New Monument Honouring Victims of Drunk Driving

New Monument Honouring Victims of Drunk Driving

RCMP stage a mock collision at Chapel Lawn Funeral Memorial Gardens to show the impacts of impaired driving to local school children on Wednesday, September 26, 2012. (TYLER PEACOCK / METRO WINNIPEG)
RCMP stage a mock collision at Chapel Lawn Funeral Memorial Gardens to show the impacts of impaired driving to local school children in this 2012 file photo. (TYLER PEACOCK / METRO WINNIPEG)

A new monument will be unveiled on Sunday, August 28 to pay tribute to victims of impaired driving.

The Manitoba Memorial Monument, located at Glen Eden Funeral Home and Cemetery in West St. Paul, will be etched with the names of Manitobans who have been killed by impaired drivers.

“Because of this monument, my daughter will never be forgotten, nor will the way she died,” said Alison Gilbert, who lost her daughter Amy.

Memorial benches will also surround the monument, located in a peaceful, park-like setting, giving families and friends a place to sit and reflect.

“This is a violent, senseless and completely preventable crime which takes a devastating toll on families and communities,” said MADD Canada’s incoming national president Patricia Hynes Coates. “With this memorial monument, we honour the innocent victims, and we offer support and fellowship to the families and friends who have suffered such tragic losses.”

MADD Manitoba, law enforcement officials and community leaders will be on hand for the unveiling at 2 p.m.

— Staff


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