Kids learn how to have the most awesome summer holiday

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With school almost out for the year, it’s important that kids of all ages remember that a great summer is a safe summer, with that in mind the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be partnering with Safe Communities Partnership, the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services and Algoma Public Health held their 11th annual Kidz Summer Safety Festival at Bondar Pavilion, Sunday.

summer kidz safety festivalThe Kidz Summer Safety Festival is a family-oriented event designed to educate children on various safety and injury prevention topics geared toward summer activities. The Festival teaches kids about safety strategies for all aspects of summer through interactive educational displays. This year’s Festival offered over 21 exhibitor booths plus an inflatable park, a fire truck display, a school bus display, bicycle registration, face painting, and live entertainment.

Kids had the chance to win some great prizes, including new bicycles, after they have learned about all of the safety topics at the Festival.

summer-kidz-safetyOrganizations that will offer safety messages through their displays include Safe Communities Partnership, Algoma Public Health, Ontario Provincial Police, City Police Services, Fire Services, John Rhodes Community Pool, Electrical Safety Authority, Sault Search and Rescue, the Canadian Bush Plane, Canadian Red Cross, YMCA, First Student, City Emergency Department, Algoma Engineering Society, Child Care Algoma, Canadian Red Cross, Algoma Power, Canadian Power Squadron, Emergency Medical Services, Brain Injury Association and Phatboy Fireworks.

The event is made possible with  sponsors like,  Algoma Power, Algoma Public Health, Child Care Algoma, Ministry of Transportation, PUC Services, United Steelworkers, Arthur Funeral Home and Brookfield Renewable Energy.

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