MADD Ottawa Brings
Mind Control to Local Youth
MADD Ottawa is sponsoring Mind Control, this year's multi-media
assembly show produced by MADD Canada, at 6 area high schools for the
2006-2007 school year. The shows will be taking place the week of September
For more information or to book a show, go to www.madd.ca
or call MADD Canada at 1-800-665-6233.
MADD Ottawa speakers provide riveting testimonials about the real life
consequences of impaired driving. Audiences are heavily impacted by
the harsh reality of these heartfelt presentations. Testimonials can
be arranged by completing a Speaker Request Form. Download the request
Return to the office
either by email or by fax
(613) 236-7253. Please submit your application six to eight weeks prior
to your requested date.
Is your school starting up a new OSAID group? If so, MADD Ottawa provides
a $50 start up fund to support injury prevention activities in the high
schools. OSAID groups may use the funds to purchase incentives, for
recruitment of members or to implement various awareness and prevention
activities. The startup funds will be assigned to the OSAID teacher
advisor. Complete the Seed Funding Application
and submit it to the chapter.
Not Ready To Go
MADD Ottawa, in conjunction with the City of Ottawa, Drugged Driving
Kills program, has provided complementary copies of the Not Ready to
Go video to all area high schools. It is the hope of MADD Ottawa that
as many of our local youth can view this video to witness first hand
the consequences of impaired driving caused by drugs and/ or alcohol.
Not Ready To Go
chronicles the events of 14 friends returning from a party to celebrate
the end of the school year, and who became involved in a multi-vehicle
crash just outside of Perth, Ontario in 1999. The teens were heading
home in a four-car convoy when one car pulled out to pass on a straight
stretch of highway and struck a pick-up truck, which was towing a trailer
with a car inside. The subsequent chain of events left five Ottawa youths
dead. The two occupants of the pick-up truck were seriously injured.
This video underscores the importance of not driving while impaired
in addition to the very important message of not getting into a car
with a driver who has been drinking or taking drugs.
To view the video
in its entirety go to the website of MADD Canada at www.madd.ca
Red Ribbon Campaign
Spread the important message of Safe and Sober driving this Holiday
Season to your school community. A MADD Canada Red Ribbon has become
an "all seasonal" symbol of safe and sober driving. It also
pays tribute to the victims of impaired driving. Red Ribbons can be
distributed to other students, staff and parents in your school community.
A red ribbon can be tied to a vehicle antenna, rear view mirror or key
chain. They can also be tied to a school bag or a locker. Some students
have been very successful at distributing the red ribbons at parent-teacher
interview night. Make sure you have the permission of your school Principal
first and call the office to get your complementary supply of Red Ribbons.
Do you need 40
Hours of Volunteer Experience? Visit our Volunteer
Section to find out how you can volunteer your time with MADD Ottawa.
To learn more about
MADD Canada's Youth Programs please visit www.maddyouth.ca