screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-2-27-31-pmSometimes, school is a party!  That was the case November 22 for the grade 9 students from Edmonton Christian Northeast School and Edmonton Christian West School.  This, however, was a PARTY with a goal:  Preventing Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth.  The mission of this program is:

“To promote injury prevention through vivid clinical reality, enabling youth to recognize risk, make informed choices and identify potential consequences about activities and behaviours”. (click HERE to see their website).

It was an all day P.A.R.T.Y.  These pictures capture only one hour of that day.





They are supposed to walk ON the line!



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The message of the PARTY program is one we all need to hear.  At its heart it points to a crucial part of God’s story– love your NEIGHBOUR as you love YOURSELF.  When we do that, it’s a party!

We  thank the Misericordia Hospital and everyone involved in hosting the P.A.R.T.Y Program.  We especially thank those that volunteered their time this day.  A  deep thanks to those who shared the stories of their own trauma and what life has been like since that trauma.  All of these efforts have had an impact on us!  Thank you.