Barrie students RACE Against Drugs

Adding fuel to the drive against drug and alcohol abuse, Barrie police officers are teaming up with public health educators to take the message to Grade 5 students in Barrie and across Simcoe County and Muskoka.
Using car racing to attract interest, RACE Against Drugs is a community-based drug and alcohol awareness program that educates students about the perils of drug and alcohol abuse.
The idea is for students to move through a series of pit stops, with each stop imparting messages about living an alcohol- and drug-free lifestyle. Students attending the event will get the opportunity to meet professional race car drivers, Kyle Marcelli and Nicole Podewils.
Barrie police officers will run a pit stop, where students will have the opportunity to complete a drug awareness quiz, and engage in other activities to educate them on how drugs and alcohol could affect their lives.
The program is planned for May 17-19, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Barrie Curling Club, on Essa Road. For more information contact Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Media consultants, John Challis at 705-721-7520, ext: 7239, or Kathy Dermott at ext: 7216.

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