Racing Against Drugs Comes to Niagara



    NIAGARA FALLS, ON, April 18 /CNW/ - The Organizing Committee of the Royal
Canadian Mounted Police, The Business Education Council of Niagara, Niagara
EMS, Niagara Regional Police, Niagara Region Public Health, Laidlaw Education
Services, Niagara Catholic District School Board, District School Board of
Niagara Canada Border Service Agency, Canadian Pacific Police, Canadian
National Police and Y.M.C.A. are pleased to bring Racing Against Drugs to
Niagara Falls.

    
    When:
    Tuesday,
    April 24, 2007        09:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Wednesday,
    April 25, 2007        09:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Thursday,
    April 26, 2007        09:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Friday,
    April 27, 2007        09:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Where:    Optimist Recreation Park Hall
              4751 Dorchester Road at Morrison Street,
              Niagara Falls, Ontario.
    
    The goal of the program is to provide awareness to students and teachers
about the effects of Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco use on their lives. The program
also allows students to learn about the dangers of these substances, and
finally how they can make healthy lifestyle choices in school and beyond.
    Approximately 2000 Grade five (5) students attending both District School
Board of Niagara, and Niagara Catholic District School Board have registered
to participate.
    Since 1999 in Niagara Region approximately 15,000 students have
participated in this program. This program also involves 20 Student
Ambassadors who chaperon the younger students and are chosen as positive role
models with good grades.




For further information:

For further information: Constable Allen A. Rodgers, Royal Canadian
Mounted Police, (905) 961-0174; Sgt. Michele PARADIS, RCMP Corporate
Communications & Media Relations, (416) 952-4619 office, (416) 715-2375 pager,
(416) 992-4409 mobile


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