Starting with a crashed vehicle and Drivewise simulator to replicate cell phone use or driving drunk; the students then visit a “victim” in the Emergency Department, then a rehab station to learn how to button shirts or write after “brain injury” while wearing oven mitts, and finally a visit with the RCMP who share the legal implications of risky behaviour. The Rotary Daybreak has been extremely helpful in leading the students through NRHG and every stage of the Program.
Daybreak Rotary Club President, Patrick Maguire notes his Club “is really pleased to support the P.A.R.T.Y. Program. The main focus of our club is to support youth and youth-related programs in Nanaimo and area and we see P.A.R.T.Y. as having a huge potential impact on keeping kids safe during a very vulnerable period in their lives.” It is this sort of creative commitment to helping where needed, that enables the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation to support the P.A.R.T.Y. Program for local kids.