Monday, June 3, 2013
RCMP outreach looks to ensure kids party responsibly
Released by Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen, Chilliwack RCMP
une is a very special time of year for many young adults and youth as they graduate from high school and venture into the larger world.
This is a time where families celebrate the personal achievements of their sons and daughters, nephews and nieces, grand sons and grand daughters. It's also a time of year when RCMP deal with an upsurge in bush parties of youths
"We, the Police, wish to share in this very special achievement and ensure that high school graduates celebrate safely. This is very concerning for us," said Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen in a release Monday.
The exuberance of celebration coupled with alcohol consumption causes youths to engage in high risk behaviour that could cause harm or loss of life.
"We always worry about
impaired driving. Unfortunately, we seem to experience the loss of a
young life this time of year as a result of this high risk
behaviour. This diminishes and destroys what should be a joyous time
for our community and we ask for the help of family, friends and
community to ensure our graduates celebrate safely."