The South Huron Chapter of OSAID - Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving - will be hosting the MADD Canada presentation of "Aftermath" on Tuesday, November 25th. "Aftermath" is a production of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, an organization dedicated to reducing the number of Canadians who are killed and injured by impaired drivers.
The format of "Aftermath" is similar to previous MADD presentations; it includes a dramatic section, followed by interviews with real victims who share the impact of impaired driving on their lives. The presentation is intended to be very powerful, and pulls no punches - the crash reenactment is very realistic - but this has proven to be very effective in conveying the consquences of making poor decisions to our students.
Here is a link to the MADD Canada preview of "Aftermath"
If you know of a student who has suffered a recent loss, or who might be particularly sensitive to the subject matter please let Guidance / Administration know asap so that alternate arrangements can be made; it is not the intention of our OSAID group to cause anyone any more distress.
The reality is that "Aftermath" presents a message that students need to hear - again and again. We recognise that our 7s, 8s, 9s, and many of our 10s are too young to drive; that almost the entire student body is too young to drink legally; and - with the laws in the province of Ontario - they are all too young to drive after consuming alcohol. OSAID and MADD do not condone underage drinking or the use of illegal drugs. Never the less, we also know that it happens - and the best time for students to think about the choices that they will have to make is now, so that they make the right choice, rather than making a bad choice with dire consequences. Unfortunately we have lost students in the past to drunk driving - and we don't want to lose any more.
Thank you for your support!
Drive Safe - Drive Sober - Arrive Alive