10:23 Canada 2011 Events Announced

This coming weekend groups from all over Canada (except the east coast – hop to it!!) will be participating in the international 10:23 Campaign as they attempt a death-defying “overdose” from homeopathic medications.

Participants will swallow “overdoses” of scam medications sold by major retailers which contain no active ingredients. The action is the culmination of a worldwide demonstration taking place in more than 25 countries to inform consumers about homeopathy. Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal will staging their own events.

The protests will show that ‘There’s Nothing In Homeopathy’, as homeopathic remedies available on the shelves of pharmacies and from private practitioners contain none of the natural ingredients they are supposedly based on, and have been shown by clinical trials to be no more effective than water.

Below are the links to each event:

Vancouver: Feb. 5th at 11:00 am Vancouver Art Gallery (Robson side)

Edmonton: Feb. 5th, from 6:30pm-9pm – Block 1912 Café

Winnipeg: Feb. 5th at 10:23 am at Memorial Park in front of the Manitoba Legislature

Toronto: Feb. 5th at 12:00 noon Yonge and Dundas SW corner in front of Eaton Centre

Kitchener-Waterloo: Feb. 6th 1300 at Kitchener City Hall

Ottawa: Feb. 5th 10:00 – 11:00 am Parliament Hill

Montreal: Feb. 5th at 10:23am. 1400 Boul. Rene Levesque in front of Radio Canada

As more specific information comes in, this post will be updated. This is a great opportunity to come together as a community and speak out against bad science, please join your local group!

News, notes  and video about the events will be available on the 10:23 Canada blog site here.

10 Responses to “10:23 Canada 2011 Events Announced”

  1. I sit by myself here on PEI, with no one to overdose with. And ODing alone is just sad.

  2. Steve Thoms says:

    UPDATE: Kitchener-Waterloo event will be held at the Kitchener City Hall, outside.

    Dress warmly!

  3. Alex Murdoch says:

    I’m all in favour of a virtual OD. I’m here in Fredericton and we’ve got nothing going. The main problem I have is accessing the phoney stuff to begin with. The pharmacists at Shoppers were giving me funny looks when I asked for homeopathic sleep aids. Anyone got a good(!!) source?

  4. Alex Murdoch says:

    Was listening to the latest Skeptics with a K podcast and they were talking about 1023 and mentioned that if you can’t arrange an overdose event that you can stage a “proving”, for more information, watch his Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0Z2_K9yup0

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