Naloxone training will be among the activities on Saturday at an event being held for International Overdose Awareness Day.

Event in Abbotsford acknowledges overdose deaths

Celebration of life on Saturday, Aug. 24 for International Overdose Awareness Day

An event takes place at Jubilee Park in Abbotsford on Saturday, Aug. 31 in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day.

The Abbotsford Celebration of Life and Picnic in the Park runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is hosted by the Abbotsford Hospice Society in partnership with Impact Abbotsford and the Abbotsford Drug War Survivors.

The event remembers, honours and mourns those whose lives have been lost due to overdose.

It includes performances by Colleen Rennison, Kyler Pierce and Fun For Cover; face painting; naloxone training; a photo wall; and an opportunity to create memorial ornaments.

There will also be a memorial stone exhibit, a presentation of the Drug War Survivors’ Humanitarian Award, and an Art Walk.

International Overdose Awareness Day is held on Aug. 31 each year. It aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related death.

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