News

Funds found for Campbell River DARE program

The DARE program in Campbell River, which appeared to be in financial trouble last month, has righted the ship.

Coun. Larry Samson told council at its Jan. 7 meeting that councillors can “disregard”  DARE B.C.’s letter to council asking for funding.

“The DARE program does not need funding this year,” said Samson, who is sits on the city’s public safety sub-committee.

“They have adequate funding from the different groups and organizations within Campbell River.

“So as per that letter, I’ll say disregard, because there’s adequate funding to run the program this year.”

Gary Cleave, development officer with the DARE BC Society, had written a letter asking council to consider providing an annual grant to help pay for material costs.

“Without such a commitment some students may not receive a full set of learning materials,” Cleave wrote, adding the program has been struggling with funding shortfalls.

“During the last two school years, insufficient funds were raised to cover the full cost of the materials for your students.”

The DARE program is offered to Campbell River students, at no cost to schools, in Grades 5 and 6 by local RCMP officers to encourage kids to avoid the use of drugs and alcohol.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Neighbourhood wants city to get on the bus
 
Clark plans pitch to laid-off oil workers
 
B.C. hockey league has enough of angry parents
Sea cadets earn Edinburgh award
 
Film festival brings the world to Victoria
 
Shelter, meal providers see huge demand
Improvements coming to town core
 
Wrestling tradition continues
 
Uchucklesaht to start construction in February

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.