2013-12-20 / Columnists

An Intern’s Take

By Ilyassha Shivers

It's that time of the year when we all go to a holiday party or two. It’s this time of the year when we must remember the importance of not drinking and driving. When possible, it's always good to have a designated driver, someone responsible who will make sure that a night of good times doesn't turn into a lifetime of misery.

It's strange how a choice can change the course of history. For the Jamison family that choice was accepting a ride home. "You have to be careful of the choices you make,” said Dominique's brother, Darrell. “I can't tell you who not to ride with but you must be wise." I took some time to reflect on the life of his sister as we prepare to celebrate her life on December 28th, 2013 at Goldie Maple Academy from 1-5 p.m. A Fashion Show for Domo is a time for the community to come out and remember a rising star whose life was cut short at the tender age of 25. The tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Redfern Community Center (See Manny). Tickets must be purchased in advance. There will be no tickets sold at the door. Proceeds from this event will go to a scholarship fund for her daughter. She loved children and among her priorities, it was always education first. Before she did anything she made sure that she put school first.

The events that took place on that December night in 2012 are still in question. No one really knows what took place, other than those who were passengers in the car. The one thing that we are sure about is that a life was lost and that drinking was involved. So as you celebrate during this holiday season remember the importance of not drinking and driving. The life that you save may be your own.

I am sorry to announce that the AAA Black Tie Affair scheduled to take place on December 29th, 2013 has been canceled. I apologize to all those who were set to be honored. We will try to revisit this event again in 2014.

As always thank you for your support and email your thoughts and comments to me at shiverswave@gmail.com

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