In both Drug War Survivors Abbotsford and FLOH Youth meetings, folks have expressed distress that the friends and family members they have lost to the overdose crisis tend to be remembered for how they died, not for what they contributed to life.
Earlier this year, the Abbotsford Hospice Society approached IMPACT to explore partnering on acknowledging how our community has been touched by the contaminated drug supply crisis. Since then, other organizations and individuals have jumped on board, including Fraser Health, Sto:Lo Service Agency, Positive Living Fraser Valley, and Mom’s Stop the Harm.
Come join us at Jubilee Park on Saturday, August 31st from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for the celebrations, including:
- Ceremonial drumming
- Speakers (Drug War Survivors; Business Engagement Ambassador Project; Mom’s Stop the Harm; FLOH)
- Presentation of the 2019 Drug War Survivors Humanitarian Award
- Performances (Colleen Rennison of No Sinner, Fun for Cover, Brian Gross of TestTubeBaby, and others)
- Face painting, balloons, memorial art walk, and building community!
- Moment of silence
Can’t make it to the event and/or want to create art for the memorial art walk?
On Tuesday, August 20 from 1:30 to 3:30 at Archway Community Services (2420 Montrose Ave, Abbotsford) during the monthly Drug War Survivors Abbotsford general meeting, we’ll be making art to remember and celebrate those we have lost… and you’re invited to join us.
Art materials will be on hand so meeting attendees can make art for our art walk on the 31st.