Calgary, AB,

12th annual Safety Expo offers a learning adventure for students

Calgary, Alberta – On March 11 and 12, a record breaking 3,600 students will be visiting the Municipal Building as part of the 12th annual Safety Expo. Safety Expo gives students in grades five and six a chance to learn about different safety hazards, ways to stay safe, and learn about social responsibility through interactive displays and workshops.

“Safety is everyone’s responsibility and Safety Expo gives some of our younger citizens the tools to take part in their own safety,” said Ryan Jestin, director of Animal & Bylaw Services, which leads the organizing committee on behalf of The City of Calgary. “It’s not just about delivering workshops, it’s about giving them the hands on knowledge to stay safe while at school, play or at home.”

Once downtown, students from public, Catholic, private and home schools get the chance to interact with 35 different exhibits. Exhibits are hosted by a variety of City and partner organizations including ENMAX, the Canadian Red Cross, the Alberta Construction Safety Association and Alberta Health Services. Optional workshops are also available and will be exploring issues such as online safety, anti-bullying and emergency preparedness. 

Approximately 40,000 students have attended Safety Expo since the event was started and it is the only event of its kind in Calgary. All learning outcomes align with the Alberta Education Health and Wellness curriculum.

More information about Safety Expo is available online, including a list of partners who help make this event possible.