our children with choices concerning smoking, drinking and drugs.
Since 1997, in partnership with the RCMP, I have been presenting my
Discover The Magic Within You - SAY NO TO DRUGS program in schools
throughout Atlantic Canada. My program and the children that it
reaches, grows each and every year.
With over 1000 presentations in over 600 schools, my program has
reached 10,000 students and has been a resounding success.
In the past, I have worked with addictions in Grand Falls, Gander,
Stephenville, St. Anthony, Corner Brook as well as PEI and Nova
Scotia. The feedback from my visits has been very positive so I
would like to continue the expansion of this program.
As you may know, my program involves 3 different shows (k-3, 4-6,
and 7-9.) These shows are based on the health curriculum. Being a
former teacher, I understand the importance of reinforcing the
school health curriculum. In addition to my program, each school is
left a handout designed so teachers can use the ideas in the handout
to reinforce the lessons I focus on in my presentations.
If you are looking for the ideal program for Addictions Awareness
week, if you are looking for a program that teaches a valuable
lesson to our youth, then my “DISCOVER THE MAGIC WITHIN YOU”
is the answer. It is a unique way to get children involved in and
listening to drug prevention messages that they normally may tune
out because they have heard it before. Children listen to my
message, because it is interesting and fun to watch.
You can view my complete program by
clicking on the link below. It contains full descriptions,
testimonials, reference letters and the pilot evaluation.
Gary has received a National Award by the Pioneers of America for
his magic show on drug awareness. In fact, the Pioneers National
Executive have been so impressed with Gary’s program, they have
adopted it as one of their own National Programs and have begun the
implementation all across Canada.