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MADD candlelight vigil in Red Deer honours those killed in impaired driving collisions

2019/11/23|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Red Deer Advocate November 23, 2019 It’s been nearly seven years since Marilyn Rinas lost her husband to a collision involving a drunk driver. But she is “still struggling to find a new normal,” Rinas said at the 27th annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving Candlelight Vigil of Hope and Remembrance at St. Luke’s Anglican Church in [...]

Choose your ride after drinking, MADD says

2019/11/11|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

St. Albert Daily November 11, 2019 STATS AND TIPS – Hundreds of Canadians are killed and tens of thousands are injured annually from impaired driving collisions – Impaired driving is the #1 criminal cause of death in Canada 10 Possible Signs of an Impaired Driver • Driving unreasonably fast, slow or at an inconsistent speed [...]

MADD kicks off its holiday Red Ribbon campaign

2019/11/05|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Medicine Hat News November 5, 2019 Lethbridge Herald Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada has launched its holiday Red Ribbon campaign to remind people and encourage them to drive sober this holiday season. The red ribbon symbolizes the importance of always driving sober as well as honouring the innocent victims of impaired driving. Although great [...]

MADD launches red ribbon campaign hours after suspected impaired driving death

2019/11/05|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

Calgary Sun November 5, 2019 Only hours after a man was killed in a suspected impaired driving collision, a red ribbon was cut to symbolize the start of an annual drunk driving prevention campaign in Calgary. Emergency crews and ambassadors for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) addressed the tragedy of impaired driving collisions while the [...]

Police and MADD team up to take on drunk driving this holiday season

2019/11/04|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

CTV Calgary November 4, 2019 LETHBRIDGE — Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada (MADD) and Lethbridge Police Service (LPS) are launching Project Red Ribbon in hopes of stopping impaired driving during the Holidays. During the project, red ribbons will be tied to police cruisers and MADD stickers will be placed in the rear windows. Boxes of [...]

MADD launches Project Red Ribbon to deter impaired driving

2019/11/01|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

CTV News Edmonton November 1, 2019 EDMONTON -- The Edmonton and area chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is asking residents to tie a red ribbon to their vehicle, key chain, purses, brief cases or backpacks to remind others not to drive drunk this holiday season. The Project Red Ribbon campaign is an annual event, [...]

Motivating Students to Drive Sober – MADD Canada Visits Edmonton School to Highlight 2019-2020 School Assembly Program

2019/10/09|Categories: National Media Release|Tags: , |

Oakville, Ontario — Canadian students are seeing how one single decision can change their lives forever in MADD Canada’s new 2019-2020 School Assembly Program, titled Over the Edge, which began its nation-wide tour of schools in September. “Youth are at increased risk for impaired driving,” said MADD Canada Chief Executive Officer Andrew Murie. “Road crashes [...]

Alberta installs first roadside memorial sign for victims of impaired driving

2019/08/23|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Edmonton Journal August 23, 2019 As cars rushed by on a busy road just outside of Cochrane, a family who lost their loved one to a drunk driver four years ago pulled at a cord to unveil Alberta’s first roadside memorial sign honouring Alfred Benary and other victims of impaired driving. In an emotional moment, [...]

Roadside memorial honouring Alfred Benary revealed on Highway 22

2019/08/23|Categories: Article|Tags: |

St. Albert Today August 23, 2019 The unveiling of Alberta's first roadside memorial sign for a victim of impaired driving held along Highway 22 just north of Highway 1 was a sorrowful affair this morning (Aug. 23). On Sept. 12, 2015, Alfred Benary's vehicle was hit by a Ford F-150 pickup truck. Benary would suffer [...]

A strong reminder’: Roadside memorial built for impaired driving victims

2019/08/23|Categories: Article|Tags: |

660 News August 23, 2019 When you drive along Highway 22 you’ll notice a new sign at the side of the road. It’s a memorial for impaired driving victims and a reminder to other drivers that impaired driving kills. CEO of MADD Canada Andrew Murie says there is no excuse for people to drive impaired. “Every one [...]