SOURCE: MADD Canada

MADD Canada

September 10, 2015 11:30 ET

Memorial Monument Ceremony to Honour New Brunswick Victims of Impaired Driving

MONCTON, NB--(Marketwired - September 10, 2015) - MADD Canada and its New Brunswick Chapters and Community Leaders will honour victims of impaired driving this Sunday, September 13 in 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 three victims whose names were added this year.

"Through this monument and this ceremony, we honour the memories of people who have been so tragically taken from us through this senseless and preventable crime," said MADD Canada National President Angeliki Souranis. "We stand with their families and friends, to pay tribute and to offer our support."

MADD Canada's New Brunswick Chapters and Community Leaders, elected officials from the cities of Moncton and Riverview, and representatives from police services, fire departments and emergency medical services will join the families and friends as they light candles to honour each of the victims named on the monument.

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

Date: Sunday, September 13
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Fairhaven Memorial Gardens, 1167 Salisbury Rd., Moncton, New Brunswick

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

  • For more 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