Mission Community Foundation contributed $1,000 to help bring MADD Canada's Smash program to local schools this fall and winter.

The new program demonstrates how easily and how quickly a night of partying can turn to tragedy when someone makes the decision to get behind the wheel while impaired.

MADD Canada's school assembly programs bring high-energy drug and alcohol impaired driving awareness and risk reduction messaging to the world of education.

Teens and young adults are over-represented in impaired driving crashes. Youth between 16 and 25 years old represented just 13.7 per cent of the population in 2009 but they accounted for nearly a third (31.1 per cent) of all alcohol-related road crash deaths, according to MADD Canada. 

To check out a clip from Smashed, click here


It has taken me almost one year and a bit, and by this weekend my total contributions in donations to MADD Canada will be $1000.00 from the sales of my photos.

100% of the profits have been donated in memory of Bradley Arsenault, Kole Novak & Thaddeus Lake. I have already submitted $871.85 to MADD Canada Metro Vancouver.

This weekend is BC Cultural Days and there is a River Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 29th. My photographs of the Fraser River will be on display. This will most likely be my last large event due to my health.

I have raised awareness for MADD in our community, told many tragic stories to create this awareness. My thoughts & prayers are always with my loved ones families & the FFJ dear friends who I have come to know due to these tragedies.

I pray for change and I hope that many of you will understand that we can make a difference by calling 911 when you see an impaired driver, not to Drink & Drive and by signing a petition at Families for Justice and by asking Friends and Families to do the same.

I have and will continue to help this group and MADD in any small way I can.

Thank you to everyone who has helped and supported me in during this time, it has had its challenges but it has meant a great deal to me!

Love & prayers to all the FFJ members - stay strong! Change will come!

~Anna Mariner~

Source: Mission City Record



Last updated on: 2013-09-27 | Link to this post