MADD Red Deer holds candlelight vigil of hope and remembrance

By Sheldon Spackman
November 19, 2017 - 10:39am

Roughly 50 people attended a candlelight vigil in Red Deer Saturday night to honour and remember their loved ones lost to impaired driving.

The Red Deer chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving held its 25th annual Candlelight Vigil of Hope and Remembrance at St. Luke’s Church and it took place during the organization’s 30th annual Red Ribbon Awareness Campaign which runs from November 1 – January 8, 2018. A campaign started to help promote sober driving, not only during the holiday season but year-round. With the red ribbon serving as a powerful symbol and tribute to the innocent people injured or killed each year by impaired drivers.

The event saw local people affected by impaired driving share pictures of their loved ones and light one of the 82 candles in laid out their memory. Songs and words of comfort and understanding were also shared by those in attendance.

MADD Canada’s red ribbons are available through the MADD Canada website, chapter and community leaders, AllState Canada offices or participating sponsor outlets.

 

 

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