Impaired driving victims remembered

A Victims’ Candlelight Vigil will be held Thursday, Nov. 27, 6:30 p.m. at the Laurel Packinghouse.

In remembrance of victims of car accidents caused by impaired drivers, a Victims’ Candlelight Vigil will be held Thursday, Nov. 27, 6:30 p.m..

This inaugural event has been organized by the Central Okanagan chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, to be held at the Laurel Packinghouse in downtown Kelowna, 1304 Ellis St.

The candlelight vigil is intended to serve as a reminder that impaired driving continues to be a senseless and preventable crime.

Anyone affected by this tragedy will find friends and understanding as they gather together  for this event.

MADD says impaired driving continues to be the #1 criminal cause of death in Canada—on average four people   are killed and 175 are injured each day across Canada.

The candlelight vigil is a non-denominational ceremony, open to everyone.

Those who attend are encouraged to bring a framed photo of their loved one(s), or themselves if injured, for display during the ceremony.

For more information or to register your attendance, call 250-317-9877, email or see the website

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is a non-profit, grassroots organization committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting the victims of this violent crime.

MADD Canada’s aim is to offer support services to victims, heighten awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving, and to save lives and prevent injuries on our roads.


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