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Local News Coverage of our upcoming Dance and Launch
Written by Blair Carter
OSHAWA -- A Durham-based charity aimed at eradicating drinking and driving is hosting a fundraiser and website launch on Sept. 11.
Safe and Sober Canada was started by the family and friends of Melanie Carter, who died three years ago at age 21 when she got behind the wheel after drinking.
Her father, Blair Carter, said the charity's mandate includes educating the public -- especially young people -- about dangerous driving related to alcohol, drugs and cellphone use.
The launch of the new website means organizers are looking for people to contribute blog posts and articles and share personal stories related to dangerous driving.
The fundraiser takes place at the Port Whitby Marina, 301 Watson St. W. in Whitby. Tickets are $20 in advance.
For more information, visit www.safeandsobercanada.com.
About Safe And sober Canada
Written by Safe And Sober Canada
Safe and Sober Canada was incorporated in the winter of 2008 to bring awareness and education to a growing problem; unsafe driving practices. These include drinking, drug use, and other activities that continue to take place behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, despite widespread media and law enforcement involvement.
Written by Gary
Attention News Editors:
Safe and Sober Canada will launch a new Web site.
Whitby, September 11, 2010
On Saturday, Sept 11, at 8:30 p.m. Safe and Sober Canada will launch their new Web site. It will be officially introduced during a yearly fundraising event at Port Whitby Marina.
The Safe and Sober Community
Written by Gary
The People of Our Safe and Sober Canada Community
Please help us out on our new website. We would like everybody that attended any of our functions over the last 2 years to create a profile on the website and upload a few pictures of the event. We would even like you to write about it. I know this is asking alot from our community but it will go a long way in helping us achieve out objectives. Once you create a profile it is very easy for you to write a blog, communicate with others and add more photos. We are connected with facebook and you can login using your facebook username and password and it will automatically create the same profile that you have on facebook
Come September 11 we would like to have a good representation of our demographics with profiles on the website.
Our supporters are very important to us, please put up your profile with a picture and a few words about why you support Safe and Saber Canada
Meet the Volunteers at Safe and Sober Canada
Written by Gary
We need more pictures of our volunteers to put up on the website. If you are a volunteer or have been in the past Please..... we need your photos we need them ASAP. You can login and register a profile and upload the photos to your profile. We need to do this before the website launch September 11 so that we can make you and the website look its best for the launch. We need photos of you doing the different volunteer jobs and we would like photos with the Safe and Sober Canada t-shirts and logos if you have them. Please help us out this would be really appreciated
Put your volunteer pictures up ASAP .
Safe And Sober Canada in The News
Written by Gary
Ryan Pfeiffer / Metroland
The Board of Directors of Safe and Sober Canada
Written by Gary
Melanie's death has affected friends, family and strangers alike. It has been life altering. I don't think anyone believes this can happen in their family but it does and we are living it. Please help us by supporting Safe and Sober Canada in our attempt to spare other families the grief that we are now living.
Promotions and Fundraising Coordinator, Safe and Sober Canada
My children have always been my life. Since May 27, 2007, I feel as though a huge part of me is gone forever. I hear Melanie's voice and see her face everywhere I turn, even now, over three years later. There are still bad days when all I can do is think of what might have been. It is my hope that, by creating this organization, we can somehow give meaning to her death, and provide hope for others, for whom a similar fate might otherwise be waiting.
Director, CFO, Safe and Sober Canada
My name is Trista, and Melly was my best friend. I could never explain how much she meant to me, or how much I miss her, but I will try. Her smile could light a room and draw in everyone at the same time. Her laughter would make everyone else laugh with her, and Melanie would never let a friend be sad. Melanie's joy in life was bringing other people fun, and she never failed. Even now with Melanie gone, everytime i think of her smile, I smile. Everytime i remember her laughter, I laugh. But my favourite is the joy that we all now have because of the happiness she brought to us. Melanie was my best friend, but her warm heart and loving friendship will never be forgotten. I can only hope to bring half the people smile's that Melanie did, but I will never stop trying. Our Angle Melanie will never be forgotten, as we are her legacy, and we will carry it on.
If anything positive is going to come out of this tragedy it is to prevent another one from happening.
Director, Secretary, Safe and Sober Canada
"Safe and Sober Canada" is a registered charity incorporated to reach young adults about impaired driving and safety issues. Our goal is to make information available to them so that they can make better choices. We have a very passionate board of directors, energetic volunteers, great supporters and have ambitious goals. We are giving our members a voice and the tools to let them be heard. We are putting a human face on the issues and we have been making a difference. We welcome your support or involvment to reach out to our youth and prevent more tragedies.
President, Safe and Sober Canada
The future of Safe and Sober Canada news report
Rogers television news report on Safe and Sober Canada. Rogers television Interviewed Colleen, Trista and Blair regarding Safe and Sober Canada and the plans for the future of the charity.
Safe and Sober Canada was born just after Melanie Carter passed away. She was just 21, a beautiful girl with a wonderful future unfolding before her. In one second, that future was taken away and the lives of those around changed forever. It hit hard and deep and after much soul searching it became clear that Safe and Sober Canada would give Melanie's life new meaning. The love and need to help and teach people that Melanie had, would become our guiding principles and direction. We established the non-profit charity in 2008 and since then have been talking to church groups, schools, hospitals and anyone that has an interest. Melanie had a large circle of friends and through the work of Safe and Sober Canada her impact on the word will never be forgotten.