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Police, MADD jointly launch annual Festive RIDE campaign

2020/12/03|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Mitchell Advocate December 2, 2020   The Timmins Police Service, South Porcupine OPP and MADD’s Timmins chapter has once again teamed up for the annual Festive Ride campaign for this holiday season. Local policing agencies and MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) officially launched the campaign on Wednesday to reduce impaired driving in the area. “We want [...]

Sask. couple honoured for anti-impaired driving efforts

2020/11/28|Categories: Article|

620 CKRM November 28, 2020 A couple who lost a son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren to an impaired driver almost five years ago continues to fight for more awareness and education on the topic, and travels all over to get the message across, is now being officially recognized by MADD Canada. Lou and Linda Van [...]

Van de Vorsts recognized for “tireless” impaired driving advocacy

2020/11/28|Categories: Article|

Yahoo Canada November 28, 2020 Each time advocates Linda and Lou Van de Vorst speak against impaired driving, they remember the night they lost so much to a drunk driver. “It hurts,” Linda said. “Any kind of presentation we do brings us back to (the early morning of) Jan. 3, 2016.” “Every single presentation brings [...]

Dangers of impaired driving a focus this holiday season

2020/11/27|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|

Town and Country Today November 27, 2020 Tracy Franklin recalls the most difficult moment after her oldest daughter Daylene, a confident 23 year old, lost her life in an impaired driving crash. “We didn’t worry about her. She was so passionate about not getting involved with alcohol. Eighty to ninety percent of the time she [...]

SGI suspends Wing in the New Year program due to COVID-19 restrictions

2020/11/27|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|

Global News November 27, 2020 For the first time in more than 30 years, free public transit won’t be made available to people in Saskatchewan on New Year’s Eve. Saskatchewan Government Insurance’s (SGI) is suspending its Wing in the New Year program due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting large gatherings, in an announcement made on Friday. The initiative encourages residents [...]

MADD Canada recognizes Saskatoon advocates

2020/11/27|Categories: Article|

CTV News Saskatoon November 27, 2020 SASKATOON -- MADD Canada is recognizing a Saskatoon couple for their work to put the brakes on impaired driving. Linda and Lou Van de Vorst are the first recipients of the Robert M. Solomon award, which is given to those who have shown excellence in public policy. The Van [...]

MADD, MPI hoping to curb impaired drivers for holidays

2020/11/26|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|

Brandon Sun November 26, 2020 A total of 18 Manitobans have been killed on roadways due to impaired driving as of the end of October — a number the president of the Brandon Mothers Against Drunk Driving chapter calls "upsetting." As of the end of October, 73 people have been killed on Manitoba roads in [...]

Drive sober this holiday season

2020/11/25|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|

Richmond Sentinel November 25, 2020 The Vancouver chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) was forced to cancel the kick-off of its holiday awareness campaign planned for this morning (Wednesday) in Richmond. The launch of Project Red Ribbon, promoting sober driving, was to be held in front of the Cambie fire hall. The event’s cancellation, however, doesn’t diminish [...]

Irving Oil Joins MADD Canada To Share Sober Driving Message This Holiday Season

2020/11/23|Categories: National Media Release|

Saint John, New Brunswick – Irving Oil, a long-time sponsor of MADD Canada’s Project Red Ribbon awareness campaign, is leading the effort to spread the sober driving message in the Atlantic Region once again this holiday season. Running until January 4, Project Red Ribbon raises awareness about the risks of impaired driving, and encourages motorists [...]

Impaired driving tragedies called preventable

2020/11/23|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|

Whitehorse Daily Star November 23, 2020 The annual campaign to stop impaired driving kicked off Friday with a number of guest speakers, including Premier Sandy Silver, who lost a favourite cousin to a drunk driver. The launch of Project Red Ribbon 2020 by Mothers Against Drunk Driving was held at the Whitehorse branch of the [...]