Dawson City

Drug Toxicity Awareness Day

Date: 31/08/2023
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Dawson City Farmers’ and Artists’ Market, Firepit, and Gazebo, for drop-in event, 12pm – 4pm
Klondike Institute of Art and Culture for film screening, 7pm – 9pm
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Dawson City Harm Reduction Working Group
Contact: Dez Rioux
Email: mwsuDawson@yukon.ca

From 12pm to 4pm, at the Front Street Gazebo, Firepit, and Picnic Shelter, join us in holding a day of honoring those affected by the drug toxicity crisis. Drop-in and participate in a vigil, harm reduction education, and guided art activities.

From 7pm to 9pm, at KIAC Dënäkär Zho, join us for a private film screening of “Love in the Time of Fentanyl.” The film is a Canadian documentary made in Vancouver that engages the stories of community members in the Downtown Eastside as they navigate responding to the opioid crisis. Film is 16 + (or with parental consent) – depictions of intravenous drug use and medical intervention.

Overdose affects everyone. From grieving families to spontaneous first responders, the impacts of overdose are far-reaching and fall indiscriminately.

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