Former Crash Test Dummies drummer to spend a week in Cornwall area

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Mitch Dorge

CORNWALL, Ontario - The former drummer of an iconic Canada band will spend next week in the Cornwall area speaking to high school students about howthe decision they make now can impact the rest of their lives.

Juno Award winner Mitch Dorge, former drummer of Grammy-nominated Crash Test Dummies, is bringing his 'In Your Face and Interactive' presentation to Cornwall and the United Counties schools.

Dorge's presentation is tailored to the needs of the participating schools. Topics covered include drug and alcohol awareness, peer pressure, driving safety, bullying and goal setting.

“It was a natural fit,” Dorge said of his partnership with The Co-operators, an insurance company which is helping to sponsor his local presentations. “They were looking for innovative ways to engage young people and offer them alternative perspectives on important decisions. This was a great opportunity for us to work together.”

Co-operators financial advisor Bill McGimpsey understands the impact Dorge will have on students in local schools.

“As a rock star and a very charismatic individual, Mitch is just the type of person who can relate to teenagers and make a real difference in their lives,” he said. “That’s why I’m thrilled to help bring Mitch to Cornwall and the counties."

Dorge’s schedule is as follows:

Monday, May 12  

1pm – 3pm – Tagwi Secondary School

Tuesday May 13

8:20am - 10:20am – North Dundas District High School

12:10pm – 2:10pm – Glengarry District High School

Wednesday, May 14

12:25pm – 2:25pm – Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School

Thursday, May 15

9:15am – 11:15am – Rothwell-Osnabrook Elementary and Secondary School

1:15pm – 3:15pm – Char-Lan District High School

Friday, May 16

8:30am -10:30am – St. Lawrence High School

Organizations: The Co-operators, Tagwi Secondary School, Dundas District High School Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School Rothwell-Osnabrook Elementary and Secondary School Char-Lan District High School Lawrence High School

Geographic location: Cornwall, Ontario, Canada United Counties

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