May 21, 2015 - 11:30 AM
In a few short weeks, the graduating classes of Central Okanagan high schools students will celebrate the completion of a long journey through school.
It’s an exciting time for many grads who are about to embark on a new life in adulthood and take on the world.
But before they do, there’s one last high school party, and parents want to ensure their children celebrate it in safety by offering students the opportunity to attend a Dry Grad party.
Students and parents work hard to raise funds throughout the year to cover the huge costs associated with organizing a successful dry grad event. Dry grads provide a safe drug and alcohol-free environment to celebrate their graduation and piece of mind for parents knowing their child(ren) are there.
MADD Central Okanagan Chapter in partnership with Mt. Boucherie High School is organizing a dry grad car wash and BBQ on May 23rd. This is the 2nd year that MADD and Mt. Boucherie have partnered for a car wash and this year we are excited to add a BBQ. We thank Save-On-Foods for generously donating the food and supplies for the BBQ.
“We support dry grad events as they provide a safe place for kids to celebrate, have a great time and create lasting memories” says MADD Central Okanagan Chapter President Carol Fazekas. “MADD is thrilled to be able to organize these great fundraisers and to partner with schools, parents and high school students in our community”.
"Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 15 to 25 year olds, and impairment is a factor in more than 50 per cent of those crashes," said Carol.
We invite and encourage everyone to come out in support of this dry grad fundraiser. Come out and have your vehicle washed, have a bite to eat and stop by the MADD display table.
Partnered School: Mount Boucherie Secondary School
Date: Saturday, May 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Save-On-Foods located at 2475 Dobbin Road, Westbank
About MADD Canada
MADD Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) is a national, charitable organization that is committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting the victims of this violent crime. With volunteer-driven groups in more than 100 communities across Canada, MADD Canada aims to offer support services to victims, heighten awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and save lives and prevent injuries on our roads.
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