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Prince new MADD Canada volunteer

Norm Prince is the new MADD Canada volunteer community leader in the Comox Valley region.

Prince joins a nationwide network of volunteers who represent MADD Canada and deliver its message and programs to local communities.

"Our chapters and community leaders undertake a diverse range of activities within their communities to help achieve MADD Canada's mission of stopping impaired driving and supporting the victims of this violent crime," said MADD Canada national president Angeliki Souranis.

"They truly are the heart and soul of our organization. We are proud to welcome Mr. Prince to our amazing and dedicated volunteer team."

Prince became involved with MADD Canada over 10 years ago when an impaired driver killed a student at the Port Hardy secondary school where he taught.

Prince saw first-hand the devastation this senseless death caused students, families and the community. He started the MADD North Island chapter to provide valuable resources to the community, support victims and their families and educate the community about the dangers of impaired driving.

As a new community leader, Prince will focus much of his initial efforts around public awareness and education initiatives and building partnerships with stakeholder and community organizations with similar goals of ending impaired driving.

Untold thousands of Canadians have been killed and more than 68,500 are injured as a result of impaired driving crashes.

"These deaths and injuries are completely preventable," said Prince. "They can all be avoided if people do not get behind the wheels of their vehicles impaired.

"I want to be part of the solution and I am confident that the Comox Valley will be supportive of the effort to stop these senseless tragedies from occurring on our roads and in our community."

In 2012, Prince received the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his over 10 years of dedicated volunteer contribution to MADD Canada. In 2003 he was awarded MADD's Volunteer of the Year for British Columbia.

MADD Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) is a national, charitable organization that is committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting victims.

With volunteer-driven groups in more than 100 communities across Canada, MADD Canada aims to offer support services to victims, heighten awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and save lives and prevent injuries on our roads.

For more information, contact Norm Prince at 1-800-665-6233, ext. 306 or madd_cv@telus.net.

— Madd Canada

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