If you want to see a thousand cars in Calgary, it's easy - just drive anywhere during rush hour. But if you want to see a thousand unusual cars - exotics, classics, hot rods, muscle cars, and cars that have been lowered, chopped, lifted, and stanced - then head to Show Your Ride for Brandon. This … [Read more...] about Show Your Ride – But Don’t Show Up Drunk
We ask people to do a lot of things to prevent drunk driving. Fight for better laws; report drunk drivers; plan your evening out beforehand and arrange a sober ride. Now we’re asking you to hit a few golf balls. The 22nd annual Drive Straight Golf Tournament takes place on Wednesday, June 22nd. … [Read more...] about Would You Do Anything to Prevent Drunk Driving in Ontario? Like Play Golf?
When people think of the fight against impaired driving in Canada Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) most often comes to mind. But another organization in Ontario has been reaching out to young people for years, spreading the message and developing a generation of informed, dedicated and motivated … [Read more...] about OSAID Holds Annual Conference in Toronto to Motivate Youth
The world of anti-impaired driving activism is a tumultuous one. We hear about debates, calls for legislation, expressions of outrage and anger from victims and their advocates. Once in a while – once a year, in fact – comes a time for quiet tribute. In Canada, that’s the National Candlelight … [Read more...] about A Time of Remembrance for Some Impaired Driving Victims. A Place of Hope and Support for Others.
If you’re in or around Toronto this June 5th, plan for a bit of exercise. And expect to do a bit of good for your fellow citizens as well. You’ll be donning a pair of trainers and running (or walking) a very reasonable 5 kilometres – while being sponsored by your friends and family who are as public … [Read more...] about Registration Now Open for Toronto Strides for Change 5km Walk & Run
Last year the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission lightened up on drinkers at the Calgary Stampede. Those who attended the legendary rodeo festival were allowed to start drinking at 8:00 a.m., ignoring the customary 10:00 a.m. opening time that bars in other parts of Alberta must observe. On Parade … [Read more...] about Drinking Starts Early Again at Calgary Stampede
Drunk driving is a serious topic to think about day after day, so it's important to have a good laugh once in a while. MADD Ottawa agrees. They’ve teamed up with IPromiseMom.com to present a night of comedy in Ottawa on June 22. The proceeds will go towards raising awareness of the dangers of … [Read more...] about For One Night, Drunk Driving is a Laughing Matter in Ottawa
The sight of an RCMP officer can make you feel a little nervy, even when you haven’t done anything wrong. But for children, the sight of an RCMP officer can bring awe and joy, especially during the holiday season. Kids who live in the remote areas of northern Manitoba don’t often see what people … [Read more...] about Happy Children Embrace RCMP Officers When Toys Of The North Stops By
One of Ontario’s festive traditions doesn’t involve songs or gifts: it’s a program called Festive R.I.D.E. – Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere – which seeks to find and apprehend drunk and drugged drivers before they cause havoc on the roads. The Ontario Provincial Police are now on the roads … [Read more...] about Not a Single Life Lost – Ontario Sets
An Ambitious Goal For the Holidays
Show — don’t tell. This is a byword for teachers, writers, and communicators of all types. Which is why the Halifax Regional Police skipped the usual lectures about drunk driving and showed volunteers what alcohol does to your ability to control a car. The Ford Motor Company in Europe originally … [Read more...] about Halifax Gets To Experience the Dangers Of Drunk Driving — Safely
This October 19th the streets of Kanata, Ontario will be filled with people who are making a difference. They’ll be at the MADD DASH/Strides for Change event, a walk and run to raise funds for the fight against impaired driving. MADD Canada works to combat impaired driving through a variety of … [Read more...] about MADD DASH – A Morning of Fun That
Helps Ontario Fight Drunk Driving
The Calgary Stampede is the biggest yearly event in Alberta, and with it comes the chance to don your cowboy apparel and enjoy a bit of authentic Alberta fun. But the event also comes with the worry that the down home partying going on at the fair grounds will kick off a period of increased drunk … [Read more...] about It Might Have Been The Drunk Suit – Arrests Down For Drunk Driving In Calgary