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North Bay, Parry Sound & West Nip: Overdose Awareness Day Events

August 31, 2022 @ 12:00 am EDT

Free

Time to Remember. Time to Act.International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31. Each year this event aims to raise awareness about overdose and that overdose is preventable. International Overdose Awareness Day remembers those who have died or sustained a permanent injury related to drug use. Join our local North Bay & Area International Overdose Awareness Day Planning Committee for a week of events in honour of those who have been affected by overdose.
North Bay in-person event: August 31st, 4:00pm – 7:00pm.
200 McIntyre Street East, Outside of City Hall at Leger Square.
-Welcome, and open/closing remarks
-Guest speakers
-Moment of silence
-Free snacks for all community members
-Stick planting, and chair signing
-Local resources and informational booths
-Naloxone training
Parry Sound in-person events: August 31st:
The Mary St. Centre – 24 Mary Street – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
-Welcome, and open/closing remarks
-Guest speakers
-Free lunch for all community members
-Stick planting (quiet drop-in after 9:30 a.m.)
-Sharing wall
-Local resources
-Naloxone training
-Prize packs to be won
The Salt Docks: 7:00pm – 7:30 p.m. -Welcome -Guest speaker -Moment of silence -Candle lit vigil
Sturgeon Falls, August 31st – 11:00am – 1:00pm En l’honneur de la journée internationale de sensibilization aux surdoses
Venez Nous Joindre
Le Mercredi 31 Août, 2022
11 H À 13 H Les Activités:
-Mots de bienvenue et d’ouverture
-Un Dîner barbecue gratuit
-Foire D’information: -Le Programme De Médecine Pour Toxicomanie Du Centre Alliance
-Les Programmes Du Centre De Santé Communautaire De Nipissing Ouest
-Ateliers Offerts Par Le Bureau De Santé
-La Distribution et L’adminstration Du Naloxone
From 11am to 1pm at the West Nipissing Community Health Centre Activities include:
-A complimentary BBQ
-Opening Remarks from local dignitaries
-Information booth regarding:
-Alliance Centre Addictions Medicine Program
-West Nipissing Community Health Centre Programs
-Naloxone Distribution and training by the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit
Join us for virtual events, all are welcome, registration IS required:
• Naloxone training: August 29th, 1:30pm – 3:00pm • Naloxone training: September 2nd, 9:30am – 11:00am
• Online Substance Use (overdose awareness) discussion panel: Sept. 1st, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
This will be an interactive live panel of working professionals and individuals with lived experience who will have a healthy discussion around the awareness, importance, harm reduction, and prevention of overdoses as we honour those affected by overdose. Panelists will answer your questions and speak about substance use related trends and work occurring in the Nipissing and Parry Sound districts.
Do you have a question that you would like to have addressed during this discussion? You can submit your (anonymous) questions to https://forms.gle/gocNQoa5xNDKYGug7 or en francais https://forms.gle/nXwHu3t6QmdRqBra8
For more information about each above event, or to register for a virtual event, please visit: www.myhealthunit.ca/IOAD

Details

Date:
August 31, 2022
Time:
12:00 am EDT
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.myhealthunit.ca/en/health-topics/international-overdose-awareness-day.asp
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