Saturday , 25 September 2021

Cold Lake John Howard Society invites you to International Overdose Awareness Day

The Cold Lake John Howard Society is playing its part to support International Overdose Awareness Day, on Aug 31, which is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. A time to remember and a time to act.
Leanne Correia is an Outreach Worker with the Cold Lake John Howard Society.

“Every year we lose thousands of people from drug overdose globally,” Correia told Lakeland Connect. “Some survive but suffer permanent injury, with devastating impact to their families and friends. Cold Lake is not immune.”

On Aug 31, there will be a BBQ, candle lighting, and open house from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Cold Lake John Howard Society located at 4801 51Street (Old Outreach Building.)

“The BBQ is by donation with all proceeds going back to Cold Lake John Howard Society,” Correia said. “International Overdose Awareness Day provides an opportunity for us to reflect on practical ways to prevent overdose in our community. Overdose is preventable.”

Correia says knowing the real facts about drugs and what to do when you see someone experiencing overdose does save lives.

“Overdose Day events that aim to educate our communities about drugs can really help,” Correia said. “We look forward to seeing everyone.”

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!