Pizza P.A.R.T.Y. fundraiser a huge success

Pizza Day on the Wolf’s Rode Show in 100 Mile House was a success on April 30

Pizza Day on the Wolf’s Rode Show in 100 Mile House was a success on April 30.

More than $5,300 was pledged and will be shared between the RCMP P.A.R.T.Y. program and the Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School dry grad.

“People pledged everything from one pizza to 50 and even 60 pizzas,” P.A.R.T.Y. co-ordinator Paul Scott says, adding at $10 a pledge the total added up.

“It was a record number of pledges – 531.”

The Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) program helps educate Grade 10 planning classes, says Scott.

The students participate in a monthly program at 100 Mile General District Hospital, where they witness real-life scenarios in an interactive approach to promoting healthy lifestyles and injury prevention.

Raising funds for a safe dry grad celebration was the reason Pizza Day started in 1989. It is a joint effort of BC Ambulance Service, the hospital’s emergency department, Dr. Franky Mah and his office, 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue, the RCMP, the BC Coroners Office and volunteers who have either experienced an accident or had their lives affected by an alcohol- or drug-related motor-vehicle incident.

Pledges that are redeemed by May 22 will be entered into a draw for a gift basket or prize. All contributions come with a receipt for tax purposes.

People are still able to donate by going at the Wolf Radio station, located behind the 100 Mile Community Hall on 3rd Street.

“We are holding an information night and looking for new participants, speakers and volunteers for the 2012/13 P.A.R.T.Y. program,” says Scott.

The information night is at the 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue Hall on May 7 at 7 p.m.

For more information, call Scott at 250-706-3335.