April 2012

SADD and Bully Free

Who’s Really Creating Change in our Community?

BONNYVILLE, AB, April 16, 2012- Students at Bonnyville Centralized High School have taken a stand; drunk driving will no longer be tolerated by their generation. 

The staff at Lakeland Credit Union proudly stood with Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) this week and presented them with a donation of $2,870. Lakeland Credit Union staff know there are too many families who have been devastated by drunk drivers and support SADD’s mandate for change. SADD will use the Care Wear donation to make a difference in Bonnyville through numerous student lead initiatives.

Grade 12 student, Julia Kuzyk says SADD hopes to use the donation to bring a guest speaker to their high school and to continue conducting interactive awareness campaigns. Student volunteers like Jamie Funk, Amanda Kuzyk, and Morgan Brundige lead a number of initiatives in their school last month including White-Out Day. Every 21 minutes someone is killed by a drunk driver, so every 21 minutes the students at Bonnyville Centralized High School put on a white shirt and remained silent all day to symbolize the number of unnecessary fatality caused by impaired driving.

Staff at Lakeland Credit Union will wear yellow bracelets given to them by the Students Against Drunk Driving to show their support for the group’s efforts. Lakeland Credit Union’s Care Wear program was started by staff as a way of supporting important causes in their communities. The staff pay $2 a week to participate in casual Fridays and twice a year they vote for a local not-for-profit organization to receive the accumulated funds. Since 2006 nearly $37,000 has been given to valuable causes in the Lakeland.


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