The Regina Pats Hockey Club joins forces with the RCMP to educate students on substance abuse through the program “Project First Goal”. Our goal is to raise awareness in Regina and area Elementary schools about the effects of drug use.
Players from the Regina Pats, and members of the RCMP volunteer to participate in presentations at various schools in and around the Regina area. Over theyears, our players have helped to raise awareness about substance abuse to thousands of Regina and area students.
To increase their substance abuse knowledge, Pats players are escorted by the RCMP to Vancouver where they observed first hand the different effects that these substances have on individuals.
The Players will make approximately 10 - 15 school appearances in the second-half of the season, speaking to students in grades 6, 7 & 8 about what they experienced. Students are shown a video and have the opportunity to ask the Players and members of the RCMP any questions they may have.
The presentation was outstanding – one of the best that we have hosted for our Middle Level students. The players were excellent speakers and professional in the manner with which they answered questions. The R.C.M.P. members provided some informative information – what a powerful way to work with students! Thanks again for making this happen for our school. - Barb Lawrence, Principal at Balgonie Elementary School
It was good for the students to see the ugly side of drugs and not the glamourized hollywood version that they are used to seeing in the media, TV and on movies. It was definitely a worthwhile project and was very well received at our school. - Teacher at South Shore Elementary School
For more information on Project First Goal contact the Pats office at 306-522-7287 or email Gord Pritchard.