Squamish Breakfast Club Funds D.A.R.E Program

By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: Aug. 25, 2012

For the past decade the Squamish Breakfast Club Society has funded the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program in Squamish.

The society has committed to continue its sponsorship of the program for the 250 students expected to participate in the upcoming school year.

Since the inception of the D.A.R.E. program in Squamish, the Squamish Breakfast Club Society has contributed an average of $10,000 each year for the education of students and their supplies.

It has also leased high profile D.A.R.E vehicle used to promote the message of resisting peer pressure and living a productive drug and violence-free life.

“Our members place a high value on social responsibility and are deeply committed to supporting the RCMP officers,” said David Hildreth, the president of the Squamish Breakfast Club.

The impact of the DARE program on our community has been enormous and our members are very proud of the support we have been able to provide over the years.”

Staff Sergeant Anthony Choy said the RCMP is grateful to the breakfast club for its continued support.

Choy is the non-commissioned officer in charge of the RCMP Drug and Organized Crime Awareness Service which oversees the Squamish D.A.R.E. program.

This Society is one of the most supportive community-based organizations in the province. It has been instrumental in the success of the program in Squamish.”

The Squamish Breakfast Club Society is made up of individuals from the local business and community service sector who meet regularly to discuss current issues and share information and concerns from a business and community perspective.

The society welcomes new members and invites anyone interested in joining to visit its website (www.squamishbreakfastclub.com) or contact David Hildreth by email (hildreth@telus.net).