June 1, 2006
Media Release

Preventable injuries continue to be a leading cause of hospitalization and death of children

Safe Kids Week June 5 – 11, 2006
NEWMARKET –   In collaboration with York Region Health Services: Keeping YorKids Safe Program, York Regional Police, The Community Safety Village and York Region Transit (YRT), are launching Safe Kids Week 2006.  Safe Kids Week is an annual campaign that raises awareness about a specific type of injury and educates the public about prevention strategies.  This year's campaign focuses on the devastating effects of preventable injuries in Canadian children.  During this one-day launch, students will participate in a series of interactive safety workshops including seatbelt deputizing, bicycle helmet, fire, traffic and bus safety.  
When:  Monday, June 5, 2006
  10:00 a.m.
Where: Community Safety Village
  Bruce's Mill Conservation Area
3291 Stouffville Sideroad, Stouffville
Who:  Mayor Sue Sherban, Town of Whitchurch –Stouffville
  York Region Health Services
  York Regional Police
York Region Transit
  Various Community Partners
  Students, teachers, and parents from St. Brigid Elementary School, Stouffville
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Media Contact: Jennifer Mitchell-Emmerson, York Region Health Services
 Phone:  (905) 830-4444, ext. 4016 or After-hours Pager (905) 830-3302
 Email: jennifer.mitchellemmerson@york.ca

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