Here’s why you’ll soon see chalk body outlines along a major Vancouver street and bridge

published on August 25, 2021 by Lindsay William-Ross in Vancouver Is Awesome

A powerful message will be shared right on the sidewalks of one of Vancouver’s major streets with the hopes of initiating more dialogue about B.C.’s ongoing overdose crisis.

The group Moms Stop the Harm (MSTH) has plans to leave chalk body outlines in highly visible places in and around Vancouver to mark International Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31.

Among the locations where the activists will leave their thought-provoking marks is on the Burrard Bridge pedestrian walkway and up Burrard St into Downtown Vancouver.

Additionally, MSTH plans to draw chalk body outlines on the pavement outside politicians’ offices in North and West Vancouver, as well as outside the office of the Minister of Health offices. MSTH will also do the same in select locations in New Westminster, Maple Ridge, White Rock, and Langley in the Lower Mainland, and elsewhere in B.C. in Kamloops, Port Alberni, and Nanaimo…

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