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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 10:44

Crash Test Dummy’s Canadian Tour set to visit some Swift Current schools

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Juno Award-winner Mitch Dorge, former drummer of Grammy-nominated Crash Test Dummies, is bringing his In Your Face and Interactive presentation to Swift Current schools from Sept. 22-26.


Dorge, who has partnered with The Co-operators since 2007, takes his unique, thought- provoking presentation about responsible decision making to high schools across the country.
He sought out the leading insurance co-operative knowing that its emphasis on youth empowerment meshes well with his positive message.
“It was a natural fit,” Dorge said of his partnership with The Co-operators.
“They were looking for innovative ways to engage young people and offer them alternative perspectives on important decisions. This was a great opportunity for us to work together.”
The presentation is tailored to the needs of the participating schools. Topics covered include drug and alcohol awareness, peer pressure, driving safety, bullying and goal setting.
Co-operators insurance advisor Keith Pierce understands the impact Mitch will have on students in local schools.
“As a rock star and a very charismatic individual, Mitch is just the type of person who can get through to teenagers and make a real difference in their lives,” stated Pierce.
“That’s why I’m thrilled to help bring Mitch to Swift Current.”
Youth living in the information age are bombarded with more information and controversy than ever before.
Young Canadians are forced to make important social and educational decisions every day, too often without the support of positive and credible mentors.
Dorge is out to shed some light on the power of positive thinking and self-awareness.
The Co-operators is proud to support his innovative and interactive campaign to engage Canadian youth.
Mitch’s schedule is as follows:
Monday, Sept. 22
• 9-11a.m. — All Saints Catholic School;
• 1-3 p.m. — O.M. Irwin School.
Tuesday, Sept. 23
• 1-3 p.m. — Fairview School.
Wednesday, Sept. 24
• 9-11 a.m. — École Centennial School;
• 1-3 p.m. — Maverick School.
Friday, Sept. 26
• 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1:50-3:20 p.m. — Swift Current Comprehensive High School.

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