Safety Expo welcomes 3,700 grade five and six students to participate in exhibits and workshops designed to keep children and their families safe
On March 6th and 7th, more than 3,700 grade five and six students will attend the 16th annual Safety Expo hosted by The City of Calgary in the Municipal Building Atrium. The event gives students hands-on learning experiences with over 20 interactive exhibits from City and partner organizations, and workshops on topics including anti-bullying, bicycle safety, electrical safety, emergency preparedness, fire safety and internet/online safety.
Safety Expo is organized in collaboration with Alberta Construction Safety Association, Alberta Health Services – EMS, Calgary Fire Department, Calgary Police Service, Calgary Youth Link, Canadian Red Cross, ENMAX Corporation and Girl Guides of Canada.
“The Safety Expo is one of the most important events The City hosts because it teaches students about staying safe inside and outside of the home,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “I want congratulate my colleagues who’ve done an amazing job coming up with creative and interactive ways to demonstrate how children can share in the responsibility for individual and community safety.”
Thanks to The City’s partnerships with ENMAX, as well as other community, not-for-profit and corporate organizations who provide both financial and in-kind contributions, the Safety Expo is free for students and exhibitors. Hundreds of contributors will participate in the event, including volunteers, exhibitors, and presenters.
“In the last 15 years, about 50,000 Calgary students have been able to learn valuable lessons on how to recognize safety hazards at home, school and play,” says Councillor Diane Colley-Urquhart, Honourary Chair of the Safety Expo. “The City is pleased to be able to bring this safety education to so many students.”
For more information on Safety Expo, visit Calgary.ca/safetyexpo or follow #yycsafe on social media.