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Nelson hosts International Overdose Awareness Day Events

The public is invited to the International Overdose Awareness Day Event in Nelson Wednesday, August 31 at Cottonwood Falls Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Schedule of Events includes a Vigil Event from 1-2 p.m., honouring of loved ones who have passed away due to the overdose/drug poisoning crisis Community sharing event with stories and speakers and Indigenous and local support.

From 2-3 p.m., there will be Knowledge Walk for the community to learn about local resources

There will also be local resource tables and prizes for participating

  • Learn to administer Naloxone and save a life.
  • Learn to use fentanyl test strips.

Come learn with your community about reducing risk of overdose and the local substance use supports here in Nelson. 

Learn more about the local and provincial response to the overdose crisis in BC.