Recovery Day offers gathering, inspiration for those on mend

Event aims to help healing for those fighting addictions

People who have battled addictions and are now living without alcohol or drugs, will gather in Centennial Square on Sunday (Sept. 30) to hear inspirational stories, access support groups and information.

The event also includes live music and face painting and balloons for kids. It takes place between 1 and 4 p.m.

“We want to rally together to help show people there is hope and that recovery is possible,” said Sue Donaldson, addictions counsellor and an organizer of Victoria’s first Recovery Day.

“We hope that in joining with our families and friends we can change the public perception of recovery, help end discrimination and focus on the fact that recovery does work for millions of people.”

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