MADD Canada

MADD Canada

November 18, 2008 08:20 ET

Canada's National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims

On Wednesday Canadians recognize road crash victims at special ceremony in Ottawa

Attention: News Editor, Photo Editor, World News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor OTTAWA, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - Nov. 18, 2008) - Canada's National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims will be this Wednesday, set to coincide with a United Nations' World Day recognition for road crash victims.

This year, world organizations are focused on curbing unnecessary impaired driving deaths and injuries. In Canada, more than 2,700 Canadians are killed annually and another 200,000- plus are seriously injured on Canada's roads. That is an average of 8 Canadians killed daily in road crashes -- and 40% of these crashes can be attributed to alcohol impairment.

On Wednesday morning, media and public are welcomed:

WHAT: National Remembrance Ceremony / Canada's National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims
WHEN: Wednesday, November 19th @ 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: National Arts Centre - Ottawa

MEDIA NOTE: There is a 30-minute ceremony commencing at 10:00 am. MADD Canada representatives, including National president Margaret Miller will be available for one-on-one interviews. There will also be photo opportunities.

/For further information: Andrew Murie, MADD Canada CEO (on-site) @ (416) 720-7642
Chris George, MADD Canada Communications Advisor @ (905) 641-0800
/ IN: INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS

Contact Information

  • Andrew Murie, Chief Executive Officer
    Primary Phone: 416-720-7642
    E-mail: amurie@madd.ca