What is P.A.R.T.Y.?



It starts with you:

Who decides the participants at a crash scene?


How many people are needed to respond to a crash?


What is the "Golden Hour?"




           Who is affected by a crash?


Yes, the acronym was intended.  Not to PARTY, but to P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma to Youth)  Students need tools to enable them to make good decisions before they get behind the wheel, into a vehicle or take unnecessary risk.  The Central Vancouver Island grade ten students get an up close and personal look at the affects of risky behaviour choices.  The Central Island P.A.R.T.Y. Program is sponsored by Island Health, Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation, RCMP Foundation, and  Rotary Nanaimo Daybreak.

Support is also provided by Schnitzer Nanaimo and Save-On-Foods.  Funds raised help pay for tow trucks to bring damaged vehicles, student & volunteer snacks and tee shirts.


Volunteers get made upget as casualties with tubes and technology to show what happens in NRGH Trauma Room.

WHO want's to volunteer?  WHO want's to be a patient?





What's rehab?

What's she so happy about?

P.A.R.T.Y. is an interactive education programme that exposes teens to a series of events: 

  • listening to a presentation by Emergency Room Doctor with cause and affect of illicit drugs and alcohol,
  • viewing a crashed vehicle showing possible impact to the crash victim and the tasks of first responders at the crash scene,
  • seeing simulated patient care in the hospital trauma room,
  • experiencing different situations in patient's rehabilitation,
  • learning the details of an autopsy,
  • watching a police supervised film with a series of bad decisions resulting in a crash and discussion of possible solutions,
  • hearing a personal story of a peer impacted by alcohol and a crash;

Island Health provides the venue.  Volunteers from BC Ambulance Service, NRGH trauma nurses and doctors, RCMP Officers, Daybreak Rotarians and others community volunteers deliver the Central Island P.A.R.T.Y. Programme and escort the students to the different venues. 

Throughout Vancouver Island the programme is supported by



 Program Partners:




Nanaimo Daily News article publicizing our Rotary Club of Nanaimo Daybreak's PARTY Progamme donation.

We aren't the only people donating to this programme.


Why do we do this?


Ask Ron: contact@daybreakrotary.ca



Students are not told to quit anything.  Students who attend P.A.R.T.Y are taught to make better decisions.  They know who is responsible for their actions:



Drive Sober

Buckle Up

Get Trained

Wear the Gear

Look First

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia