Media Advisory

Sun Smart poster contest winner receives a "cool" award


Celebrate Sun Awareness Week May 28 June 3


NEWMARKET In March, the York Region SunSense Coalition hosted a Sun Smart poster contest.  A total of 195 Grade 1 students from 11 York Region elementary schools submitted their posters to the contest. 


The goal of this annual poster contest is to educate students about sun safety, and to promote sun safety behaviours. 


Members of the media are invited to attend this year's award presentation.


WHEN:              Monday, May 28, 2007

1 p.m.

WHERE:            St. Margaret Mary Catholic Elementary School

30 Margaret Mary Road, City of Vaughan  

WHAT:             The winner of Sun Smart poster contest will be awarded a tree that will be planted on their school grounds. This tree will create cooling shade for the students to use during outdoor activities.  Using shade is an important strategy in reducing ultraviolet (UV) exposure from the sun


WHO:               Staff and students from St. Margaret Mary Catholic Elementary School

                        SunSense Coalition members





For more information on this or any other health-related topic, please contact York Region Health Services, Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 (toll free) or visit



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Media Contact:         Jennifer Mitchell-Emmerson, Health Educator - Media, York Region Health Services

                                 Phone:  905 830-4444, ext. 4016 or After-hours Cell:  905 716-2717


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