Safety Expo Kick-Off on March 12

 

Safety Expo Kick-Off on March 12

GENERAL

  • ·         Dates:  March 12 & 13, 2014
  • ·         Time:  9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. daily
  • ·         Location:  Municipal Building Atrium; workshops at John Dutton Theatre and EPCOR Centre theatres.
  • ·         Event is free as there is no venue cost,  and ENMAX sponsors the bus transportation.
  • ·         The City of Calgary’s Animal & Bylaw Services leads the organizing committee. Councillor Diane Colley-Urquhart is the honourary committee chair.

TARGET AUDIENCE

  •    Safety Expo is designed for Grades 4 -7 students of the public, Catholic, private, charter and home schools.
  •    This year there are 3,300 students registered to attend.
  •  All activities at Safety Expo connect to the Alberta Education Health and Wellness curricular outcomes.

EXHIBITS AND WORKSHOPS

  • 40 exhibitors are participating this year, and all offer interactive learning opportunities for the students. A list of this year’s exhibitors is available online; they represent City, corporate and community organizations with a role in safety and injury prevention.
  • ·         There are seven optional workshop presentations.  This year’s topics are:
    • o   Poison awareness and prevention
    • o   Preparation for nature trips
    • o   Internet safety
    • o   Bike safety and tire workshop
    • o   Fire safety and consequences of misuse
    • o   Emergency preparedness
    • o   Preventing bullying and harassment
  • ·         Descriptions and presenter information is available online.