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Scientology Kids Celebrate Drug-Free Christmas in Toronto
It looked a lot like Christmas at Dundas Square in downtown Toronto last Sunday, when more than 2,000 attended the 24th Annual Drug-Free Christmas Festival, organized and co-sponsored by the Church of Scientology of Toronto.
Hindu scholar Eshwar Doobay of the Ontario Multifaith Council also spoke and was sworn in as a Drug-Free Marshal.
Performing were Reggae singer Casper; the Y.I.M. (Why I Am) Cheer Team, a group of youth from the First Nation Community committed to being substance-free;
The winners of the Drug-Free Marshals essay contest were announced and hot chocolate, cookies and presents from Santa crowned the event for the kids.
The Drug-Free Marshals is a youth group founded by the Church of Scientology in Los Angeles (http://www.scientology-
With the publication of Truth About Drugs educational materials, the work of the Drug-Free Marshals took on a new dimension, as the Truth About Drugs booklets and videos make drug education so much more effective, they make it easier for children and teens to make their own choices to live drug-free.
The Church of Scientology has published a new brochure, Scientology:
Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “The planet has hit a barrier which prevents any widespread social progress—drugs and other biochemical substances. These can put people into a condition which not only prohibits and destroys physical health but which can prevent any stable advancement in mental or spiritual well-being.”
The Church of Scientology supports the Truth About Drugs, one of the world’s largest nongovernmental drug education and prevention campaigns. It has been conclusively proven that when young people are provided with the truth about drugs—factual information on what drugs are and what they do—usage rates drop commensurately.
Rev. Yvette Shank, Public Affairs
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