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First presentation of the year by Southeast Collegiate

SEC SWAT at Swan Lake Health Fair Swan Lake First Nation is located approximately 2 hours away from Winnipeg within the beautiful countryside of the Pembina Valley.  With many successful business interests, it’s no wonder education plays a huge part in their community. On October 5th, SEC SWAT students Kingsley Harper, Jonovan Munroe, Chantal Mason, … Continued

Legal Age for Cannabis Use

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canadians will be able to consume cannabis recreationally starting on Oct. 17, 2018. Following consultations with Manitobans, the Manitoba government set a legal age of 19 for the use, purchase and possession of non-medical cannabis. To protect against underage purchases: retail cannabis stores holding age-restricted licences must not permit young persons to … Continued

Minister Visits Niverville Collegiate’ Manitoba SWAT Health Fair

Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen is pictured with two SWAT leaders and the “smokers” pig lung demonstration Niverville Collegiate held a Manitoba SWAT Health Fair at their high school, presenting to their fellow peers and some important guests. The eagerly anticipated guest, Kevin Goertzen the Manitoba Health Minister was given a full tour of the Manitoba … Continued

Roseau Valley School

On Monday February 13, Tami Thiessen from the Canadian Cancer Society invited the SWAT team from Roseau Valley School to contribute to a presentation she organized for the students of Morden Ecole Middle School. Approximately 300 Grade 5-8 students listened to statistics and dangers of smoking by Ms. Thiessen and watched some videos that she … Continued

Southeast Collegiate Presents in North Battleford

Talk you to Gift Madojemu from Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre for inviting Southeast Collegiate to present. On Wednesday January 17th, two members of SEC’s SWAT team (Students Working Against Tobacco) flew to Saskatoon, SK and then drove up to North Battleford to do a presentation at a youth gathering that was organized by Battle … Continued

Welcome to the new School Year!

Hello visitors and SWAT members! This is an exciting  year for Manitoba SWAT as we’ve completely redesigned and updated our website. Along with this update, we’ll be adding more and more resources for students and people interested in everything anti-smoking related. We will also have available soon, an entire new and updated “Teacher Champion Section” … Continued

Why we need a ban on “vaping” – Article by Ishadeep Dhillon

Written when attending Sisler High School, currently attending University of Manitoba E-cigarettes are the latest addition to teenage trends. Electronic cigarettes, often called e-cigarettes, are battery-operated devices designed to look like regular tobacco cigarettes. They contain an atomizer, which heats liquid containing nicotine, turning it into a vapor that can be inhaled and creating a … Continued

Results for the St. Boniface Diocesan Poster Contest (2015)

The St. Boniface Diocesan High School SWAT team put together a SWAT Poster Contest. We identified each poster with a number which students were asked to reference upon voting to keep the entries as  anonymous as possible to avoid a popularity contest. Students voted on the poster they found the most effective in delivering an anti-smoking/anti-tobacco … Continued