Topic: In The News

Celebrities glamorize serious substance abuse problems

By Katie Brickman – The Huron Expositor

We have all heard the advertisements on the radio and on television, yet many people still drive under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Young kids are told and shown the deadly effects of what driving under the influence in school and by organizations like MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and OSAID (Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving).

We even hear celebrities like Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson, former Leafs players Tie Domi and Wendel Clark, and singers Shania Twain and Chantal Kreviazuk pleading with youth and adults to not drink and drive. Yet for some reason, even the insistent plea from celebrities, athletes, and politicians seem to fall on deaf ears.

Wahlberg Hosts Charity Golf Event on Cape

By Cynthia Mccormick – Cape Cod Times
June 26, 2011

MASHPEE — Dorchester-born Mark Wahlberg moved his celebrity charity golf tournament from Hollywood to a bit closer to home this year.

Wahlberg and a cast of celebrities and actors hit the links Saturday at Willowbend Country Club to raise money for the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, a charitable group dedicated to improving the quality of life for inner-city youth.

MPs stand up for Toronto’s long-suffering sports fans

Jane Taber
Globe and Mail

The Centre of the Universe is under attack again – this time by ESPN – but its federal politicians have come to the rescue.

The sports network recently declared Toronto the worst city in North America for professional sports. It arrived at this finding by ranking and weighting team performance against fan commitment, including the amount of money and emotion fans invest in their teams without results.

Tie and McEnroe

John McEnroe and his doubles partner Tie Domi react to a linesmans call during the 1st Annual Legends of Tennis Classic, at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario on Saturday May 8, 2010.

For photos of the event please click here.

The Canadian Press