MADD Canada

MADD Canada

September 11, 2014 13:30 ET

MADD Canada Honours Nova Scotia Victims of Impaired Driving

DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 11, 2014) - The province's victims of impaired driving will be honoured this Saturday, September 13 as MADD Canada Chapters and Community Leaders host a special ceremony of hope and remembrance.

The ceremony will take place at the Nova Scotia Memorial Monument for Victims of Impaired Driving, located in Dartmouth. The monument is inscribed with the names of victims of impaired driving, including 14 new names which will be acknowledged at this year's ceremony.

"The memorial monument stands as a powerful and lasting tribute to those people who have been so tragically and needlessly taken from us as a result of impaired driving," said MADD Canada National President Angeliki Souranis. "It is our hope that individuals, families and friends will find this a peaceful and inviting place to reflect, and somewhere they can honour the memories of their loved ones."

Ms. Souranis, MADD Canada's Nova Scotia Chapters and Community Leaders, Halifax West MP Geoff Regan, representatives from Halifax Regional Police and the RCMP, and first responders will join the families and friends of impaired driving victims for the ceremony and for a candlelight vigil to honour each victim named on the monument.

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

Date: Saturday, September 13
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

  • 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