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Mt Gambier

 

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Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
Date: 31/08/2021
Time: 05:30 pm
Location: The Blue Lake – John Watson Drive, Mount Gambier – western lookout at the Cactus Garden grassed area with the intention of social distancing around the rim of the Blue Lake.
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Rotary Mt Gambier West & Limestone Coast Drug Action Team
Contact: Jade Hill
Phone: 87351049
Email: jade.hill@police.sa.gov.au

Rotary Mount Gambier West and The Limestone Coast Drug Action Team would like to host a vigil to remember those who have lost their lives to overdose and the families who have lost a loved one to overdose. This event will be held to reduce stigma and support our community by lining the rim of The Blue Lake as a symbol of unity and acknowledgement.
The event will commence at 5.30pm where a brief discussion regarding overdose will take place before a pause of silence. The community are encouraged to wear purple and bring a candle along with them to honor and remember those lives lost.
The Mt Gambier attraction sites – The Main Corner, Centenary Tower, The Lady Nelson will also be lit purple on the evening of as a symbol of respect, remembrance and support.