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Students learn about risks during PARTY program




by Deanna Mitchener good program to be a part of. I
never want this role playing to
It was a different kind of PARTY happen to me in real life."
as Leisa Belcourt lead the Prevent Michelle Martel with the
Blind View Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma Foothills Memorial Chapel Edson
Window Fashions in Youth program for students from Funeral Home, says, "I am a
Parkland High School on May 30. licensed funeral director and
The full day program is designed embalmer and I have been in the
to expose teens in grades 9 through industry for 12 years. We will be
12 to the sometimes tragic discussing with students the
Custom Window Treatments consequences of risk taking procedures of what happens when
since 1988 behaviors like drinking and we do go out to a motor vehicle
driving, dangerous and distracting collision such as going into the city
driving, or not wearing a seatbelt to the medical examiner and what
780.723.5734 Julie Van Ember or protective gear. happens there. The steps it takes
780.542.0898 blindvw@gmail.com Each year Belcourt arranges from the collision to getting back
guest speakers who have real life to the funeral home and dealing
experiences with risk related with the family members that come
trauma such as local police, trauma through our doors."
services, as well as rehabilitation Sylvie Tremblay, the manager at 18 year old Adrielle Gabrdo role playing a deceased accident victim during the
blind view and injury survivor testimonies. Foothills Memorial Chapel Edson Memorial Chapel Edson Funeral Home Michelle Martel and Sylvie Tremblay
annual P.A.R.T.Y. program that took place on May 30. Inside the Foothills
Students watch and even help
Funeral Home, says, "It seems like
walked students through what happens. photo Deanna Mitchener
bring the scene to life by having
the opportunity to role play. this time of year it always happens
—either a graduation party or
window fashions Students also have opportunity to motor vehicle collisions, usually emotionally, it also has emotional got the message across in a very
take part in experiential learning
from texting and driving. More so
activities such as eating their lunch all the texting that goes on between effects on the paramedics, first informative way. It was very
powerful and it will definitely
responders, nursing staff and
2017 Ads with some form of limitation. friends while behind the wheel." doctors that have watched these change the way I look at things
Adrielle Gabrdo is in grade 12
"It is important to try to get those
kids grow up and then see their life when I'm out with friends."
and took on the role of playing the
feelings out there to these students
deceased teen from a motor vehicle —what the families are going come to a tragic end. As a mother Grade nine student Ashley Tuttle,
collision. "I didn't get to see much through and how they must be myself I can tell you, no matter says, "It really tugged at your
of what was going on around me, feeling. What is mom or dad going how many years you do this, when emotions showing us the
but I could hear some emotions to feel like when they have to I hear a mother wail or a father cry consequences straight forward. It's
not like when people tell you. You
you cannot escape that emotion,"
June 19 there felt like I wasn't in control of come and see their son or daughter said Martel. actually see the consequences and I
that seemed pretty real. Laying
laying here dead? I grew up in
think it will defiantly prevent a lot
Kade Mathers, a grade nine
what was happening to me. It felt
real and traumatizing. It was a Edson and know a lot of the people student, says, "This was my first of students from making poor
here. It not only effects the family
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choices."
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