The D.A.R.E. banner above the circumference of the ice surface elicited great reaction from the crowd during the 10 second rotations which happened numerous times during the game.
“I am currently conducting a DOT in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is the provincial police service here (similar to the US State Police) and have been involved with D.A.R.E. for 20 years.

The main sponsor for the program is the provincial hockey team known as the Newfoundland ‘Growlers’. This is a farm team of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

We were invited to watch a game they played against the Pennsylvania Royals (from Reading, Pennsylvania, US). Unfortunately, it did not end up in favor of Newfoundland.”

– Harry Lawrenson, National Director, D.A.R.E. Canada

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