Princeton Secondary Grade 10 students recently participated in a powerful educational experience called “Choices” (Choose Health Over Injury by Caring for Every Student). This was a daylong event that simulated the results of impaired driving. The volunteerism and efforts of many community partners were essential to the success of this day and our appreciation is extended to them:
RCMP Drugs and Organized Crimes Awareness Coordinator, Corporal Amelia Hayden, for her leadership and coordination. Weyerhaeuser, for Site Coordinator, Jamie Rempel. Rock Ridge for donating lunch and Scott Musgrove for his involvement and assistance. Interior Health including, Susan Brown, Dr. Ford and nurses; Karen Fulton, Carol Tyson, Jenn MacMurchy and Sarah Antonick for the emergency room session. Princeton Hospital and Cherie Whittaker for her involvement. BC Ambulance Services, Joanne Ferguson and Aaron Mahoney and crew members: Josh Anderson, Sandy Lewis, Eric Strayer and Stacey Dennis for the accident site session. Princeton Highway Rescue Volunteer Crew Members: Pete Hartinger, Corrina Christianson and Ian Elko for the accident site session. Princeton RCMP, Constable Kelcy Slocombe and Constable Anthony Pankratz for their involvement in organization and the police session. Pro Physio, Anke Smit for the rehabilitation session. BC Coroner Mark Coleman, for the morgue session. Abba Towing, Ken Rempel for provision of vehicles. PSS Students: Dez Cosman, Jessica Dennis and Skylar Daponte for their dramatization as victims. ICBC for provision of goggles that simulated impaired vision. PSS PAC for their financial support. Town of Princeton and Nadine McEwan for the use of the Riverside Centre for the afternoon and finally, Michele Sutter, our keynote speaker for a personal message that left students speechless.
Without all of these volunteers and CPEC (Community Prevention Education Continuum) this day would not have been possible.