Weathered Photography Exhibit

Dixie boots


Dixie Lee White ~ Dec 22, 1985 – June 8, 2020 A beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, soulmate, niece, cousin and friend, Dixie Lee White left this world, unexpectedly, on June 8, 2020 from a lethal dose of fentanyl. Dixie was bright, intelligent and caring woman who loved animals and doted on her emotional therapy dog, Zoe. She battled addiction for 18 of her 34 years. While in recovery she completed high school and went on to graduate from Vancouver College as an Addiction and Community Services Worker. She thrived on being able to help others and made friends wherever she went.

While living with us on our farm for a while Dixie HAD to have the pink boots – they matched her ballcap J. She was always a hard worker, mucking out stalls and chasing down the road after a pair of miniature horses when she accidentally left the gate open - lol. Despite her struggles, Dixie remained forgiving, cheerful and empathetic to others and we will forever miss her infectious laugh, mischievous sense of humor and loving personality.

Street Health is pleased to be part of Twenty/Twenty Arts Weathered photography exhibition. Our thanks to everyone who shared photo memorials of family members and friends who have died from overdose. Your photos are a powerful statement that more must be done to prevent these overdose deaths that are killing an average of 55 Ontarians each week.

Street Health’s Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) is a part of the effort to save lives.

We provide service to those who are experiencing homelessness and stigma in Toronto’s south east region. The Ontario Government eliminated  funding for this site in March, 2019. Since that time numerous individuals, family foundation and community groups have been instrumental in maintaining this service. Your donation as part of the Weathered campaign is vital to maintain this site in the coming year.