SOURCE: MADD Canada

MADD Canada

April 04, 2017 08:30 ET

In The Blink Of An Eye -- Regina Students See How Impaired Driving Can Devastate Lives

REGINA, SK--(Marketwired - April 04, 2017) - MADD Canada, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) and the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) are teaming up to educate Saskatchewan students about the dangers and consequences of impaired driving with a dynamic new educational film.

MADD Canada's 2016-2017 School Assembly Program, titled In the Blink of an Eye, is touring schools around the province. A special screening is being held for students and staff at Thom Collegiate in Regina on April 6 to highlight the program and its delivery around Saskatchewan.

Media are welcome to attend the screening and speak with special guests, students and staff.

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Location: Thom Collegiate - 265 Argyle St., N., Regina, Saskatchewan
Guests: Earl Cameron, Executive Vice President, Auto Fund, SGI
Patricia Hynes-Coates, MADD Canada National President

In the Blink of an Eye tells the story of best friends Gabby and Sarah. One night, as the girls prepare to go to a party, they are joined by Sarah's boyfriend Dylan, and his friend Asif. Sarah drinks and smokes pot with Dylan and Asif, while Gabby declines. Dylan, anxious to get to the party, decides to drive rather than wait for a cab. His friends strongly object. A very upset Sarah calls 911 to report Dylan. Even though Gabby, Asif and Sarah all do the right thing, a tragic twist of fate ends a friendship and ruins many lives. The fictional story is followed by the powerful real-life accounts of three victims of impaired driving.

Road crashes are the number one cause of death among young people in Canada, and alcohol and/or drugs are involved in more than 50% of those crashes. Every year, MADD Canada produces a new film to educate young people about the risks of impaired driving and empower them to make safe and responsible choices.

As Provincial Sponsors, SGI and SLGA are respectively sponsoring 24 and 35 presentations of In the Blink of an Eye. Their support is critical in delivering the sober driving message to thousands of Saskatchewan students.

For more information, or to check out a clip from In the Blink of an Eye, visit:
http://madd.ca/pages/programs/youth-services/school-programs/in-the-blink-of-an-eye/

Contact Information

  • To RSVP for the event or to arrange an interview with a MADD Canada spokesperson, contact:

    Deb Kelly
    MADD Canada Communications Manager
    1-800-665-6233, ext. 240
    dkelly@madd.ca