MADD Canada

MADD Canada

June 02, 2006 13:05 ET

'High impact' show brought to North Vancouver students on Monday

Kiwanis Foundation sponsors MADD Canada's multi-media production for five local high schools Attention: Education Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor VANCOUVER, B.C. --(CCNMatthews - June 2, 2006) - Young Canadians and alcohol, drugs and driving - this is a mixture that is disturbing, potentially deadly - and 100% preventable. Canadian statistics for alcohol- and drug-impaired driving are alarming: One in every eight deaths and injuries in road crashes is a teenager. Tragically, road crashes are the number one cause of death of youth age 15 to 19 in Canada - and alcohol is involved in 45% of the time. Recent statistics tell us that over two out of every five people who die in crashes involving alcohol are 24 years of age and under.

MADD Canada wants to reverse these trends and to reduce the life loss and injuries sustained by Canadian youth in impaired driving crashes. They look to do so by taking their anti-impaired driving message directly into high schools and presenting their case in moving and high impact multi-media assembly shows.

The North Vancouver Kiwanis Foundation is making it possible for MADD Canada's production 'Truth' to be shown in five local high schools and to be seen by over a thousand students. Truth has been experienced by nearly 600,000 across Canada this year - and it is being aired in North Vancouver this Monday afternoon.

Truth exposes false perceptions about drugs, alcohol and driving. Through stories and interviews that relate real-life consequences, the show inspires youth to become leaders and promotes positive choices and healthy behaviours. The production features two of Canada's most prominent artists Raine Maida from Our Lady Peace and Chantal Kreviazuk as the narrators.

Multi-media production show 'Truth'
1:45 p.m.
Monday, June 5th
Carson Graham Secondary
2145 Jones Avenue, North Vancouver

MADD Greater Vancouver Chapter President Bob Rorison as well as representatives from the North Vancouver Kiwanis Foundation will take part in a brief ceremony and will be available for media interviews and photos.

For further information, or to pre-arrange media interviews, call:
MADD Greater Vancouver Chapter Office (604) 515-9212
Ranjit Khosla, Chair, North Vancouver Kiwanis Foundation (604) 980-2038

Contact Information

  • Bob Rorison, MADD Greater Vancouver Chapter
    Primary Phone: 604-515-9212