Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary
“This event is about creating a culture of safety in Calgary,” said Mayor Nenshi. “It’s a great opportunity to educate young people and have a discussion around health and safety both inside and outside the home.”
Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary
Calgary, AB,
09
March
2016
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17:29
America/Denver

13th Annual Safety Expo Kicks off Wednesday

Over March 9 and 10, a record 3,800 students will have the opportunity to participate in interactive displays and workshops designed to engage and educate youth in making responsible decisions regarding their personal safety at home, school and play. This two-day event is the 13th annual Safety Expo and is aimed at teaching grade 5 and 6 students about safe environments and best practices.

“This event is about creating a culture of safety in Calgary,” said Mayor Nenshi. “It’s a great opportunity to educate young people and have a discussion around health and safety both inside and outside the home.”

The Safety Expo remains free for students and exhibitors. This is thanks to The City’s partnerships with community, not-for-profit and corporate organizations who provide both financial and in-kind contributions. Hundreds of contributors will participate in the event, including volunteers, exhibitors, and presenters.

For students, the Safety expo delivers a valuable learning experience in recognizing safety hazards. They learn how to avoid accidents and vulnerable situations, and what to do if something does happen. While Safety Expo is only for registered schools, anyone can learn more about best practices in personal and public safety.

The City demonstrates its commitment to public safety year round through a broad mix of programs and services. The result is that all citizens, young and old, can take an active role in providing for their own safety. To learn more visit calgary.ca/winter or YYCSafetyExpo, or follow #yycsafe on social media.