The Okotoks RCMP along with the Okotoks Oilers and the Vancouver City Police are teaming up to deliver a first hand experience on drugs and addiction in Vancouver this month.
Participating players will accompany members of the Okotoks RCMP Crime Reduction Unit to Vancouver, where they will tour East Hastings St. and downtown Vancouver. Areas that are notorious for drugs, disease and poverty.
Cst. Jeff Girard with the Okotoks RCMP Crime Reduction Unit says it's all a part of program 'Keep Straight'.
“We're going to bring some local hockey players with the Okotoks Oilers to see some first hand drug experience with people who have dealt with drugs their entire lives, and people who are suffering from drug addictions and how they live their everyday life.”
The participating Oilers will then come home and talk to students in the Foothills about what they saw and learned on their trip, with a goal of education through their experiences.