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Special Presentation by Chris Cull

The John Howard Society of Peterborough is excited to announce that Chris Cull, filmmaker, cyclist, and a nationally-recognized speaker on substance abuse and prevention, will deliver a presentation at the Peterborough Public Library on June 24, 2015. This special event will begin at 12:30pm in the Library Auditorium. Registration costs $25 per person and includes a light lunch.

Cull is founder of Inspire by Example as well as a recovering addict. In 2014, he cycled across Canada, from Victoria, B.C., to St. John’s, Newfoundland, raising awareness about prescription drug abuse. He filmed his journey, and along his route interviewed local community leaders, patients, and people in recovery. Cull has advised numerous institutions and organizations on issues around prevention and treatment of drug abuse, including the Canadian Minister of Health, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, and the National Advisory Council on Prescription Drugs.

The John Howard Society of Peterborough, the event organizer, is a crime prevention agency that offers local services for youth and adults who are either involved or at risk of being involved in the criminal justice system. “Chris Cull’s appearance in Peterborough is a special opportunity to engage our community around substance abuse prevention,” said Kathy Neill, the Executive Director of the John Howard Society of Peterborough. “We’re confident that the community will enjoy hearing Chris’ inspiring story.

To register for the event, contact the John Howard Society at (705) 743-8331 or e-mail jhsptbo@jhsptbo.com