Mor­rin SADD Chap­ter raise aware­ness of drink­ing and driv­ing

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On Fri­day, De­cem­ber 9, the Mor­rin School Students Against Drink­ing & Driv­ing (SADD) Chap­ter held their 6th An­nual “White Out Day” event.

“White Out Day” is an event that is meant to pro­vide a vis­ual of just how many peo­ple are lost to drink­ing and driv­ing through­out the course of a day.

In North Amer­ica, one life is lost ev­ery 23 min­utes due to im­paired driv­ing (roughly 3 per hour).

Students in Grades 7-12 vol­un­teered to have their names put into a ran­dom draw to be se­lected to rep­re­sent ac­tual vic­tims of im­paired driv­ing from all over North Amer­ica.

Through­out the course of the day, students were ran­domly se­lected ev­ery 23 min­utes and their faces were painted white. As the event drew to a close, there were 16 teach­ers and students who rep­re­sented lives lost to im­paired driv­ing.

At the end of the day, students and staff were called into the gym to watch a video from SADD Al­berta and to lis­ten to the sto­ries of the vic­tims whom the ran­domly cho­sen “vic­tims” were rep­re­sent­ing. In all, 16 lives were lost, and they each had a dif­fer­ent story to tell.

Students and staff also heard from Staff Sergeant Kevin Charles, who spoke to the im­por­tance of rais­ing im­paired driv­ing aware­ness in our com­mu­ni­ties, es­pe­cially dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son.

Students from Grade 7-12 at Mor­rin School par­tic­i­pated in their an­nual White Out Day to raise aware­ness of drink­ing and driv­ing.

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