Several dozen people attended the vigil

MADD holds vigil in downtown Kelowna

The second annual vigil was held to remember the victims of drunk driving

A vigil was held in Kelowna for victims of drunk driving  Sunday afternoon.

The vigil was organized by the Central Okanagan chapter of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) to honour the victims of drunk driving, whether they be lost loved ones or people who were injured in crashes.  Tina Harder, vigil chair for MADD Central Okanagan, said they wanted to show the community is there to support those who need it, and the families of victims are not alone.  This was the second annual vigil, and Harder noted after the success it saw last year they decided to make it a yearly occurrence.

With Christmas festivities on the horizon, Harder reminded people to plan ahead.

“Please make the right choice, during the holidays especially,” she implored. “I know people will be going out and having a few drinks, but don’t drive.  There are other options.”

Harder added MADD can provide support for anyone who lost a loved one as a victim of a drunk driving accident, and they can be contacted through Facebook or their website, maddchapters.ca/centralokanagan.

 

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