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Crash Test Dummy's Canadian Tour hits Carleton Place School

Mar 6, 2017

CARLETON PLACE, ON, March 6, 2017 /CNW/ - Juno Award winner Mitch Dorge, former drummer of Grammy-nominated Crash Test Dummies, is bringing his In Your Face and Interactive presentation to Carleton Place High School on March 7th.

Dorge, who has partnered with The Co-operators since 2007, takes his unique, thought- provoking presentation about responsible decision making and emotional well-being to high schools across the country. He sought out the leading insurance co-operative knowing that its emphasis on youth empowerment meshes well with his positive message.

The presentation is tailored to the needs of the participating schools. Topics covered include drug and alcohol awareness, peer pressure, driving safety, bullying, goal setting, and more recently emotional well-being. 

Co-operators insurance advisor Wes Zacharuk understands the impact Mitch will have on students in local schools. "As a rock star and a very charismatic individual, Mitch is just the type of person who can get through to teenagers and make a real difference in their lives," stated Zacharuk. "That's why I'm thrilled to help bring Mitch to Carleton Place."

Youth living in the information age are bombarded with more information and controversy than ever before. Young Canadians are forced to make important social and educational decisions every day, too often without the support of positive and credible mentors. Mitch Dorge is out to shed some light on the power of positive thinking and self-awareness. The Co-operators is proud to support his innovative and interactive campaign to engage Canadian youth.

Media are welcome to attend Mitch's presentation:

Tuesday, March 7th, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Carleton Place High School

About The Co-operators:
The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian co-operative with more than $44 billion in assets under administration. Through its group of companies it offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products.
The Co-operators is well known for its community involvement and its commitment to sustainability. The Co-operators is listed among the Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt; Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada; and the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada by Sustainalytics and Maclean's magazine. For more information visit

SOURCE The Co-operators

For further information: Wes Zacharuk, Financial Advisor, The Co-operators, 613-257-7355; Mitch Dorge, Cell: (204) 295-9636

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