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Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
Date: 31/08/2020
Time: 10:00 am
Location: City Hall 500 George St
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Brad’s Bears
Contact: Lori

On August 31st 2020 (International Overdose Awareness Day) we will be building a powerful display to showcase the severity of overdose in our community and raise awareness.

We will be at City Hall at 9:00 am to set up the display. We encourage you to bring down items (pictures of your loved ones, items that belonged to them etc) to add to our display between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. The more personal touches we can add the more impactful the display will be
We will be on site from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. We have International Overdose Awareness Day bracelets and pins to hand out as well as a wealth of resources and educational information to share. We look forward to seeing new faces and reconnecting with those we have met in the past. We are here to hear your story, come down and tell us about your loved ones and the impact overdose has had on your life. We are a safe place and EVERYONE is welcome. We believe everyone deserves an opportunity to be heard and every story matters. From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm we invite local media and local government representatives to join us. (we ask they join us in the afternoon so the display will be fully set up with your personal touches)

If you are unable to see us in person please join our online event

We are pleased to say Peterborough Aids Resource Network (PARN) will be joining us and co-hosting this event. PARN brings with them the experience of fighting the opioid crisis on the front lines as well as deep understanding of harm reduction practices.

COVID – 19 Protocol: Please keep in mind the social distancing rules. We will be outside so masks will not be mandatory, however we do encourage them. We will have some masks available for anyone unable to bring their own. We will be respectful of social distancing and kindly ask you to wait your turn to visit with us and/or place items at the display.