The 5th Annual North Shore Anti-Bootlegging Campaign was launched June 12, 2013 with a message for any North Shore resident who has contact with youth under the age of 19:
Your Actions Have Consequences
The poster campaign serves to remind all North Shore adults that providing alcohol to minors can come with serious consequences. Its goal is to reduce both alcohol sales and accessibility to minors, especially with grad and the summer party season looming.
“Our officers deal with young people who drink and experience tragic negative consequences on a regular basis,” said Supt. Chris Kennedy, Officer in Charge of the North Vancouver RCMP. “They are more likely to break the law, get into trouble at home, with their peers, and at school. When any adult supplies alcohol to a minor, they are breaking the law. Any preventative measure we can participate in will have a positive influence for all our community.”
One of this year’s keynote speakers was Danielle Raymond, whose 16 year-old sister Shannon died at a party where alcohol and drug use were condoned by adults.
This campaign is a community collaborative effort between Vancouver Coastal Health, School Districts of the North Shore, North Vancouver RCMP, West Vancouver Police, District and City of North Vancouver, the District of West Vancouver, Squamish Nation, and the North Shore Action on Prevention Task Force.
The North Vancouver RCMP Youth Intervention Unit participated in the planning and launching of the campaign.
Released by Cpl. Richard De Jong
Media Relations / Crime Reduction Unit
North Vancouver RCMP