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New Brunswick Students Urged To Make A Pact To Never Drive Impaired

2018/01/17|Categories: Provincial Media Release|

Fredericton, New Brunswick – MADD Canada and Alcool NB Liquor are teaming up to educate New Brunswick students about the dangers of impaired driving with a powerful education program called The Pact. The Pact is MADD Canada’s 2017-2018 School Assembly Program, which shows students the risks and consequences of driving while drunk and/or high. The [...]

Summerside Police “Lace Up Red” To Support MADD Canada and Prevent Impaired Driving

2017/12/15|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

Summerside, PE – Summerside Police will have a colourful new touch on their uniforms over the coming weeks as they ‘lace up red’ in support of MADD Canada’s Project Red Ribbon holiday awareness campaign. From now until the beginning of January, Summerside officers will be sporting MADD Canada’s signature red shoe laces on their boots. [...]

MADD Canada’s New Mobile Classroom Teaches Elementary Students about Risks of Alcohol, Drugs and Driving

2017/11/22|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: , , , |

Toronto, Ontario – MADD Canada’s education program for elementary students is going mobile with SmartWheels, a specially-outfitted recreational vehicle (RV) that will visit elementary schools around the province to educate students about the risks associated with alcohol, drugs and driving. SmartWheels is a 42-foot RV with a large projection screen, individual tablets and virtual reality [...]

Red ribbons show commitment to end impaired driving deaths

2017/11/03|Categories: Article, Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

Edmonton Journal November 3, 2017 “My son will never know his grandfather,” Allison Tatham said Friday, speaking at the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Edmonton launch of the Project Red Ribbon campaign. Tatham’s father had left his Regina home one morning in June 2014 on what should have been a quick trip to buy a [...]

Ridesharing Improves Safety, So Let’s Bring It To BC

2017/10/23|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: , , |

Vancouver, British Columbia - Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada) calls on all British Columbia political parties to keep their commitment and enable ridesharing in 2017. During the recent provincial election, the BC NDP, BC Liberals and BC Green Party all committed to have ridesharing in place by the end of the year, but progress [...]

Newfoundland and Labrador Students See Impact of Impaired Driving Through MADD Canada’s Latest School Assembly Program

2017/10/20|Categories: Provincial Media Release|

Special screening of new educational film hits close to home for Queen Elizabeth Regional High School students as they hear story of a former student killed by an impaired driver. Oakville, Ontario – Nicholas Coates will never visit his old school, Queen Elizabeth Regional High School. He’ll never attend a reunion with classmates. He’ll never [...]

Québec Students See Dangers and Consequences of Impaired Driving in New MADD Canada Program Touring Schools Around the Province

2017/10/19|Categories: Provincial Media Release|

Oakville/Ontario — MADD Canada’s new School Assembly Program is touring Quebec schools to talk to students about the dangers of impaired driving. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 16 to 25 year olds, and alcohol and/or drugs are a factor in more than half of those crashes. MADD Canada’s School Assembly [...]

Saskatchewan Woman Killed In Impaired Driving Crash To Be Memorialized With New Roadside Signs

2017/10/10|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

Signs memorializing Danille Kerpan to be unveiled today, on the three-year anniversary of the crash that tragically claimed her life. (Bladworth, Saskatchewan) – On the third anniversary of the impaired driving crash that killed 25-year old Danille Kerpan, her parents Melanie and Allan are unveiling two new roadside memorial signs to honour their beloved daughter [...]

New Program Urges Students to Make a Pact To Prevent Impaired Driving Before Tragedy Occurs

2017/09/07|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: , |

Hamilton, Ontario – School is back and so are MADD Canada and the LCBO with a dynamic new School Assembly Program to educate Ontario students about the very real dangers of driving while drunk and/or high. Road crashes are the number one cause of death among teens and young adults, and alcohol and/or drugs are [...]

MADD Canada Unveils Saskatchewan’s First Roadside Memorial Sign Honouring Victims of Impaired Driving

2017/08/29|Categories: Provincial Media Release|

(Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) – In partnership with the families of Jordan and Chanda Van de Vorst, and with the support of the Province of Saskatchewan, MADD Canada is unveiling the province’s first roadside memorial sign to honour victims of impaired driving today. Jordan and Chanda Van de Vorst and their two children, Kamryn, 5, and Miguire, [...]