Alexya Racicot is getting ready to represent Canada on the D.A.R.E. Youth Advisory Board.

Racicot was nominated by the Timmins D.A.R.E. program to be the first Canadian to sit on the board. Local D.A.R.E. Coordinator Constable Rick Lemieux says nominating Racicot was a no-brainer.

Lemieux says Racicot will bring some fresh ideas to the board.

Racicot will be heading to two upcoming conferences, one in Hawaii and one in Texas.