Alta Vista Community Associations
rally to address fentanyl
Senator Vernon White and Ms. Leila Attar will headline a fentanyl awareness session on Friday September 22 at 7:30pm, at the Canterbury Community Centre
The devastating impacts of fentanyl and opioid addiction are well known. Better understanding the links between mental illness and addiction as well as enhanced education and prevention efforts for parents and youth are some of the key measures required to combat this growing problem. This event will focus on these and other key initiatives while sharing a message of hope and inspiration.
“In order to stand up to fentanyl and affect change in our cities, we must first look into our communities and bring awareness to both youth and parents,” said EACA President Kevin Kit.
Senator Vernon White brings a very unique perspective to this discussion – from his current role as a legislator in the Senate of Canada and as Ottawa’s former Chief of Police. Senator White’s work has been instrumental in helping to combat the opioid crisis.
Specifically, Senator White introduced in the Senate Bill S-225, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (substances used in the production of fentanyl). Bill S-225 will add to the list of precursors those ingredients used in the manufacture of Fentanyl in order to combat the growing problem of Fentanyl manufactured illegally.
Ms. Leila Attar is an opioid survivor and advocate who will be speaking at the event. Ms. Attar recently returned to Ottawa from a cross-Canada tour where she raised awareness about the dangers of fentanyl. “I think the biggest thing to know is that everyone struggles,” she said. “That’s (the) huge thing with addiction... people feel so alone and dark with it. They need to hear that there’s a way to step out of it and recognize your problems.”
Admission to this event is FREE.
For more information, contact:
Kevin Kit, President
Elmvale Acres Community Association
Campeau Homes: A history of the houses built in Elmvale Acres
The following blog by Ottawa realtor Saul Svirplys details the history and original plans for Campeau homes built in Alta Vista and later Elmvale Acres. Have a look: you might learn something about your home!