In light of the ongoing overdose crisis in the city, Celebrities Nightclub will be hosting a free Narcan training and overdose prevention workshop on Saturday, December 17.
The workshop will be taught be Registered Nurses from St. Paul’s Hospital and Insite. Attendees will learn how to spot the signs of an overdose, how to give rescue breaths, what to do until the ambulance arrives, and how to administer Narcan – the medication used to block the effects of opioids.
In 2016 alone, 620 people have died in BC due to opioid overdoses. Out of those deaths, 124 have occurred in Vancouver.
From January 1 to November 26, 2016, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) recorded 6,016 illicit or unknown drug overdoses at its emergency units.
The aim of this workshop is to educate the nightlife and hospitality community about overdose prevention because anyone who uses drugs, even party drugs like cocaine and MDMA, is at risk for a fentanyl overdose. These overdoses can happen anywhere, including night clubs. However, anyone over 19 is welcome to attend.
Where: Celebrities Nightclub – 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver
When: Saturday, December 17, from 5 to 7 pm
Admission: Free. If interested in attending please RSVP to