Toronto, Ontario – November 29, 2017 – Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning invites you to join police officers from across Ontario for the launch of the 2017/2018 holiday Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E) CHECKS program – a campaign to emphasize the importance of not driving impaired.

A short documentary film, "Consequence Strains," is being launched at the event. It was created by R.I.D.E. CHECKS, in partnership with licensed medical cannabis producer Beleave Inc., and BBDO Toronto, to showcase the consequences of driving high. More information is available at ConsequenceStrains.com. Downloadable images and viewable files are available at: https://tinyurl.com/y75tdr4z​

R.I.D.E. CHECKS and Rewards supports the efforts of police services in the Greater Toronto Area by giving them booklets to make available to citizens, either at roadside spot checks or for pick up at their nearest police facility. The R.I.D.E. CHECKS Rewards Booklet details the penalties associated with drinking and driving and includes money-saving coupons. For more information on R.I.D.E. CHECKS and R.I.D.E. CHECKS Rewards programs, visit ridechecks.com.       

Event:                          2017/2018 Holiday R.I.D.E CHECKS Launch

Date:                           Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Time:                           11:00 a.m.

Location:                     Humber College Lakeshore Campus

                                    ‘L’ Building – 2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive

Interview/photo ops: Police officers and R.I.D.E Checks vehicles will be positioned along Lake Shore Blvd conducting roadside spot checks and distributing R.I.D.E CHECKS rewards booklets.

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About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Established in 1967, Humber College is a global leader in polytechnic education. Combining in-depth theoretical learning and hands-on experience with applied research and extensive industry connections, Humber provides career-focused education to 31,000 full-time and 23,000 part-time students across three campuses. The college offers a comprehensive range of credentials including honours undergraduate degrees, postgraduate certificates, diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates. More than four out of five Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Nadia Araujo

Communications Co-ordinator

416-675-6622 ext. 5479

nadia.araujo@humber.ca