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GM Canada and CAMI Assembly Sponsor MADD Canada Youth Education Programs To Teach Students About Risks of Impaired Driving

2019/11/07|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

Oakville, Ontario – GM Canada and CAMI Assembly are joining MADD Canada’s efforts to protect young people from impaired driving by sponsoring presentations of SmartWheels and the School Assembly Program in western Ontario. The School Assembly Program, MADD Canada’s largest youth education program, delivers education and awareness to hundreds of thousands of Canadian students in [...]

MADD Canada Program Aims To Protect BC Students From Impaired Driving

2019/10/28|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: , |

Oakville, Ontario — MADD Canada is bringing its dynamic new School Assembly Program to British Columbia schools to show students how a single decision to drive impaired can change their lives forever. Road crashes are the number one cause of death among Canadian youth, and alcohol and/or drugs are involved in more than half of [...]

BC Crash Survivor Is Face of New Impaired Driving Prevention Campaign by Westcan Bulk Transport and MADD Canada

2019/10/25|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

Coquitlam, BC – Six years ago, Jeremy Cook was in hospital, being treated for severe injuries and brain trauma caused by an impaired driver. Today, he is the face of a mobile awareness campaign that encourages motorists to report suspected impaired drivers so that other innocent victims do not suffer the terrible physical and mental [...]

MADD Canada Program Aims To Protect NL Students From Impaired Driving

2019/09/19|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

Oakville, Ontario — MADD Canada’s School Assembly Program, currently touring schools around the province, is showing students how one decision to drive impaired can change their lives, and the lives of their families and friends, forever. Road crashes are the number one cause of death among Canadian youth, and alcohol and/or drugs are involved in [...]

SmartWheels Uses Virtual Reality to Teach Elementary Students about Risks of Alcohol, Drugs and Driving

2019/09/12|Categories: Provincial Media Release|

Regina, Saskatchewan – Saskatchewan elementary school students can learn how it looks and feels to drive impaired by alcohol and drugs, thanks to an amazing new mobile classroom that incorporates virtual reality into a hard-hitting, interactive experience. SmartWheels is MADD Canada’s latest initiative to bring sober driving education to young students. It is a 42-foot [...]

New School Year Begins with Powerful Sober Driving Message from MADD Canada

2019/09/06|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: , |

Oakville, Ontario — MADD Canada debuts its latest School Assembly Program for Ontario students this week, launching a province-wide tour to engage youth in a conversation about the dangers of impaired driving and the ways they can prevent it. The 2019-2020 School Assembly Program, titled Over the Edge, is being delivered to Ontario students in [...]

Alberta’s First Roadside Memorial Sign Honouring Victim Of Impaired Driving To Be Unveiled Today

2019/08/23|Categories: Provincial Media Release|

Calgary, Alberta – The family of Alfred Benary joins the Honourable Ric McIver, Alberta Minister of Transportation, MADD Canada and representatives from the Alberta Sheriffs Branch, Calgary Police Service and Calgary Emergency Medical Service this morning for the unveiling of Alberta’s first roadside memorial sign honouring a victim of impaired driving. Alfred died in October [...]

Manitoba’s Second Roadside Memorial Sign Honouring Victim Of Impaired Driving To Be Unveiled Today

2019/06/26|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

Sign honouring Shea Fright to be placed on Provincial Road 207 outside Lorette, Manitoba. Lorette, Manitoba – Kelly and Leah Fright are marking the third anniversary of the tragic death of their daughter in an impaired driving crash by unveiling a roadside memorial sign in her honour. Shea Fright was on her way home on [...]

Plan Ahead For a Sober Ride on Quebec’s National Holiday

2019/06/20|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

Montreal, Quebec –As Quebec’s National Holiday weekend approaches, MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada are asking Quebecers to make safety a priority and make sure they have a safe and sober ride home from their celebrations. “We wish everyone a fun holiday weekend, and encourage everyone to celebrate responsibly,” said MADD Canada Chief [...]

Sixteen Police Officers To Be Honoured For Their Work To Reduce Impaired Driving At First Nick Coates Awards

2019/05/09|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

St. John’s, NL – For many victims of impaired driving, when they hear about an impaired driver being caught, it is about much more than a charge or a sanction. It is about a potential crash being averted. It is about someone being spared a devastating injury. It is about a family not having to [...]