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Spring 2001

New Board and Committees set for 2001
On Sunday, February 25th 2001 we elected a new Board for the year and later in the day, assigned chairs and interim chairs, and added new members to working committees.

On May 17th 2001, immediately preceding the May long weekend, OCCID will kick off this years campaign with a media challenge obstacle course in Toronto, location to be confirmed shortly. Please consider yourself invited to help, send information, or compete. RSVP to . Please let us know if you hear of other sober driving events during this week, we want to dovetail with other events, not compete against them.

Enclosed youll find a one-pager with more detail on materials, events, partners, etc. and on the reverse, an order form in case you havent received one at a recent conference, by fax, or on-line. Please include listing your activities for our calendar. Samples of windshield decals and countertop are enclosed. Thank you to the Ministry of Transportation for their support.

On Saturday, May 12th we will host our fourth bottle drive at participating The Beer Stores. The day proves to be an excellent opportunity to pass information into the hands of those who purchase and consume alcohol.

The following (36) communities have signed up: Alexandria, Beaverton, Belle River, Brampton, Bridgenorth, Brockville, Chatham, Chelmsford, Coldwater, Delhi, Goderich, Guelph, Haliburton, Hanmer, Ingersoll, Iroquois Falls, Keewatin, Kemptville, Lasalle, Minden, Norwich, Oakville, Parry Sound, Perth, Peterborough, Port Perry, Simcoe, Smiths Falls, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Tecumseh, Tillsonburg, Timmins, Uxbridge, Whitby, Windsor, and Woodstock.

As well as raising awareness of impaired driving and how to prevent it, the event raises significant funds for OCCID activities and 50% of funds raised by community groups are returned to them to be spent on any anti-impaired driving projects. Please support this one-day event in your area. If youve never been involved, contact our office and well connect you with the captain of the participating community closest to you, help out on the day for an hour or two, and maybe next year well be adding your name!

The Drive Straight® 2001 Golf Tournament is on Tuesday, September 25th, 2001 at Emerald Hills in Aurora.

In February there was a cabinet shuffle in Ontario. Here are the new Ministers linked to our issue:

Premier Mike Harris
Office of the Premier
Legislative Building
Room 281
Toronto, ON
M7A 1A1

Fax 325-7578
Brad Clark
Minister of Transportation
Ferguson Block, 3rd Floor
77 Wellesley Street
Toronto, ON
M7A 1Z8

Fax 327-9188
David Turnbull
Solicitor General
25 Grosvenor Street
11th Floor
Toronto, ON
M7A 1Y6

Fax 326-5085
David Young
Attorney General
720 Bay Street
11th Floor
Toronto, ON
M5G 2K1

Fax 326-4016

Norm Sterling
Minister of Consumer and Business Services
250 Yonge Street, 35th Floor
Toronto, ON
M5B 2N5

Fax 326-8520
Tony Clement
Minister of Health and Long Term Care
Hepburn Block
80 Grosvenor Street, 10th floor
Toronto, ON
M7A 2C4

Fax - 326-1571
Rob Sampson
Minister of Correctional Services
56 Wellesley Street West
Suite 600
Toronto, ON
M7A 1C1

Fax 325-6067

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