Action Sudbury is a non-profit community organization comprised of individuals and agencies with a common goal to eliminate the tragedies caused by impaired drivers in the Greater Sudbury and surrounding areas.
Action Sudbury, Citizens Against Impaired Driving's mission is to be a recognized leader in the fight against impaired driving by acting as a unified voice to:
■ influence government legislation and enforcement
■ heighten public awareness through initiating specific programs
■ serve as a network and information exchange
■ provide support to other anti-impaired initiatives and organizations
■ change individual and social attitudes and behaviors surrounding impaired driving
Each year, Action Sudbury members also stand up against impaired driving by actively being involved in the following community based initiatives:
• Founding member of Ontario Community Council on Impaired Driving (O.C.C.I.D.)
now know as Arrive Alive
• Member of Sudbury Community Focus Group
ACTION SUDBURY'S HISTORY
The late Peter Wong, mayor of Sudbury, Ontario from 1982 to 1991, was approached by citizens Bill and Linda Ryan who had just lost their 10 year old child to an impaired driver, to see if the City could do anything regarding problem of impaired driving in Sudbury.
Shorlty after, Action Sudbury-Citizens Against Impaired Driving, a volunteer group, was formed in 1984, by the efforts of Mayor Wong. As chair of Action Sudbury, Peter Wong was also involved with the initiation and was the Founding President of Ontario Community Council on Impaired Driving (OCCID).
Wong was Chair of Action Sudbury unitl 1998, when he died suddenly while on a training course in Regina at the age of 66.
In honour of his efforts to better our community, arrive alive DRIVE SOBER established the Peter Wong Award in 1999, to be presented to someone who has achieved excellence in preventing impaired driving by motivating and engaging others.
We at Action Sudbury continue Peter's fight against drinking and driving.
Since 1998, Action Sudbury continues to fulfill it's mandate
under current chair Ron Roy .
As Chair, Ron Roy, has been committed to making our community and
roadways safer by standing up against the tragedies caused by
impaired drivers in Greater Sudbury.