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  • National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis

    Men and their children sing and drum. 

    A woman ties arm bands on people who have lost someone to fentanyl. 


    Laura Shaver, president of Vancouver Area of Drug Users, speaks at the march today. 

    People who attended the march were asked to carry wooden feathers with them along the march. There were 914 feathers, each representing someone lost to fentanyl over the past year. 

    A man at the march carries a cofin through the downtown eastside. 


    The truck leading the march drives past the temporary overdose station at 58 West Hastings. 

    I've taken Dave's photo before. He is an advocate for prescription heroin. He spoke outside of Crosstown clinic. 

    A brief sit-in at Health Canada. Where people continued to drum and sing, as well as an open mic where people were able to tell their stories. This was followed by a moment of slience where people could call the names of their loved ones who were lost. 

    National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis in Vancouver, BC. Marches happened in cities across the country. This was part of an effort to end the war on drugs and address real solutions to the fentanyl crisis. It also served as a public mourning for the over 914 lives that have been lost to overdose in the past year.