A different kind of P.A.R.T.Y.
sponsored by the Prince George Safe Attitudes and Actions Society
At the Prince George P.A.R.T.Y. Program our single mission is to promote injury prevention among youth through reality education, which increases awareness of risks and their possible impacts and emphasizes personal responsibility in making safer life choices.
Some topics we focus on are the dangers associated with:
- driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- using a cell phone or texting while driving
- not wearing a seat belt while in a vehicle
- not wearing a helmet while doing risky sports or activities
- risks of smoking, vaping and drugs
Prince George P.A.R.T.Y. Program at a glance
In the 1990's physicians and nurses at the University Hospital of Northern BC were concerned about the increasing number of young people coming in with traumatic injuries. In response, the Prince George P.A.R.T.Y. Program began in 1997. In 2002, the Prince George Safe Attitudes and Actions Society was formed.
Our program is a non-profit and depends entirely on donations and grants. Prince George P.A.R.T.Y. Program would not be possible without the generous donations from local Doctors, Northern Health, ICBC, Nechako Rotary (Red Nose Campaign) and various local businesses and individuals.
A brief outline of our program activities
Our program runs each Thursday during the school year at the University Hospital of Northern BC and welcomes up to 40 grade 10 students from Prince George and the surrounding areas, as well as alternative learning centres. A brief outline of our day includes a presentation from an RCMP member, presentation from an Emergency Room physician, tours of the ICU, Emergency, Chapel and the Morgue at UHNBC with presentation in each department, followed by a simulation of the effects of impairment where students are given an opportunity to practice simple tasks while wearing "drunk" goggles. Our afternoon is then spent listening to stories from people who have suffered traumatic injuries, describing what it's like living with these life-changing consequences.