In honour of Safe Kids Week 2016-Preventing Injuries At Home, At Play and On the Road, Qalipu First Nation will partner with Western Health (Corner Brook and Bay of Islands Primary Health Care Team) and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, Corner Brook division, to offer a safety event for our children and their caregivers. The event will include interactive activities geared toward learning more about injury prevention, such as bicycle/helmet safety, playground safety, and safe practices at home. The event will take place this coming Thursday, June 16, 6:00-8:00 PM at the Majestic Park in Corner Brook. Light refreshments will be served.
Renée Dyer, Manager of the Qalipu Health Services division references a startling fact provided by Parachute, the organization responsible for initiating Safe Kids Week. She said, “Many Canadians are surprised to learn that preventable injuries kill more children every year than any other disease. Worst of all, a child dies every nine hours due to a preventable injury. We hope that this event will make a small contribution toward improving awareness of preventable injuries.”
In the event of rain, the event will go ahead in the Qalipu Community Room, 1 Church St. (upper level).
For more information, please contact Renée Dyer at 634-5041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org