August 15, 2005

Free 1km Family Fun Run/Walk on September 3rd
at the Community Safety Village of York Region

NEWMARKET –Operation Cross Smart invites you to a free, fun-filled event for families on Saturday, September 3rd, 2005, at the new Community Safety Village of York Region. 
Enjoy the 1km Family Fun Run/Walk through the streets of the miniature village, learn about pedestrian safety, visit interactive displays and enjoy walking through the Community Safety Village. Meet the event’s honourary chair Chantel Petitclerc, winner of eleven Paralympic medals and the holder of two world records. Admission and parking are free.
WHEN: Saturday, September 3, 2005
  10:00am – 2:00pm (rain or shine)
WHAT: 10:00-11:00am
1km Fun Run/Walk  
Guided safety tours of the Community Safety Village, health awareness displays, scavenger hunt for kids, York Regional Police mascot Bobby the Bear
WHERE: Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area
  Community Safety Village of York Region
  3291 Stouffville Side Road, Whitchurch-Stouffville
The Community Safety Village of York Region is an interactive miniature village where children can learn and experience valuable life saving lessons about staying safe in their communities.
The Operation Cross Smart pedestrian safety campaign aims to reduce the number of pedestrian collisions. In 2004, 9 pedestrians were killed and 243 were injured in collisions in York Region. The event is a collaborative effort of York Regional Police, York Region Health Services, heartyparty .com the York Region Heart Health Network, the Community Safety Village of York Region, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the York Region Save-a-Life program.
Pedestrian collisions are preventable. Cross Smart.
For more information about pedestrian safety, contact York Region Health Services Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 or or York Regional Police Traffic Bureau at 1-866-876-5423 Ext 7703 or

Contact:   Kim Clark, York Region Health Services
(905) 830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675 ext. 4101


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