‘Danae’s Song’ delivers powerful message

“Danae’s Song” is a 90-minute long tribute to the life and death of 16-year-old Danae Ashton Grace Dupuis, who was a front-seat passenger killed in a drunk-driving collision on Oct. 3, 2000.
“Danae’s Song” is unlike anything you’ve seen before. It presents a new perspective to impaired driving issues facing both young people and adults.
This public awareness presentation is phenomenal as Cheryl (Danae’s mom) passionately reaches out to share the whole story of Danae’s life and death. From birth through adolescence, she will take you on a journey into a parent’s worst nightmare.
You will experience the desperate emotions of a mother, described in detail. From the telephone call to the hospital nightmare, and finally, to the cemetery, you will witness the entire tragedy from a mother’s perspective.
Shelagh, a Saskatoon paramedic, emcees the program. She lets you ride along with her into the world of the professionals who must deal with the horrors created by drunk drivers.
Displaying the sheared clothing Danae wore the night of the accident, she describes her journey from the twisted metal on the streets to the hospital emergency room.
“Danae’s Song” features several videos chronicling the life and death of Danae. Pictures of the vehicles involved and Danae in the casket are a shocking reality of the aftermath created by one bad decision.
Everyone is encouraged to view the displays (family photos), ask questions, and talk or share a hug with Cheryl and Shelagh following the program.
“Danae’s Song” is available for schools, community programs, and evening presentations. It’s one program you won’t forget!
It will be presented here next Monday (Jan. 10) at 8:45 a.m. in the Townshend Theatre through the local chapter of Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving.

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