Tilson honours ‘Home James’ volunteers in the House of Commons

February 27, 2021

OTTAWA, ON – This afternoon, Dufferin-Caledon MP David Tilson rose in the House of Commons to pay tribute to the ‘Home James’ Program in Caledon and the volunteers whose efforts helped to save lives this past holiday season. Mr. Tilson said:

I’m very pleased to be recognizing an outstanding program that is saving lives in my riding of Dufferin-Caledon. Home James, launched last fall by the Community Designated Drivers Association, is a free designated driver program, to reduce impaired driving in the community.

During the 2012 holiday season, Home James recruited an impressive 145 volunteers who provided 360 rides to 822 passengers, which resulted in $9,105.78 in donations that were later presented to local youth groups on January 17th.

Congratulations to this exceptional organization on a job well done, including Stan Janes and Diane Tolstoy, as well as the many service clubs and sponsors who supported the program such as: Bolton Rotary, Palgrave Rotary, Bolton Lions Club, Bolton Kinsmen, True Blue Lodge, Knights of Columbus Holy Father Catholic Church, Baffos, and Tim Horton’s.”