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Families of overdose victims to gather for vigil Saturday night

Last Updated Jun 8, 2019 at 2:01 pm PDT

(Source: MomsStopTheHarm, Facebook)

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Families grieving the deaths of their children from opioid overdoses will gather in Vancouver Saturday night for a candlelight vigil.

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“Let the Light Shine” is organized by the group “Moms Stop the Harm,” created by a Comox mother whose son fatally overdosed on fentanyl in 2017.

Anyone whose loved one is currently struggling with substance use is invited to join them at Jack Poole plaza at 7:30 p.m.

The vigil will feature a memorial made of flags and yarn representing thousands of overdose deaths Canada-wide.

– With files from the Canadian Press