Road safety speaker
Topics: choices and consequences of impaired driving, alternatives to get home safely
Markita's 22 year-old daughter, Kassandra, was coming home from coaching a softball game in Surrey when she was t-boned by an impaired driver and killed in 2011. The impaired driver had been celebrating hockey playoffs and ended up spending two years in jail.
She shares her experience with students to show what a family and community goes through when a loved one is killed by an impaired driver. These tragedies could be avoided if the driver had made a different choice.
Markita is the founder of Families for Justice Society, a non-profit support group for parents who have lost a child or loved one to an impaired driver.
- Audience: Suitable for Grade 11 and 12 students
- Cost: ICBC will sponsor $500 for a one-hour presentation
- Presentation options:
- Pre-recorded streaming video presentation available for a two-week period, followed by a virtual Q&A session
- Live virtual presentation using your school's platform of choice (i.e. Zoom, MS Teams, Google Classroom)
- In person
Call 604-574-0228 or 778-840-0228 or email