November 4, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“Why idle, when you can shift your way of thinking?” – Michelle Golebiowski, event organizer
Winnipeg, Manitoba - On Monday, November 4, a new event dedicated to road safety awareness and education will connect teens with the dangers associated with impaired and distracted driving. Completing two separate simulations, six Grant Park High School students will experience the effects of distracted and impaired driving.
“We are happy to partner with Michelle and Speedworld in spreading the word about the dangers of distracted/impaired driving. The students' experience will bring home the effects of this kind of behaviour. They will be ambassadors for Grant Park High School students and for the larger community. Congrats to Michelle for creating this
unique and innovative event.” - Y. Chochinov, Grant Park High School Principal
WHAT: Project Shift, an
innovative hour-long event geared to help young drivers understand the impact
of impaired and distracted driving.
November 4 – 5:00pm – 6:00pm
WHERE: Speedworld Indoor
Kart Track -575C Berry Street, Winnipeg
Kart Track is excited to be a part of this important initiative. We have a zero
tolerance policy for alcohol and kart racing. We have seen first-hand that even
at speeds of 50 kilometers per hour, drivers under the influence are unable to
safely navigate our kart track. Our hope is that our participation will educate
drivers, and future drivers, on safe and responsible practices.” -Mark &
Briget Sawatsky, Speedworld Owners
By working together to
raise awareness and using creative preventative measures to help shift the
attitudes of the motoring public, we can encourage individuals to make positive
choices. We want to send a clear message to put the phone down while driving,
and pick the phone up when you need a safe way home.
For more information
Highlights from Project Shift:
Testimonial from Alenna M., Student, Grant Park High School and Project Shift Participant
Thank you so much for allowing us at Grant Park to take part in such an eye
opening experience. I definitely walked away with a new view on driving safety.
I know that this was a Pilot event and I was really honoured to be able to take
part in that simulation. I am just letting you know that if you decide to
continue with the program in future years please let me know, I would love to
be a part of planning to make the event even better than what it already was.
Like I said before the experience was extremely eye opening and I took a lot
away from the project. I have told many people about what it was like and I am
planning on sharing my knowledge with others.
I am so sorry that you had to lose your best friend to something that could
very easily have been avoided. I could never imagine loosing someone close to
me and I never want anyone to have to loose someone that means a lot to them,
especially in an impaired driving incident.
Hope to hear from you soon. Keep doing what you're doing because you are
positively changing so many lives!
Thank you so much for allowing me and my fellow classmates to partake in this
Thank you and take care,"
-Alenna M., Student, Grant Park High School and Project Shift Participant