CONSTABLE MATT INGROUILLE   Matt is a 12 year veteran of the Saskatoon Police Service. His work experience has ranged from extensive undercover operations to patrolling Saskatoon's core neighbourhoods. He has developed a deep passion to understand the root causes of addiction and overall impact of the drug trade. Matt provides an in-depth look at the street drugs effecting your community and offers an alternative view on addiction that may surprise you. 

CONSTABLE MATT INGROUILLE

Matt is a 12 year veteran of the Saskatoon Police Service. His work experience has ranged from extensive undercover operations to patrolling Saskatoon's core neighbourhoods. He has developed a deep passion to understand the root causes of addiction and overall impact of the drug trade. Matt provides an in-depth look at the street drugs effecting your community and offers an alternative view on addiction that may surprise you. 

Tina Thebeau   Tina Thebeau has written a boldly honest and heart wrenching life story. She has overcome so many difficult obstacles and her resilience is a moving, powerful testimony. Her journey includes living with FASD, severe complex trauma, adoption, fostercare, Bipolar disorder, and surviving a drug Addiction. She captivates her audience with her astounding insight and eloquent articulation. She is a courageous Métis woman from Saskatoon and is a director of Say Know - Drug Education Project. In her spare time she can play the piano for hours, and also makes hand beaded earrings. She is eager to share her experiences and hopes to inspire many. 

Tina Thebeau

Tina Thebeau has written a boldly honest and heart wrenching life story. She has overcome so many difficult obstacles and her resilience is a moving, powerful testimony. Her journey includes living with FASD, severe complex trauma, adoption, fostercare, Bipolar disorder, and surviving a drug Addiction. She captivates her audience with her astounding insight and eloquent articulation. She is a courageous Métis woman from Saskatoon and is a director of Say Know - Drug Education Project. In her spare time she can play the piano for hours, and also makes hand beaded earrings. She is eager to share her experiences and hopes to inspire many. 

MARIE AGIORITIS   In 2011 Marie’s then 17-year- old son fell to the enticing power of Oxycontin. It started a 4-year spiral of addiction that lead to heroin use. Then, without warning, in 2015 her 19-year- old son Kelly, not suffering with a substance use disorder, died by accidental overdose; Fentanyl. Her efforts have inspired national laws and with her sharing, Marie hopes to soften the judgements, to dispel the myths of who it falls to and hopefully inspire efforts that create forward movement by policy makers, academia and to encourage the spoken voice of the families too afraid to share. Marie is a director of Say Know - Drug Education Project and sits on the boards of: Recovery Saskatoon, Alexander's Sober Living House, and Moms Stop the Harm.

MARIE AGIORITIS

In 2011 Marie’s then 17-year- old son fell to the enticing power of
Oxycontin. It started a 4-year spiral of addiction that lead to heroin
use. Then, without warning, in 2015 her 19-year- old son Kelly, not
suffering with a substance use disorder, died by accidental overdose;
Fentanyl.
Her efforts have inspired national laws and with her sharing, Marie
hopes to soften the judgements, to dispel the myths of who it falls to
and hopefully inspire efforts that create forward movement by
policy makers, academia and to encourage the spoken voice of the
families too afraid to share.
Marie is a director of Say Know - Drug Education Project and sits on the boards of: Recovery Saskatoon, Alexander's Sober Living House, and Moms Stop the Harm.

 
GEORGE BARRERAS   George is a Colombian refugee, who was forced to flee his home after suffering great loss at the hand of the international drug trade. Due to his experience, he has taken the time to research the dramatic impact of the global drug trade and has broken it down into an eye opening presentation called "the pyramid of death". He provides an international perspective of drug use that is rarely discussed at the community level. George also authored a book on the topic titled "Benjamin Walker"

GEORGE BARRERAS

George is a Colombian refugee, who was forced to flee his home after suffering great loss at the hand of the international drug trade. Due to his experience, he has taken the time to research the dramatic impact of the global drug trade and has broken it down into an eye opening presentation called "the pyramid of death". He provides an international perspective of drug use that is rarely discussed at the community level. George also authored a book on the topic titled "Benjamin Walker"

Keith Bowering   For many years, Keith was know on the streets of Saskatoon as a drug user and dealer named "Lurch". For 20 years, he had a wide range of suppliers as well as customers. After being arrested several times for drug trafficking, he served time in a federal penitentiary for trafficking marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and morphine.   Keith was able to dramatically turn his life around. He currently uses his knowledge of addiction, drugs, trafficking, jails, 12 step recovery and harm reduction on the front lines through his work in homeless shelters, brief detox centers and support work in core neighbourhoods.  .

Keith Bowering

For many years, Keith was know on the streets of Saskatoon as a drug user and dealer named "Lurch". For 20 years, he had a wide range of suppliers as well as customers. After being arrested several times for drug trafficking, he served time in a federal penitentiary for trafficking marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and morphine. 

Keith was able to dramatically turn his life around. He currently uses his knowledge of addiction, drugs, trafficking, jails, 12 step recovery and harm reduction on the front lines through his work in homeless shelters, brief detox centers and support work in core neighbourhoods.

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"PHIL"   Phil was the pseudonym used the team member used on the street while selling drugs in Saskatoon. He had a wide range of suppliers as well as customers. One of those customers was an undercover police officer. Phil served time in a federal penitentiary for trafficking marihuana and cocaine. He often shares his story of addiction, trafficking, incarceration and successfully contributing back to his community.

"PHIL"

Phil was the pseudonym used the team member used on the street while selling drugs in Saskatoon. He had a wide range of suppliers as well as customers. One of those customers was an undercover police officer. Phil served time in a federal penitentiary for trafficking marihuana and cocaine. He often shares his story of addiction, trafficking, incarceration and successfully contributing back to his community.