High school students given powerful message

The Education on Substance Abuse Committee and MADD teamed up to present “Long Weekend” to SESS high school students on October 22.

MADD Outreach Field Representative Chaouki Hamka speaks to SESS high school students about the perils of driving under the influence of drugs and / or alcohol prior to a hard hitting presentation called “Long Weekend” last Monday at the school.

 

 

The Education on Substance Abuse Committee and MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) teamed up to present “Long Weekend” to SESS high school students on October 22.

“Long Weekend” is a film about four youthful friends who spend a weekend at the cottage in Ontario, using drugs and alcohol. A number of bad choices are made, which results in the death of one teen and another who becomes parlyzed.

MADD Outreach Field Representative Chaouki Hamka presented the film to the students, said, “The film relates the impact and consequences of impaired driving – and drives home the message how one bad choice can affect the rest of your life.”

 

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