Groups to host interfaith memorial for Vancouver overdose victims

Hundreds of people are expected to attend an interfaith memorial Thursday evening to honour people who have lost their lives during the overdose crisis.

The memorial, held at the Christ Church Cathedral at 690 Burrard St., is being organized by the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society, Jewish Addiction Community Services, Union Gospel Mission, Christ Church Cathedral, Providence Health Care, the Archdiocese of Vancouver, Tenth Church and St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church.

It will also feature leaders from Vancouver’s Buddhist and Sikh communities, who will speak at the public memorial.

Matt Kieltyka reports

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