Four hundred people are expected to attend a forum on drug and alcohol awareness run by district sporting clubs tonight.By Trent Horneman
Organisers of tonight’s drug and alcohol awareness night expect 400 people to pack Moama Bowling Club for the event.
Echuca United Football Club coach Scott Beattie, one of the forum’s organisers, said he looked forward to seeing people from all walks of life attend.
‘‘We are hoping for a full house. There has been good interest from sporting groups and the wider community,’’ he said.
‘‘The level of interest shows how widespread the problem is.’’
Mr Beattie said the free forum was a chance for residents to listen to Jim O’Brien, a former head of Victoria Police’s Purana Taskforce, as well as drug and alcohol counsellors Wendy Howe of Echuca and Dean Curtis of Bendigo.
Mr Beattie encouraged concerned residents to attend tonight’s forum.
‘‘People are welcome to turn up at Moama Bowling Club on the night and listen to the forum, which should go for about 90 minutes,’’ he said.
The free forum is at The Venue at Moama Bowling Club, starting at 6pm.
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