Video: Monument to 137 impaired driving victims unveiled in Brampton
Published September 9, 2023 at 7:08 pm
A moving ceremony marked the unveiling of a monument to Ontario victims killed in crashes involving alcohol and drugs.
The new Ontario Memorial Monument was unveiled at Brampton’s Chinguacousy Park on Saturday (Sept. 9).
Engraved with the names of 137 victims of impaired driving crashes in Ontario, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada (MADD) says the memorial serves as “a powerful and lasting way to pay tribute to the innocent victims.”
The names were submitted to MADD with applications open to anyone who has lost a loved one as a result of an alcohol- or drug-related crash.
Family members and friends of victims along with representatives from local emergency services across Ontario joined the ceremony.
“A lot of names connected to Durham on this very moving monument…. Please remember that the choice to drink and drive can have consequences that destroy the lives of so many. Drive smart, drive sober,” Durham Regional Police said in a tweet.
Peel Regional Police called the tribute “heartfelt.”
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPolice) September 9, 2023
Ontario’s Provincial monument was unveiled today in Brampton. It was a beautiful and emotional ceremony honouring 137 lives lost to impaired driving. 🤍 #drivesober #MADDmonument pic.twitter.com/KvwItGcYIt
— MADD Durham Region (@MADDDurham) September 9, 2023
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