SOURCE: MADD Canada

MADD Canada

September 08, 2017 07:00 ET

Ceremony Honours Nova Scotia Victims of Impaired Driving

DARTMOUTH, NS--(Marketwired - September 08, 2017) - Families and friends of those killed in alcohol and/or drug-related road crashes will come together this Saturday for a special ceremony of remembrance for their loved ones at the Nova Scotia Memorial Monument for Victims of Impaired Driving.

The monument is inscribed with the names of 113 victims of impaired driving, including 23 new names added this year. Each year, MADD Nova Scotia Chapters and Community Leaders host a special memorial service at the monument and a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to the innocent victims of impaired driving.

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

Date:Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time:1 p.m.
Location:Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, 767 Main St., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Guest Speakers:Councillor Bill Karsten, City of Halifax
 Inspector Rob Doyle, Halifax District RCMP
 Chief Jean-Michel Blais, Halifax Regional Police
 Patricia Hynes-Coates, MADD Canada National President

"With every name observed, and with every candle lit, we remember someone who was taken so suddenly and so needlessly," said MADD Canada National President Patricia Hynes-Coates. "We remember these innocent victims, we offer support to their families and friends, and we hope to raise awareness about the truly tragic consequences of impaired driving."

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

Contact Information

  • To RSVP for the ceremony, or to speak with MADD Canada representatives:
    Gloria Appleby
    MADD Canada Victim Services Manager - Atlantic Region
    902-794-6534
    gappleby@madd.ca

    Patricia Hynes Coates
    MADD Canada National President
    647-919-6233
    phynescoates@madd.ca