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August 25, 2017: Another memorial event at SRCHC to commemorate 9 more people who died.  We are losing too many people….   Jennifer Moxon, from our partner agency North Toronto Support Services shared her musical talents with us, an absolutely  beautiful addition to the memorial.

November 11, 2016: Drug User’s Memorial event

October 27,2016:  There will be another Drug Users’ Memorial event on November 11th, 2016 at South Riverdale Community Health Centre.  955 Queen St. E   2-3:30 pm.  Join us in celebrating the lives of our loved ones.

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October 20, 2016: The art project will be scarves and flag making for our friends who died from the war on drugs.   Come join us from 1-3pm on the 4th floor kitchen at SRCHC.

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June 27th, 2016: Another memorial event was organized by South Riverdale Community Health Centre, Queen West and The Works to commemorate the lives of their loved ones.

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June 23, 2016: Rocky, a local metal artist created another plaque because there was no more room for names of people who died from overdose deaths.  It was placed beside the memorial flame.

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 March 20, 2015: A memorial service was hosted today at South Riverdale Community Health Centre to remember the lives of people’s we’ve lost and to add names to our memorial for people who drugs.

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 October 23, 2014:  Today, we gathered outdoors to honour and remember the precious lives of people we’ve lost. We have added each name to the memorial and are beginning to run out of space on our name plaques. This year it was a beautiful autumn day with about 60 people in attendance. Candles were lit in memory of loved ones and memory stones were placed in a vessel. Poems and personal memories were shared by volunteers, staff and family members.

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July 21, 2014: Monday is International Day of Remembrance for people who use drugs who have died. We have added 17 names of people who died this last year to the memorial. On Monday we will honour, morn and celebrate the lives of people we have lost. Please join us. Until all of us are free..

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August 31st 2013: Today is Overdose Awareness Day. An international day to raise awareness on how to prevent overdose and a day to remember our loved ones and family members who have died. Each person who dies from an overdose is an end of the world, bringing untold sorrow and horrible grief to families and communities that doesn’t really ever go away. In memory of all our loved ones who have died and to prevent more unnecessary suffering, we need to get naloxone into the hands of people who need it, we need to enact 911 Good Samaritan legislation and we need to open supervised consumption sites. The dying needs to stop!

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July 20th 2013: Rabble.ca article and Torontoist.com article  on Memorial Unveiling 

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July 19th 2013: Poster for UNVEILING OF DRUG USERS’ MEMORIAL!

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