MADD Canada

MADD Canada

May 31, 2011 16:00 ET

MADD Canada: Make Smart Plays During the Stanley Cup Finals by Always Driving Sober

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 31, 2011) - Summer is just weeks away, but millions of Canadians are focused on the ice in Vancouver instead. As the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins prepare for the opening face-off of the Stanley Cup finals, MADD Canada is urging fans to make safe and sober driving part of their game.

"Stanley Cup fever has hit, not just in British Columbia but across the country," said MADD Canada National President Denise Dubyk. "Whether you're lucky enough to be going to a game in Vancouver, watching on the big screen in your local pub or enjoying the game at home with friends, we ask everyone to be responsible. If you're going to be drinking, leave the driving to someone sober."

Getting behind the wheel impaired endangers not only you and your passengers, it puts everyone on the road with you at risk. Every day, an average of 4 Canadians are killed and 190 are injured in impaired driving crashes.

MADD Canada urges fans to plan ahead if they're going to enjoy some drinks while watching the games. Take a cab or a bus or arrange a designated driver.

"When the final buzzer sounds after each game, let's be sure everyone gets home safely," Ms. Dubyk said. "Do not drive impaired, do not let family members or friends drive impaired, and if you see a driver you suspect is impaired, call 911 to report it to police."

About MADD Canada

MADD Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) is a national, charitable organization that is committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting the victims of this violent crime. With volunteer-driven groups in more than 100 communities across Canada, MADD Canada aims to offer support services to victims, heighten awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and save lives and prevent injuries on our roads.

Contact Information

  • MADD Canada
    Denise Dubyk
    National President