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Canadian” When you hear the word “Canadian” what do you think of?
party” When you hear the words “party” what do you think of?
“Canadian party” Now, what do you think of when you hear those two words together “Canadian party”?
Canada Drinking Age: 19 (except Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec) – Except in your own home under parental supervision Weird law: you cannot send, import or transport liquor into any province within Canada (except wine, but you need permission from the provincial liquor control board) Celebrations: Canada Day (July 1 st ), New Years Popular Drink: Caesar, Molson Canadian Beer, Canadian Club Whiskey Popular Drug: Alcohol, Marijuana, Prescription Medications, Cocaine/Crack, Crystal Meth, Ecstasy/MDMA, Heroin
The Canadian Experience Drinking Games Canada does not promote alcohol consumption. More than 80% of students admitted to playing a drinking game at some point throughout their university career. Harmful because of binge drinking.
The Canadian Experience A Social Experience? Canadian students admit to drinking because of social pressures. – Here in Canada you do no have to drink to be cool. Unlike other countries, people here often drink to get drunk. – Forgetting the social and respectable side to alcohol. Measurements are an important tool for knowing how to control your consumption.
Canadian Law & Liability Alcohol (Ontario) In Ontario, it is against the law… To order, purchase or consume alcohol if you are under 19 years of age To consume alcohol in a public place, unless it is a licensed premises To have open liquor in public or in your vehicle For an adult to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 19 Legal limit: 0.08 BAC It is deadly and illegal to drink and drive. – New law in Ontario: 21 years and younger must have a ZERO blood alcohol level when getting behind the wheel Do not get into the car with someone who has been drinking.
Canadian Law & Liability Drugs (Ontario) The only legal substances are alcohol and tobacco (regulated). Subject to serious legal repercussions for using, distributing, possessing, and supplying. What if drugs are found at my party? – Alert someone of authority like a police officer, security, etc. – Do not touch them (could put you in the crosshairs of a legal situation)
How does it all compare to the rest of the world?
United States of America Drinking Age: 21 Weird law: Alcohol is allowed to be sold in grocery stores. You can get a DUI on a horse. – In Ohio, it is legal to get a fish drunk. – In Colorado and Utah, you can’t purchase beer over 0.4% unless it’s from a liquor store. – In Iowa, it is illegal to pour any beverages down the sink without an officer present. – In Louisiana, it is legal to serve alcohol out of a drive-thru. – In New Orleans it is legal to carry to carry your drink from club to club. – In Pennsylvania beer cannot be sold in grocery stores. – In Las Vegas you can drink in public. Celebrations: New Years Eve (New York), Mardi Gras (New Orleans), Las Vegas Popular Drink: Beer, Rum & Coke Popular Drug: Marijuana (legal in some states), Prescription Pills Drinking Culture: Party Culture
USA - Michigan Drinking Age: 21 Weird law: Michigan Blue Law Celebrations: NHL Winter Classic Popular Drink: Beer Popular Drug: Marijuana Drinking Culture: Party culture
Mexico Drinking Age: 18 Weird law: Drinking in excess is frowned upon, especially by women. Only men propose toasts. People cannot drink within 72 hours of a major election. Celebrations: Cinco De Mayo Popular Drink: Tequila Popular Drug: Cocaine Drinking Culture: Party culture
United Kingdom Drinking Age: 18 (minimum of 6 in private residence) Weird law: It is an offence to be drunk an din charge of a cow (Scotland). In the UK it is illegal to be drunk in a pub. Celebrations: New Years/Hogmanay, Guy Fawkes’ Night, Freshers Week, Football Popular Drink: Beer, Cider Popular Drug: Caffeine (legal), Methadone, Spice, “legal highs”, Cocaine (Scotland) Drinking Culture: Mix of social and party culture
Ireland Drinking Age: 18 Weird law: It is illegal to be drunk in a pub. In Kilgarvan it is legal to drink and drive. Celebrations: St. Patrick’s Festival, Christmas Popular Drink: Guinness, Stout Beer, Irish Whiskey Popular Drug: Alcohol, Marijuana, Cocaine Drinking Culture: Mix of social and party culture
France Drinking Age: 18 Weird law: It is normal to have wine with dinner. It is legal to drink in the streets. Celebrations: Bastille Day Popular Drink: Champagne, Pear or Apple Ciders, Cognac Popular Drug: Prescription Pills, Marijuana Drinking Culture: More social than party
Netherlands Drinking Age: 18 (just recently) Weird law: Soft drugs are legal. Celebrations: Christmas (Sinterklaas) Popular Drink: Heineken Popular Drug: Marijuana (but it is legal!) Drinking Culture: More social than party
Germany Drinking Age: 14, 16, 18 Weird law: The laws are the most lax in the world. Until recently, it was acceptable for employees to consume medium quantities of alcohol during work hours. Celebrations: Oktoberfest Popular Drink: Beer (here it is as cheap as water!) Popular Drug: Ecstasy, Lethal Combinations Drinking Culture: Mix of social and party culture
Italy Drinking Age: 16 Weird law: It is normal to have wine with dinner. Alcohol is sold day and night. In Rome, you cant drink with 3+ people in the streets. Celebrations: Alpini (annual gathering), Carnevale Popular Drink: Grappa (wine), Limoncello Popular Drug: Marijuana, Cocaine Drinking Culture: More social than party
Russia Drinking Age: 18 Weird law: Before 2011, beer was not considered alcohol. Celebrations: Russians just love to celebrate! Popular Drink: Vodka Popular Drug: Heroin Drinking Culture: Party culture
China Drinking Age: 18 Weird law: They changed their law in 2006 to ban underage drinking. Celebrations: Chinese New Year Popular Drink: Maoti Popular Drug: Ketamine Drinking Culture: Party Culture
Japan Drinking Age: 20 Weird law: Open containers of alcohol are allowed in certain streets and in trains. Alcoholic beverages are sold from vending machines. Drinking is a public place is not prohibited. Celebrations: Hanami Popular Drink: Shochu, Sake, Japanese Whiskey Popular Drug: Marijuana, Ecstasy Drinking Culture: More social than party
Pakistan In Pakistan it is illegal to drink alcohol. Only method of obtaining alcohol is bootlegging (which is illegal). There are ties to religious beliefs. When outside the country some people are compelled to break their religious beliefs while others strictly stick to them.
Lebanon Drinking Age: 18 Weird law: In a Lebanese home, it is important to not bring alcohol with you or to even speak of it unless offered by the host. Celebrations: Baalback International Festival Popular Drink: Arak Popular Drug: Cocaine, Ecstasy Drinking Culture: Party Culture
Nigeria Drinking Age: 18 Weird law: The more alcohol a man consumes, the more he is respected. Being able to drink and remain sober makes a man a hero. Celebrations: Argungu Fishing Festival Popular Drink: Guinness Popular Drug: Cannabis Drinking Culture: Party Culture
India Drinking Age: 18-25 (varies by state) Weird law: 95% of women abstain from alcohol. Consumption of alcohol is prohibited in Maipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Gujarat. Celebrations: Diwali Popular Drink: Scotch, Whiskey Popular Drug: Cannabis, Cocaine, Hashish Drinking Culture: Party Culture
Australia Drinking Age: 16, 18, 21 (area specific) Weird law: In some states, youth are allowed to drink on private premises as long as they are with an adult guardian. Former PM Bob Hawke held a record for the fastest consumption of a “yard” of beer – he drank 2.5 pints (1.4 litres) in 12 seconds. Celebrations: Melbourne Cup Popular Drink: Beer Popular Drug: Cannabis Drinking Culture: Party Culture
Brazil Drinking Age: 18 (19 in some areas) Weird law: The legal limit for drivers is 0.00 and is strictly enforced. Drinking is now against the law in the majority of football (soccer) stadiums. Celebrations: Carnival Popular Drink: Cachaca Popular Drug: Oxi (derived from cocaine) Drinking Culture: Party Culture
Health Effects of Drugs Marijuana, Cocaine, Adderall
Consent Being under the influence impairs your judgment. Regardless of a person’s gender, being intoxicated/under the influence VOIDS the right to give consent. Without consent you could face a variety of social, emotional, and legal repercussions.
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Planning Your Canadian Party Groups of 5-10 people Given 20 minutes to prepare then present Plan your perfect “Canadian” party adhering to what you learned throughout the presentation Include some sort of cultural element to your party Make sure you try to account for problems…be prepared! The “Perfect Party” receives a prize!