Patricia Hynes-Coates

You are here:/Tag:Patricia Hynes-Coates

Young students taught dangers of impaired driving

2017/11/24|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

CTV Toronto November 24, 2017

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 [...]

‘Indescribable’: Pain of drunk driving death still lingers at 5th annual Nick Coates Memorial Car Show

2017/08/12|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

CBC Aug 12, 2017 The weather co-operated and the sun was shining as family and friends of Nick Coates gathered in Conception Bay South on Saturday for the fifth annual car show in his memory. Coates died four years ago in August 2013 after Ronald Thistle — a drunk driver — collided with his motorcycle [...]

Saskatchewan Victim of Impaired Driving Honoured in New Awareness Campaign

2017/05/17|Categories: National Media Release|Tags: , , |

Campaign by MADD Canada and RTL-Westcan Group of Companies features photo of Danille Kerpan and message encouraging motorists to report suspected impaired drivers by calling 911. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – On October 10, 2014, 25-year-old Danille Kerpan was killed in an impaired driving crash. Today, her parents Melanie and Allan Kerpan, together with RTL-Westcan Group of [...]

Kenaston drunk driving victim honoured in awareness campaign

2017/05/17|Categories: Article|Tags: |

650 CKOM May 17, 2017 A Kenaston woman killed by a drunk driver more than two years ago is being honoured by a campaign aimed at stopping others from facing the same fate. The picture of Danille Kerpan will be featured on the back of RTL Westcan's trucks in an attempt to encourage drivers to [...]

Government beefing up impaired driving rule

2017/03/02|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

The Telegram March 2, 2017 Service NL Minister Perry Trimper announced new measures Thursday which will impose tougher rules for impaired drivers — a zero-tolerance policy for drivers under 22-years-old, roadside impoundment of vehicles and a mandatory interlock program for impaired drivers. “The changes we are announcing today will deter impaired driving, prevent impaired driving [...]

LCBO’s December 2016 Giving Back In Our Community campaign raises record donations for MADD Canada

2017/03/01|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: , |

Oakville, Ontario – MADD Canada is pleased to announce that more than $2.4 million was raised to support its School Assembly Program and Project Red Ribbon holiday awareness campaign during LCBO’s December 2016 Giving Back In Our Community fundraising campaign. Throughout the month of December, LCBO staff invited customers to add a $2, $5 or [...]

MADD Canada discusses In the Blink of an Eye

2017/02/23|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

See the video

Manitoba teens say they’re scared about the unknowns around fentanyl and carfentanil

2017/02/23|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

Global News February 23, 2017 WINNIPEG — Teens in Manitoba said it’s time to change the messaging around impaired driving because of the emergence of fentanyl and carfentanil. Students from River East Collegiate had a chance to see a new film by Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada (MADD), called In the Blink of an Eye. [...]

Students moved by MADD film

2017/02/23|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |

The Herald February 23, 2017 Feb. 23, 2017 - Hundreds of River East Collegiate students viewed the debut of MADD Canada's "In the Blink of an Eye" assembly video this morning. They also heard Patricia Haynes-Coates, MADD Canada National President, tell the moving story of losing her son Nicholas to a drunk driver. (SHELDON BIRNIE/CANSTAR/THE [...]