We have a special announcement!
On Thursday, August 31st we have a very special Naloxone Trainig event that we are planning for.
Join us this International Overdose Awareness Day in our attempt to set a world record for the largest Naloxone training session. Bring a friend, and learn to save a life.
This event takes place rain-or-shine (bring a blanket or chair to sit on!) at Moody Park’s South Field. The entire event, training, and materials are all FREE, but please register your attendance through the Eventbrite link.
Please arrive between 8:30 – 9:15 AM, the training session begins at 9:30 AM.
8:30 – 9:15 AM – Participant Arrival and Check-in
9:30 – 10:30 AM – Naloxone Training Session
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Event Wrap-upPlease come show your support, even if you’ve been trained once or multiple times.How to get there:
1. From New Westminster Skytrain Station, take the 123 bus towards Brentwood Station.
2. Get off at 8th Street and 7th Avenue.
3. Cross the street to get to the lawn bowling side.
4. Walk along the Crosstown Greenway path to get to the South Field, which is located directly behind Century House.
We hope to see you there!
We understand that the topic of drug use can be challenging, and many of us may have limited knowledge or difficult feelings about it. However, it is crucial that we approach this issue with an open mind and heart. Overdose knows no boundaries – it affects people from all walks of life, including our own community members, friends, and loved ones.
In BC alone in 2022, there were 2,272 suspected illicit drug toxicity deaths. This is the second-largest number of suspected deaths ever recorded in a calendar year, behind 2021 (2,306). (Source: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/…/statistical/illicit-drug.pdf).
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