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More Impaired Driving Victims To Be Honoured on Manitoba's Memorial Monument

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WEST ST. PAUL, Manitoba, Aug. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Family and friends of victims of impaired driving will join MADD Canada for a special ceremony at the Manitoba Memorial Monument on Sunday, August 26 to pay tribute to their lost loved ones.

The Manitoba Memorial Monument was created in 2016. It is inscribed with the names of 63 Manitobans who have been killed by impaired drivers. Seven new names are being added this year. A ceremony of remembrance is held at the Monument each year to honour and remember the innocent victims of impaired driving.

Media are invited to attend the ceremony of remembrance and the unveiling of new names on the monument.

Date & Time: Sunday, August 26, 2018 at  2 p.m.
Location: Glen Eden Funeral Home and Cemetery – 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul, MB 
Speakers: Blair Yakimoski, MLA – Transcona
  Ward Keith - Manitoba Public Insurance, Vice President, Business Development & Communication
  Constable Stephane Fontaine – Coordinator, Winnipeg Police Service Impaired Driving Countermeasures
  Darcy Pahl – Acting Staff Sergeant, RCMP
  Jody Nicholson, Manager - Glen Eden Funeral Home & Cemetery 
  Denise Elias, President - MADD Winnipeg Chapter


Located in a peaceful park-like setting at Glen Eden Funeral Home and Cemetery in West St. Paul, the monument and surrounding memorial benches give families and friends a place where they can remember and reflect on their loved ones.

"With this monument, we honour the innocent people who were taken from us by a senseless and completely preventable crime, and we raise awareness with the public about the true devastation caused by impaired driving," said MADD Canada Victims Services Manager (Western Region) Gillian Phillips.

The Memorial Monument has been generously supported by the Glen Eden Funeral Home and Cemetery.

To RSVP for the ceremony, or to speak with MADD Canada representatives: 
Gillian Phillips, MADD Canada Victim Services Manager, at 1-866-461-4077 or gphillips@madd.ca

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