Source: Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ottawa

Media Advisory: Drug users' centre honours overdose response

WHEN: 11am, Thursday, Nov. 5

WHERE: Drug Users Resource Centre, 412 East Cordova, Vancouver

WHO: CUPE frontline workers, first responders

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 5, 2015) - The Drug Users Resource Centre in the heart of the Downtown Eastside will hold a ceremony at 11am this morning to mark 1,000 people trained to administer lifesaving Narcan for opiate drug overdoses.

The centre is staffed by CUPE frontline workers. First responders and Centre staff will be honoured for their quick response during the deadly Fentanyl crisis that swept the Downtown Eastside this summer.

Contact Information:

Dean Wilson
Drug Users Resource Centre

Murray Bush
CUPE National Communications Representative