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Posted November 2, 2009

A Journey Through Addiction, Crime & Prison

In The Mind's Eye presents An Evening With Rick Osborne

Waterloo Region - The Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council is pleased to announce In The Mind's Eye 2009 will open Tuesday, November 3, 2009 with a keynote address from Rick Osborne. Back by popular demand, Rick will share his persnal story, "A Journey Through Addiction, Crime & Prison" at Kitchener Waterloo Collegiate & Vocational School, 787 King St. West, Kitchener at 7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

At 14 years of age, Rick was a drug addict; at 16 a street gang member; at 17 an outlaw biker; and at 21 a federal convict. Rick spent 24 years of his life in prison and, at age 46, left prison for the last time. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet someone who has been there, done that and lived to share his story.

Now in its fifth year, In The Mind's Eye is a unique film and forum series that focuses on substance use and addiction and will feature 15 FREE events throughout November in Waterloo Region. Film and forum topics will include preventing substance use among youth; overdose training; and housing issues. Films include an inside look at the BC marijuana industry and stories of addiction experienced and told by youth.

Full event details available at: www.inthemindseye.ca

The Waterloo REgion Crime Prevention Council works collaboratively to reduce and prevent crime, victimization and fear of crime. It is an advisory committee to the Region of Waterloo and consists of 39 members representing the community-at-large, social services, education, health, planning, justice, police, and community agencies among others.

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