SOURCE: MADD Canada

MADD Canada

April 12, 2016 11:00 ET

New Provincial Monument Creates Lasting Legacy for Victims of Impaired Driving

Providing a Safe and Beautiful Space for Families and Friends to Pay Tribute to Their Loved Ones

OAKVILLE, ON--(Marketwired - April 12, 2016) - MADD Canada's Manitoba Chapters and Community Leaders are joining with the family members and friends of victims to establish a beautiful Memorial Monument to honour those who have been so suddenly and senselessly killed in impaired driving crashes.

The Manitoba Memorial Monument will give victims' families and friends, and the public, a special place to remember and pay tribute to all those lost to impaired driving. The beautiful granite structure, located at Glen Eden Memorial Garden in Winnipeg, will have names of impaired driving victims etched onto it. Memorial benches will surround the monument, giving families and friends a place to sit and reflect. 

"This is a beautiful way to remember all those lost to the senseless crime of impaired driving," said Gillian Phillips, MADD Canada Victim Services Manager. "The Manitoba Monument will be a peaceful place for families to visit and remember their loved ones."

Individuals who have lost a loved one in an impaired driving crash and would like to have their name memorialized on the monument can contact Ms. Phillips at 1-866-461-4077 or email gphillips@madd.ca.

The Manitoba Memorial Monument will be officially unveiled at a special ceremony on August 28, hosted by MADD Canada's Manitoba Chapters and Community Leaders and Glen Eden Funeral Homes. The families of victims whose names are etched forever onto the Memorial Monument will be in attendance. 

Impaired driving claims more than 1,000 lives each year in Canada.

"It is a national tragedy that, every year, thousands of Canadians are directly affected by this crime," Ms. Phillips said. "It is unacceptable that thousands more family members and friends will have to cope with the loss of a loved one this year, all because someone chose to drive impaired."

MADD Canada's mission is to stop impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime. If you or someone you know has been a victim of an impaired driving crash and would like to learn more about MADD Canada and the programs and services available to victims, please contact Ms. Phillips at 1-866-461-4077 or visit madd.ca.

Contact Information

  • For further information, or to arrange an interview, please contact:
    Gillian Phillips
    MADD Canada Victim Services Manager
    1-866-461-4077
    gphillips@madd.ca