MADD Canada

MADD Canada

October 03, 2005 14:06 ET

ADVISORY: National ceremonies and unveilings tomorrow (October 4)

National Office unveilings will mark significant day for MADD Canada organization -- MADD Canada joined by Ontario Transportation Minister Harinder Takhar Attention: News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor, Transportation Editor OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 3, 2005) - Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada) will be hosting two back-to-back ceremonies on Tuesday of this week that will mark the organization's national headquarters' move to Oakville, Ontario.

First, National President Karen Dunham will join Ontario Transportation Minister Harinder Takhar in the parking lot of its new offices to speak about the fight against impaired driving in Ontario.

Then, immediately following in MADD Canada's Boardroom, the current President will be joined by the organization's five past National Presidents and Founder in the rededication of their memorial wall. This moving monument, that adorns the National Office walls, pays tribute to all victims who have been killed or seriously injured by impaired driving. The rededication ceremony and unveiling will also mark the official opening of new office space for the National Office.

Media is welcomed to the ceremonies and unveilings - and photo sessions - at the new National Office.

WHAT: Office Ceremonies and Unveilings
WHEN: 11 a.m. - Noon on Tuesday, October 4
WHERE: MADD Canada National Office -- 2010 Winston Park Drive in Oakville

(Directions: Travel QEW to Winston Churchill Blvd / Turn North on Winston Churchill Blvd; Turn left at Upper Middle Road;
turn right at 2010 Winston Park Drive.)

The unveilings take place in two locations: first, in parking lot and, then, in boardroom.

MEDIA NOTE: Numerous national and local spokespersons from MADD Canada will be present and available for media interviews. Ontario's Transportation Minister will be available for questions and answers. Other local community leaders in the fight against impaired driving will be in attendance for both ceremonies.

/For further information: Chris George, MADD Canada media relations (905) 641-5389 (cel.)/ IN: POLITICS, TRANSPORT

Contact Information

  • Andrew Murie, Chief Executive Officer
    Primary Phone: 800-665-6233 ext. 224
    E-mail: amurie@madd.ca