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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Students' commercial warns of date rape

SOUTH RIVER: Did you know that the number of women in Parry Sound-Muskoka who are drugged and sexually assaulted every year is in the hundreds? A group of Almaguin Highlands Secondary School students is bringing that reality to television screens this summer with the warning that the stories of the date rape drug arent just happening in the big cities. Through Muskoka-Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services (MPSSAS), peer support students are making a television commercial warning women be vigilant about keeping an eye on their drinks. The television commercials are part of an education program MPSSAS is conducting this summer that will include canvassing bars and clubs with educational material and what is called a tagging program. Education workers will go through bars and leave a business card on the side of unattended drinks reminding woman of how dangerous that can be.

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