Coast Mountains Board of Education


August 25, 2016


To Whom It May Concern,

I am writing this letter as a recommendation for and an endorsement of the C.O.R.E.Y. Ride & Drive Safe Program.

Coast Mountains School District 82 hosted this program in our Middle/Secondary Schools as part of our social and emotional life skills program.   Health and well-being as well as safety are an important part of this program and the presentation by Ms. Lodge addressed the area or road and driving safety in a way that really “struck home” for our students.

Ms. Lodge’s presentation is particularly effective in that it is a B.C. story told by a mother who was directly affected by the loss of her son in a vehicle accident.  The story could be one from any family, the mother anyone’s mother, and the students could identify with the victim in that he was an average young man with friends, an interest in sports, and a promising future ahead of him.

It is with no hesitation that I recommend this program for any group of adolescent students.  It carries an important message for our young people in a way that they can identify with.  The safety of our young people is everyone’s responsibility.



Agnes Casgrain

Director of Instruction

Coast Mountains SD 82