March scheduled in qathet region to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day


qathet region residents are being invited to join Moms Stop the Harm, SUSTAIN and the Powell River Community Action Team (PRCAT) for a peaceful march on International International Overdose Awareness Day.

The march will start at 5:30 pm on August 31, beginning at city hall in Powell River and continuing along Marine Avenue to Powell River-Sunshine Coast MLA Nicholas Simons’ office for a demonstration.

The event will end at Willingdon Beach (upper parking lot, below the Alberni Street intersection) for a candlelight vigil and memorial, according to a media release.

The Moms Stop the Harm Purple Ribbon Campaign to remember those lost close to home is currently up along Marine Avenue. Residents are invited to visit this live memorial of people lost to accidental overdose.

“International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose,” the release stated. “This is a time to remember without stigma those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind, and the communities affected.”