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National Day of Remembrance of Road Crash Victims

Join us on Wednesday November 20, 2019 to help commemorate the National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims.

Please help put road safety into our consciousness in the lead up to November 20th, the National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims.

RoadPeace, the instigators of a day of remembrance, had a lofty goal: “A day of respect by and towards all road users; a day on which exceptional care is taken by motorists; a day of courtesy at the wheel and a day when all road laws are respected so that a world day without any crashes resulting in injury or death will become a reality.”

Might we be able to do that for even one community this year?

There are 900 crashes every day in British Columbia alone. We lose a human being to British Columbia roadways almost every day. For every death, hundreds are injured. The carnage marches on.

If we could make a difference on at least that one day. One day when drivers left their phones alone. One day of constant attention to the roadway…it would be a beautiful start.

And please join me for the 8th annual Kelowna event that evening at the Orchard Park Mall parking lot, corner of Dilworth and Highway 97. We will gather at 5:30 p.m., with a brief ceremony starting at 6:00 p.m. sharp.

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Information:

  • Date: November 20, 2019, at 5:30 p.m.
  • Timing:  5:30-6:00 pm
    • Gathering
    • Visit Display Booths
    • Enjoy hot chocolate and Timbits
  • Timing:  6:00 p.m. sharp (approximately 20-30 minutes)
    • Brief history
    • Guest Speakers (City of Kelowna, fire, ambulance, RCMP and grieving father)
    • Road safety message from Paul Hergott
    • Moment of Silence
  • Location: Orchard Park Mall parking lot (corner of Dilworth Drive & Highway 97)

In the past it has been very COLD! We will be setting up a shelter, with heat, and there will be plenty of hot chocolate to keep you warm.

The National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims in Canada is a day set aside to remember people killed or seriously injured on Canadian roads, often in avoidable collisions, and those left to deal with the sudden and unexpected loss of those they love. We hope to see you there!

 

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