MADD Canada

MADD Canada

April 22, 2009 13:01 ET

Candlelight Vigil pays tribute to victims of impaired driving

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor OAKVILLE, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - April 22, 2009) - Victims of impaired driving from across Canada will be remembered and honoured this Saturday at MADD Canada's National Candlelight Vigil of Hope and Remembrance.

Held annually as part of MADD Canada's National Victims' Weekend, the Vigil is an emotional and moving opportunity for hundreds of bereaved and injured victims of impaired driving to come together to share their losses, pay tribute to those who have died, and support one another.

Media are welcome to attend:

Candlelight Vigil of Hope and Remembrance
Saturday, April 25
7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Presentation Hall - Bank of Montreal Institute for Learning, 3550 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough, Ontario.

MADD Canada's Volunteer National President Margaret Miller and Chief Executive Officer Andrew Murie will be available at the ceremony for interviews, as well as select conference delegates who will share their personal stories.

"Impaired driving is the number one criminal cause of death in Canada and is 100% preventable", says Mrs. Miller, "Every day in Canada, on average, 4 people are killed and 207 injured as a result of impaired driving."
/For further information: Attending the Candlelight Vigil – Deb Kelly, MADD Canada’s Communications Manager @ 905-829-8805, ext. 240.
About the National Victims’ Weekend – Wanda Kristensen, MADD Canada’s Director of Programs @ 905-829-8805, ext, 229 or 905-330-4632

Contact Information

  • Deb Kelly, Communications Manager, MADD Canada
    Primary Phone: 905-829-8805 ext. 240
    Toll-Free: 800-665-6233