A Nation of Students Against Impaired and Distracted Driving



    Over 500,000 students across Canada participate in National Students
    Against Impaired and Distracted Driving Day 2007.

    TORONTO, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - Students from coast to coast are coming together
to raise awareness among their peers and their communities to put an end to
impaired and distracted driving. Hundreds of thousands of Canadian students
are taking part in the ninth annual National Students Against Impaired and
Distracted Driving (NSAIDD) Day today.
    Students at Northern Secondary School and schools from coast to coast
have organized a variety of events including: assemblies, activities with
vision impaired goggles, interactive learning displays, demonstrations, and
presentations - all aimed at promoting safe and sober driving.
    This year, The Student Life Education Company, team up with Ontario
Students Against Impaired Driving (OSAID) at Northern Secondary School to
launch the ninth annual National Students Against Impaired and Distracted
Driving (NSAIDD) Day starting at 9 a.m., on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at
Northern Secondary School, Toronto, Ontario.
    The launch will be supported by representatives from Toronto Fire
Services, Toronto Police Service, Emergency Medical Services, Toronto City
Councillors, Ministry of Transportation, O.P.P, and OCCID (Ontario Community
Council on Impaired Driving), who will provide empowering messages and
strategies.
    "Deeply inspiring, Canadian students travel right to the heart of
impaired and distracted driving issues, sharing the strategies required to end
drinking & impaired driving. On NSAIDD Day 2007, Canada will witness the
dedication of hundreds of thousands of Canadian students from coast to coast
positively influence their peers and communities, and invite all to unite in
the effort to eliminate these issues," says Frances Wdowczyk, Executive
Director for The Student Life Education Company.
    The complete list of participating schools is available at
www.studentlifeeducation.com

    About The Student Life Education Company Inc.:

    The Student Life Education Company is a registered Canadian charity
established in 1986. The Student Life Education Company is dedicated to
enhancing the quality of student life in Canada by working with students and
schools nationwide to encourage healthy decision-making on the use or non-use
of alcohol and other health issues. The Student Life Education Company is
comprised of three divisions including BACCHUS Canada, Student Life NOW! and
the Canadian Centre for Social Norms Research.

    Student Life NOW! provides high school students with information,
resources and materials

    We Save the Lives of Canadian Students.





For further information:

For further information: Frances Wdowczyk, Executive Director, The
Student Life Education Company, (416) 648-5795

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