Tour will bring interactive exhibit across Canada offering Canadians the opportunity to learn the facts about cannabis and encourage youth to pursue healthy activities, rather than using cannabis.
OTTAWA, July 20, 2018 /CNW/ - The Government is taking a public health approach to legalizing and strictly regulating
This week, Health Canada launched the Pursue Your Passion travelling engagement tour at the Buskers on the Bay festival in Saint John, New Brunswick and at the Folk on the Rocks Music Festival in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Ambassadors at the exhibit will engage visitors in conversations to learn about the health impacts of cannabis. Through participation at creative, physical and digital stations at the exhibit, young Canadians will be encouraged to make healthy lifestyle choices and pursue their passions, such as physical activities, music or creative arts, rather than using cannabis. The interactive exhibit will travel to local events, festivals and fairs across the country from July until late fall 2018. A second wave of the tour is being planned beyond fall 2018.
Canadians are encouraged to visit Canada.ca/cannabis to get the facts about cannabis in Canada, and to find out when the engagement tour may be coming to their region.
"I am pleased to launch the Pursue Your Passion interactive engagement tour. This tour builds on the national dialogue on cannabis health impacts that we started more than a year ago. This initiative is one of many public education efforts underway and provides an important opportunity to educate youth and young adults directly as we prepare for the legalization and regulation of cannabis in Canada."
The Honourable Ginette Petitpas TaylorMinister of Health
Associated LinksCanada.ca/Cannabis Pursue Your Passion campaign websiteList of Pursue Your Passion tour locationsCannabis Public Education Activities Backgrounder
SOURCE Health Canada
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