SOURCE: MADD Canada

MADD Canada

August 24, 2017 09:30 ET

Manitoba's Victims of Impaired Driving To Be Honoured at Monument Ceremony

WEST ST. PAUL, MB--(Marketwired - August 24, 2017) - On Sunday, August 27th, MADD Manitoba Chapters and Community Leaders will come together with the families and friends of those killed as a result of impaired driving for a special ceremony at the Manitoba Memorial Monument.

The annual ceremony of remembrance gives family and friends an opportunity to pay tribute to their loved ones.

Unveiled last year, the Manitoba Memorial Monument is inscribed with the names of Manitobans who have been killed by impaired drivers. Fifty-six names were listed on the monument when it was created last year. Six new names have been added this year.

Media are invited to attend the ceremony of remembrance and the unveiling of new names on the monument.

Date & Time:
Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 2 p.m.

Location:
Glen Eden Funeral Home and Cemetery - 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul, MB

Speakers:
Ward Keith - Manitoba Public Insurance, Vice President, Business Development & Communication
Blair Yakimoski - MLA for Transcona
Inspector Ed Moreland - RCMP D Division Manitoba OIC Traffic Services
Constable Stephane Fontaine - Winnipeg Police Service Impaired Driving Countermeasures
Miguel Foidart - Manager, Glen Eden Funeral Home & Cemetery
Patricia Hynes-Coates - MADD Canada National President

Located in a peaceful park-like setting at Glen Eden Funeral Home and Cemetery in West St. Paul, the monument and surrounding memorial benches give families and friends a place where they can remember and reflect on their loved ones who have been lost to this senseless and preventable crime.

"Impaired driving devastates individuals, families and communities," said MADD Canada National President Patricia Hynes-Coates. "Our Memorial Monument gives us an opportunity to honour the innocent victims of impaired driving, offer support and understanding to their families and friends, and raise awareness of the tragic toll this crime takes so we can prevent it from happening to others."

The Memorial Monument has been generously supported by the Glen Eden Funeral Home and Cemetery.

Contact Information

  • To RSVP for the ceremony, or to speak with MADD Canada representatives:
    Gillian Phillips
    MADD Canada Victim Services Manager
    1-866-461-4077
    gphillips@madd.ca