Racing Against Drugs in the News

 

Racing Against Drugs is a drug awareness program created by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The program was first introduced to Kingston and area in 2005 by Kingston: Partners for a Safe Community (KPSC) and Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health. This year, the program provided over 1,115 Grade six (6) students from thirty-two (32) local schools representing public, catholic and private schools, with the opportunity to learn about healthy, drug and alcohol-free, lifestyle choices. The program utilizes the sport of auto racing, which has no tolerance for substance abuse to educate the students and keep them engaged. The program consists of a group of interactive pit stop stations, which provide different opportunities for police, fire, emergency services and other community health professionals to educate students about drug awareness, personal safety and healthy alternatives to drugs and alcohol.

This year, Racing Against Drugs ran from October 17 to October 21. To read more about the program and to learn about some of the pit stop stations check out the following news articles on the event: 

 

Kingston Whig-StandardEvent's ATV safety talk covers a lot of terrain

Kingston HeritageProgram offers engaging education on leading a drug- and alcohol-free lifestyle

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