Join, Learn & Listen at Nanaimo's Second Annual Overdose Awareness Day @ Maffeo Sutton Park on Friday, August 31st!


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  • On Friday, August 31, thousands of people worldwide will stand with friends and families of fatal overdose victims to reflect on their losses.


  • This event intends to reinforce the notion that no-one need feel shame or disgrace at the death of a loved one due to an overdose.


  • Among many others, some planned attendees & speakers include Mayor Bill Mckay, Dr. Paul Hasselback & the Harris House Health Clinic.


  • No purchase necessary - event is open to the public from 1pm-3:30pm on Friday, August 31, 1-3:30pm @ Maffeo Sutton Park (in the Pavillion).


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International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held each year on August 31. This event aims to raise awareness that overdose deaths are preventable, reduce stigma about substance use disorders and drug-related deaths, highlight community drug-related services, and support evidence-based policies and programs to prevent or reduce drug-related harms. Additional information is available at

International Overdose Awareness Day. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017;66:897. DOI:

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