Dance for a drug-free society

18 Jun 2014

The 16th edition of DanceWorks! organised by the National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA) and Central Narcotics Bureau will be held at Level 7, Joyden Hall, Bugis+ from 19 to 21 June 2014.

The three day dance competition will see more than 60 teams battling it out on stage for the category championship. Teams will be judged on their choreography, showmanship, and clarity of the anti-drug theme “Life Does Not Rewind, Say No to Drugs” incorporated in their dance. Join us also on Friday, 20 June 2014 as we attempt to break one of Singapore’s largest mass dance records.

An anti-drug exhibition will be held concurrently at Level 2 Atrium, Bugis+, where members of public can experience a wide range of fun activities and games infused with anti-drug and dance elements conceptualised by a team of five students from Singapore Polytechnic (SP)’s School of Architecture & the Built Environment (ABE).

Mr Daniel Tan, Director, SP, ABE said: “We are pleased to be working with CNB and NCADA on these two meaningful projects, which have seen many years of success in spreading the anti-drug message to the youth. The collaboration gives our students the unique opportunity for experiential learning where they can apply skills and knowledge in managing events. At the same time, they also learn to appreciate the importance of supporting the anti-drug cause”.

Mr Ng Ser Song, Director CNB added: “These collaborations are important as we are able to involve the community, especially the youths, in sharing about the serious consequences of drug abuse. We see great value in involving the youths themselves, as they know best what would resonate with their peers. We are very heartened to receive continued support from the schools and the community in our fight against drug abuse. We hope that in encouraging the youths to express themselves through a healthy lifestyle without drugs, we can ultimately influence a new generation of people who will continue to promulgate the zero tolerance approach in our society.”

Keeping in tradition of past ADACs, over 100 youth volunteers will be hitting the streets on 26 and 28 June to hand out commemorative stylus wristbands.

Emphasising the important role that the community play in sustaining the anti-drug movement in Singapore, Mr Victor Lye, Chairman, NCADA, said “Drug abuse imposes a substantial burden on the society. It affects not only the abusers, but also the non-abusers. Beyond tough laws and intensive enforcement efforts, the society has a responsibility to protect our children from becoming victims of the drug menace. NCADA will continue to work with CNB and community partners to raise Singaporeans’ awareness on the dangers of drug abuse.”

For more information on the events, please refer to the attached fact sheet or visit our website (http://www.cnb.gov.sg/newsandevents) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/lifedoesnotrewind).

Download Factsheet and full news release here

Issued by : National Council Against Drug Abuse and Central Narcotics Bureau

For Event Details
Contact Persons:

Mr Oh Pin Hong
Snr Manager, Programmes
Preventive Education Unit
Central Narcotics Bureau
DID: 6325 6698
oh_pin_hong@cnb.gov.sg

Ms Irene Loong
Manager, Programmes
Preventive Education Unit
Central Narcotics Bureau
DID: 6325 6696
irene_loong@cnb.gov.sg

Ms Kaye Chow
Manager, Projects
Preventive Education Unit
Central Narcotics Bureau
DID: 6325 6676
kaye_chow@cnb.gov.sg

For Media Queries – Contact Person:
Ms Janicia Lim
Executive
Public Affairs Unit
Central Narcotics Bureau
DID: 6325 6671
Janicia_lim@cnb.gov.sg