Every Christmas season since 2012 the Alberta Chapter of Students Against Drinking and Driving (SADD) has held a contest that sees students around the province decorate liquor bags with a message about impaired driving. And every one of those years, the students at Morrin School have taken part.
 

"We have about 100 bags on the way." outlined Katie Suntjens, the school's Project REACH coordinator. "We've started planning with our group to go into the elementary classrooms and facilitate workshops with the elementary students and have them decorate the bags; then we deliver them out to a few of the liquor stores in Drumheller."

"When I deliver them at the end of the month, the liquor store owners are more than willing to take them and use them in their regular distribution."

Morrin School has been a community leader in the fight against drinking and driving since its students joined with SADD Alberta eight years ago and were featured in a video last year on how the liquor bag campaign works. Suntjens doesn't see that changing anytime soon.

"We have great response with our elementary students," she stated. "We're finding that year to year, when those elementary students hit Grade 7, that they're more inclined to join the SADD chapter because they want to be a part of it."

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