SOURCE: MADD Canada

MADD Canada

August 23, 2016 10:00 ET

Monument Honouring Victims of Impaired Driving to Be Unveiled on August 28th

West St. Paul Mayor, Government and Police Representatives, and Others Join MADD Canada to Pay Tribute to Victims of Impaired Driving

WEST ST. PAUL, MB--(Marketwired - August 23, 2016) - On Sunday, August 28th, MADD Manitoba Chapters and Community Leader Groups will come together with the families and friends of those killed as a result of impaired driving to unveil a new Memorial Monument.

The Manitoba Memorial Monument, located in a peaceful, park-like setting at Glen Eden Funeral Home and Cemetery in West St. Paul, will be etched with the names of Manitobans who have been killed by impaired drivers. Memorial benches surround the monument, giving families and friends a place to sit and reflect.

Media are invited to attend the unveiling and inaugural Manitoba Memorial Monument ceremony.

Date & Time:Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Location:Glen Eden Funeral Home and Cemetery -- 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul, MB
Speakers:The Honourable Ron Schuler, Manitoba Minister of Crown Services
 Bruce Henley, Mayor of West St. Paul
 Ward Keith, Manitoba Public Insurance Vice-President, Business Development & Communications
 Margaret Taylor, Victim/Survivor and Pioneer of the Anti-Impaired Driving Movement
 Superintendent Joanne Keeping, RCMP Division "D" East Manitoba District Commander
 Constable Stephane Fontaine, Winnipeg Police Service Impaired Driving Countermeasures Coordinator
 Melody Bodnarchuk, President, MADD Winnipeg
 Nikki Boggs, President, MADD Brandon
 Patricia Hynes-Coates, Incoming National President, MADD Canada
 Andrew Murie, Chief Executive Officer, MADD Canada

"This is a violent, senseless and completely preventable crime which takes a devastating toll on families and communities," said MADD Canada's Incoming National President Patricia Hynes-Coates. "With this memorial monument, we honour the innocent victims, and we offer support and fellowship to the families and friends who have suffered such tragic losses."

The Memorial Monument has been generously supported by the Glen Eden Funeral Home and Cemetery, the Winnipeg Free Press and the Winnipeg Foundation.

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