First Selectman Declares September 5th Addiction Awareness Day in New Canaan

 Town of New Canaan First Selectman Kevin J. Moynihan has declared Thursday September 5th as Addiction Awareness Day, and is encouraging citizens to attend New Canaan’s 3rd Annual Community Addiction Awareness Vigil in downtown New Canaan.  This event is hosted by the New Canaan Community Foundation and the New Canaan Parent Support Group

 The Vigil has several goals, including: 1) to honor those who have died too soon; 2) to talk openly about addiction and the hopeful pathways to recovery; and 3) to unite the community together to ask all to help.

The event will take place on Thursday evening, September 5th, at the corners of Elm Street and South Avenue in New Canaan.  Event access starts at 6PM, with live music from Scott Troyer & Friends, resources, and the Hope & Remembrance Wall.  Authentic testimonials and the candlelight vigil follow starting at 7PM.

In the Proclamation, First Selectman Moynihan states he does “hereby proclaim September 5th Addiction Awareness Day, and urge all citizens to join me in participating in the New Canaan Addiction Awareness Vigil.

 Similar to last year’s Vigil, this year’s event features  John Hamilton, CEO of Liberation Programs as Emcee, several local residents sharing hopeful stories of recovery, and a candlelight vigil led by members of the faith community including Eric Fjeldal of the United Methodist Church of New Canaan and Derrick Fallon of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church.

 In case of rain, event location will be 33 South Avenue.  For more information regarding the September 5th Community Addiction Awareness Vigil, contact Paul Reinhardt at