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THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF BARRIE
Mayor’s Office - "Committed to Service Excellence"

Proclamation

I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie hereby proclaim
August 31, 2021 asInternational Overdose Awareness Day
WHEREAS; Barrie Drug Awareness Partnership does affirm and acknowledge the harm and hardship caused by drug overdose; and
 
WHEREAS; We recognize the purpose of International Overdose Awareness Day as remembering loved ones lost to overdose and ending the stigma of drug-related deaths; and
 
WHEREAS; We resolve to play our part in reducing the toll of overdose in our community, which is suspected to have claimed the lives of more than 45 Barrie and area residents between January and September of 2020, together with countless more affected forever; and
 
WHEREAS; We affirm that the people affected by overdose are our sons and daughters, our mothers and fathers, our brothers and sisters, and deserving of our love, compassion and support.
 
THEREFORE, I, Mayor Jeff Lehman, do hereby proclaim August 31, 2021 as “International Overdose Awareness Day” in the City of Barrie. 


- Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of BARRIE

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