Morrin SADD Chapter raise awareness of drinking and driving
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.