Racing Against Drugs challenge coins issued

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Racing Against Drugs challenge coins issued

CORNWALL, Ontario – Over 1700 local grade six and seven students will be receiving a challenge coin as a keepsake for their participation in the virtual 2021 Racing Against Drugs (RAD) event.

The 23rd annual event was held on May 12 and May 13, 2021 for all grade six and seven students in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesasne. The bilingual, community-based prevention program aims to educate students about the potential effects of drugs, as well as how to say “NO”. Participants were given the opportunity to watch presentations from police officers, paramedics, and other community partners as they learn about the physical, mental, social, and legal impacts of drug and alcohol abuse.

On June 22nd, 2021, the Racing Against Drugs committee, consisting of the Cornwall Police Service (CPS) along with a number of partners listed below, will be distributing a unique challenge coin as a keepsake for all students who took part in the event.

“The message to stay away from drugs is extremely important for our youth,” said Constable Dan Cloutier, Chair of the RAD Committee. “The challenge coin will be a physical reminder for these youth as they continue to grow older, to remind them of the risks and dangers that were mentioned as part of this year’s event.”
The CPS would like to thank all participants, schools and community partners who continue to make this event a success year after year, including:

  • CN Police
  • VIA Police
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service
  • Ministry of Natural Resources
  • Patenaude Martial Arts
  • Centre de sante communautaire de L’Estrie
  • Cornwall SDG Paramedics Services
  • Canada Border Services Agency
  • Ontario Provincial Police
  • Cornwall Optimist Club
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