MADD Canada

MADD Canada

September 12, 2014 10:00 ET

Media Advisory: New Brunswick Victims of Impaired Driving Honoured on Memorial Monument

MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - Sept. 12, 2014) - New Brunswick victims of impaired driving will be honoured this Sunday, September 14 as MADD Canada's Chapters and Community Leaders host a special ceremony of hope and remembrance.

The ceremony will take place at the New Brunswick Memorial Monument for Victims of Impaired Driving. The monument is inscribed with the names of victims of impaired driving, including five new names which will be acknowledged at this year's ceremony.

"The memorial monument is a moving tribute to the province's victims of impaired driving," said MADD Canada National President Angeliki Souranis. "It offers a peaceful place to honour and remember the innocent lives that have been lost. It also serves as a reminder to the public about the senseless tragedy of impaired driving."

Ms. Souranis, MADD Canada's New Brunswick Chapters and Community Leaders, elected officials from the cities of Moncton and Riverview, and representatives from law enforcement will join the families and friends of impaired driving victims for the ceremony and for a candlelight vigil to honour the memories of each victim named on the monument.

Media are invited to attend the New Brunswick Memorial Monument Ceremony:

Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Fairhaven Memorial Gardens, 1167 Salisbury Rd., Moncton, New Brunswick

The Memorial Monument has been made possible through the generous support of Fairhaven Memorial Gardens.

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

  • MADD Canada
    Susan MacAskill
    Atlantic Region Chapter Services Manager
    902-799-0498
    atlantic@madd.ca

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