SOURCE: MADD Canada

MADD Canada

September 10, 2015 08:44 ET

Ceremony at Memorial Monument Honours Victims of Impaired Driving

DARTMOUTH, NS--(Marketwired - September 10, 2015) - The families and friends of victims of impaired driving will come together this Saturday, September 12 in Dartmouth to honour their loved ones in a special ceremony of hope and remembrance.

MADD Canada's Nova Scotia Chapters and Community Leaders will host the ceremony at the Nova Scotia Memorial Monument for Victims of Impaired Driving at Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Joining the families and friends of victims will be: MADD Canada National President Angeliki Souranis; Margaret Miller, MLA for Hants East; Halifax Regional Police Inspector Don Moser; and other elected officials and representatives from police services, fire departments and emergency medical services.

The ceremony will include a candlelight vigil to honour victims whose names are inscribed on the monument, including 12 victims whose names have been added this year.

"Impaired driving takes a devastating toll on families and on communities," said Ms. Souranis. "Through this ceremony and through this memorial monument, we honour the innocent victims of this senseless and preventable crime, and offer support and fellowship to families and friends who have suffered such tragic losses."

Media are invited to attend the Nova Scotia Memorial Monument Ceremony:

Date: Saturday, September 12
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, 767 Main St., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

The Memorial Monument has been made possible through the generous support of Dartmouth Memorial Gardens and Atlantic Funeral Home.

Impaired driving continues to be the leading criminal cause of death in Canada, claiming between 1,250 and 1,500 lives each year. Another 63,000 people are injured in impaired driving crashes each year. MADD Canada is committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting victims/survivors of this violent crime.

Contact Information

  • To RSVP for the ceremony, or to speak with MADD Canada representatives:
    Susan MacAskill
    MADD Canada Atlantic Region Chapter Services Manager
    902-799-0498
    atlantic@madd.ca

    Angeliki Souranis
    MADD Canada National President
    514-515-6233
    asouranis@madd.ca