Media Release

May 8, 2012

York Region hosts Emergency Preparedness Fair

Free family event taking place this Saturday, May 12
NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York is hosting an Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the York Region Administrative Centre, located at 17250 Yonge Street in the Town of Newmarket.
The fair, which helps recognize National Emergency Preparedness Week, May 6 to 12, will feature fun and interactive exhibits and vehicles from York Regional Police, York Region Emergency Medical Services, local fire services, the Red Cross and St. John Ambulance.
This free event will help teach kids and families about readying themselves for an emergency, including knowing the risks, making a plan and getting an emergency kit for both an evacuation and taking shelter within the home.
The fair will also feature a barbecue, contests and giveaways, including copies of York Region’s Emergency Preparedness Guide. Meet Red E Fox York Region’s 9-1-1 mascot and some of his friends.
WHAT:  York Region Emergency Preparedness Fair
WHEN: Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE:  York Region Administrative Centre, 17250 Yonge Street in the Town of Newmarket.
COST:  Free (Donations in support of the Salvation Army accepted for the barbecue)
For more information on York Region’s Emergency Management program, please visit:
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Media Contact: Ken Turriff, Corporate Communications, York Region
 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1226 • Cell: 905-251-6415 •

Founded in 1971, The Regional Municipality of York is made up of nine municipalities
and provides services to more than one million residents, 29,000 businesses and 495,000 employees.

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