MADD Canada

MADD Canada

November 09, 2006 15:56 ET

Prime Minister Harper and MADD Canada's Project Red Ribbon Campaign

Prime Minister Harper is to give boost to MADD Canada’s holiday season’s impaired driving awareness campaign -- Kitchener event scheduled for Friday morning

Attention: News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 9, 2006) - The Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada) annual, national Project Red Ribbon campaign for sober driving will be holding a special event planned to take place in Kitchener this Friday featuring guest Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

The Prime Minister will join MADD Canada in urging Canadians to display a red ribbon and join in the fight against impaired driving through the holiday season -- and throughout the calendar year.

There will be a statement made by the Prime Minister. He will then participate in an official red ribbon ceremony, tying a ribbon to a MADD Canada member's vehicle.

MADD Canada welcomes media to the event:

2006 Project Red Ribbon ceremony with Prime Minister Stephen Harper
11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 10th @ Kitchener Holiday Inn
30 Fairway Road South - Kitchener
(Fairway @ Hwy 8, just off the 401)

Media Note: The Prime Minister's statement and ceremonies will take approximately 30 minutes. The ceremonies will include three to four excellent photo opportunities. MADD Canada volunteers from across southern Ontario, as well as supporters, police and Project Red Ribbon sponsors will be available after the ceremonies for interviews and further photos.

For more information or to prearrange interviews with MADD Canada spokespersons, call:
Chris George, MADD Canada media relations (905) 641-0800
Andrew Murie, MADD Canada's CEO (on-site) (416) 720-7642
/For further information: Andrew Murie, MADD Canada’s CEO (on-site on Friday) @ (416) 720-7642/ IN: JUSTICE, POLITICS, SOCIAL

Contact Information

  • Chris George, Director of Communications
    Primary Phone: 905-641-0800