Pubdate: Tue, 01 Oct 2002
Source: Midland Mirror (CN ON)
Copyright: 2002 Midland Mirror
Author: Janis Leering


Grade 5 students in North Simcoe are having a chance to try their hand at 
Racing Against Drugs.

Over three days in October, more than 700 students will go through a series 
of 'pit stops' that will show them fun ways to make safe choices about 
drugs. The sessions end as stucents cheer on school teams participating in 
a remote-control car race.

"Racing Against Drugs is a good example of the community working together 
to make a difference in the lives of young people," said Adele Payne, 
public health nurse with the Simcoe County District Health Unit.

"The program is built on the belief that students will make healthy choices 
when given accurate information." The program is sponsored by the RCMP, and 
is designed to promote a drug-free healthy lifestyle.
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