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Bank staff wins with crazy hats

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The Reminder is making its archives back to 2003 available on our website. Please note that, due to technical limitations, archive articles are presented without the usual formatting.

The staff at RBC Financial Group may be dedicated professionals, but that doesn't mean they can't let loose for a good cause. Yesterday, the bank employees took top spot in Crazy Hat Day, a self-explanatory promotion organized by the National Addictions Awareness Week Committee. Individuals at 12 businesses and government facilities participated, wearing everything from cowboy hats to ballcaps sided with cotton thunderbolts. It was all to help bring awareness to National Addictions Awareness Week, which began Sunday. "There were some very creative people," smiled CADAC executive director Laurel Mackie, one of the organizers. Mackie and other organizers ventured to each participating location and, despite some stiff competition, RBC Financial Group was given the Crazy Hat Award. For their efforts, the bank staff will also be treated to a munchies platter this Friday morning during their coffee break. Honourable mentions went to the Creighton Regional Economic Development Corporation (CREDO) and the Northern Lights Manor. Crazy Hat Day is just one of this week's promotions organized by the National Addictions Awareness Week Committee. The group is also giving to restaurants place mats featuring educational messages, and each of the schools will receive a presentation on substance abuse. Displays on addictions are also set up at various locations, including Canadian Tire, the Flin Flon-Creighton Public Library, and the hospital. The Canada-wide theme for National Addictions Awareness Week this year is "Keep the Circle Strong." The theme in Manitoba is "High on Life" while Saskatchewan's is "Reality Check."