Lawyer Paul Hergott addresses the crowd Sunday during the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. -Matthew Abrey/Capital News

Day of Remembrance honours road traffic victims

People killed or seriously injured on Canadian roads remembered Sunday in Kelowna

The cool, blustery weather did nothing to deter those who came out Sunday for the annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

At the Dolphins in downtown Kelowna, lawyer Paul Hergott urged members of the community to take a moment to remember people killed or seriously injured on Canadian roads.

The commemoration of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims is held each year on the third Sunday of November.

According to The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, an average of five people die on our country’s roads each day.

It’s those kinds of statistics that inspired Hergott to get involved and head up Kelowna’s National Day of Remembrance.

The event has been taking place worldwide since 1993 and in 2005 the World Day was adopted by the UN General Assembly as “the appropriate acknowledgement for victims of road traffic crashes and their families”.

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