Hearts representing those who have died of drug overdoses. A special event is planned for Friday from noon to 3 p.m. as part of International Overdose Awareness Day. (Submitted photo)

Hearts representing those who have died of drug overdoses. A special event is planned for Friday from noon to 3 p.m. as part of International Overdose Awareness Day. (Submitted photo)

Gathering planned for International Overdose Awareness Day Friday in Penticton

A gathering is planned in the parking lot of the Penticton RCMP detachment Friday

The public is invited to a special event Friday in Penticton as part of the International Overdose Awareness Day.

It takes place from noon to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Penticton RCMP detachment at 1168 Main St.

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The theme for the day is “We fight for those we love and lost.”

There will be a number of guest speakers and there will also be a barbecue as well during the afternoon.

Sponsoring agencies for the event include the South Okanagan Women in Need Society, Interior Health and OneSky Community Resources.


 

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