Mor­rin School con­tin­ues SADD White Out Day

The Drumheller Mail - - CLASSIFIEDS - Sub­mit­ted The Drumheller Mail

On Fri­day, De­cem­ber 1, 2017 the Mor­rin School Stu­dents Against Drink­ing & Driv­ing (SADD) Chap­ter held their 7th 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.

Stu­dents from Grades 7 to 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 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.

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.

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