Events 2017

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  • Hamilton

    Ontario

    Event: Overdose Awareness Day Event and Memorial
    Date:
    Location: TBD
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Hamilton’s Harm Reduction Program
    Contact: Margot Corbin
    Phone: 905-546-2424 x7475
    Email: margot.corbin@hamilton.ca

    Details to follow: Come and join us to remember those who have lost their lives to overdose, to support those whose lives have been affected by overdose, to raise awareness of overdose in our local community, to decrease the stigma of drug-related death and to provide harm reduction resources and Naloxone to those who need it.

    Nanaimo

    british columbia

    Event: International Overdose Awareness
    Date: Aug. 31 2018 1:30 till 3:00 PM
    Location: 150 Nlcol Street
    B.C.Canada
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wisteria Community Association
    Contact: Tanya Hiltz
    Phone: 2507551014
    Email: ladyblackrose@telus.net
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    We have over 20 Speakers for our International Overdose Awareness Day

    Leduc

    Alberta

    Event: Overdose Awareness Event
    Date: Friday, August 24th 7pm-10pm
    Location: Alexandra Park
    #1 Alexandra Park
    Leduc, AB
    Contact: Jessica
    Phone: 780-293-0789

    Time to Remember, Time To Act

    We will be marking International Overdose Awareness on Friday, August 24th and invite you to join us.

    Overdose Awareness Day has been a key remembrance event for those who have died from fatal drug overdoses since 2001. Thousands of people worldwide will stand alongside the friends and families of fatal overdose victims to reflect on those who have been lost. We will be remembering those lost on August 24th, promoting overdose awareness to our community. The event is organised on the understanding that no-one need feel shame or disgrace over a drug overdose.

    Overdose Awareness Day offers all who have been affected by overdose a chance to publicly mourn and help the wider community understand mental illness, prescription overdose, unintentional overdose and how fatal overdose profoundly affects mainstream society.

    The day also serves as a warning that not only illicit drugs can be dangerous and no-one is immune to overdose.

    With the number of fatalities from prescription drugs growing it is also a chance to see that medicines are not always our friends. Painkillers and other pharmacy drugs play an important medical role but their careless use can have tragic long-term consequences.

    Participation in International Overdose Awareness Day is free. We will be honoring those we lost and share information on the overdose epidemic in our community. Anyone wishing to be involved may do so.