MADD Canada

September 07, 2016 06:00 ET

Honouring Nova Scotia's Victims of Impaired Driving

DARTMOUTH, NS--(Marketwired - September 07, 2016) - MADD Nova Scotia Chapters and Community Leader Groups will come together with the families and friends of those killed as a result of impaired driving for a special memorial ceremony in Dartmouth this Saturday, September 10.

The annual ceremony of hope and remembrance at the Nova Scotia Memorial Monument for Victims of Impaired Driving gives family and friends an opportunity to pay tribute to their loved ones. The monument is inscribed with the names of 90 victims of impaired driving.

The ceremony includes a candlelight vigil to recognize and honour those victims, and all who have been affected by impaired driving.

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

Date: Saturday, September 10
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, 767 Main St., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Guest Speakers:
Chief Jean-Michel Blais, Halifax Regional Police
Inspector Dan Murchison, RCMP Support Services Officer
Angeliki Souranis, MADD Canada National President

"Every day, individuals, families and communities are devastated by drivers who make the decision to drive while impaired," said MADD Canada National President Angeliki Souranis. "With this memorial, we seek to honour those innocent victims, to offer support to their families and friends, and to raise awareness of the terrible, tragic toll this crime takes so that we can prevent it from happening to others."

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:

    Susan MacAskill
    MADD Canada Atlantic Region Chapter Services Manager

    Angeliki Souranis
    MADD Canada National President