April 27, 2007

MADD Canada to hold candlelight vigil in Vancouver


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Vancouver, British Columbia – The Greater Vancouver Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada is co-hosting a candlelight vigil as part of MADD Canada’s annual National Victims’ Weekend conference in Vancouver this year. Nearly 300 people are expected to attend the ceremony, which will be held Saturday, April 28 at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites at 1763 Comox Street in Vancouver’s west end.

“This weekend is very important for our membership,” says Karen Dunham, MADD Canada’s National President. “Families and friends are able to share their experiences and come together to remember and pay tribute to loved ones who have been killed or injured as a result of an impaired driving crash. Our weekend provides guidance, companionship and support for those victims who are coping with traumatic, life-altering experiences.”

The national conference, billed as “The Wings of Courage”, includes sessions with grief, bereavement and injury experts, in interactive workshops and group discussions. The candlelight ceremony includes processionals with police and victims, music by the Infinitus String Quartet and the lighting of candles in tribute of those killed or injured due to impaired driving.

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