A critical public hearing is approaching on February 15th in Red Deer, where the city council will deliberate on a motion to urge the provincial government to remove the Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) from our city.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗢𝗣𝗦 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗮 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲-𝘀𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆, 𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝟱𝟬𝟬 𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗼𝗽𝗶𝗼𝗶𝗱 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗱𝗼𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝘂𝗽 𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰.
Here is how you can help: We are eagerly seeking those with personal experiences related to the OPS.
If you, your loved ones, family members, or friends have benefited from the OPS and are now navigating the path to recovery, we want to hear about the positive impact the OPS had.
Your firsthand experiences are incredibly impactful, providing powerful insights that can help our community and council members truly understand the vital role the OPS has played in transforming lives.
𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗲: 𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗙𝗲𝗯𝗿𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝟭𝟱𝘁𝗵
𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲: 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘁 𝟵 𝗔𝗠
𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗹 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘀, 𝗥𝗲𝗱 𝗗𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗛𝗮𝗹𝗹 (𝗢𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗿𝗶𝗺𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿 𝗥𝗼𝗼𝗺 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗿)
Each speaker will have up to five minutes and can be questioned by council members. Remember to stay respectful and constructive – hate speech will not be tolerated.
𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝗿𝗲 𝘂𝗻𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝘄𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁, 𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹 𝗰𝗶𝘁𝘆𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗹@𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗱𝗲𝗲𝗿.𝗰𝗮. Your written submissions are just as important and will be considered by the council.
Thank you for your support!