Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Hundreds of students will learn to be safe and have fun



    TORONTO, April 23, 2007 /CNW/ -

    
    What:  Rail & Road Safety Day will transform Union Station into a giant
           safety village to teach hundreds of students important rail and
           road safety messages that could save their lives.

           Exciting activities planned for the day will include walking
           inside a GO Transit locomotive, exploring emergency vehicles at
           the Union Station bus terminal, and participating in interactive
           safety sessions scattered throughout the GO Concourse. The event,
           organized by the Toronto Area Safety Coalition, celebrates its
           11th anniversary this year.

           Toronto Mayor David Miller has proclaimed April 23-29 Injury
           Prevention Week. The Toronto Area Safety Coalition is proud to
           support Injury Prevention Week with Rail & Road Safety Day.

    When:  Wednesday, April 25, 2007

           9:45 a.m.:           Opening remarks to media by TASC President
                                Joanne Banfield and GO Transit Managing
                                Director & CEO Gary McNeil

           10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:   Rail & Road Safety Day event

    Where: Union Station, GO Transit concourse
           Bay St. south of Front St., downtown Toronto
           Media should report to the school check-in booth across from the
           GO Customer Service Centre, near Union Station's 140 Bay St. doors

    Who:   Over 350 grade 3 and 4 students
           Members of the Toronto Area Safety Coalition, including GO Transit
           and its mascot GO Bear, Toronto Transit Commission, Sunnybrook
           Health Sciences Centre, the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
           Emergency Medical Services, Toronto Police Service, Toronto Fire
           Service, Health Canada, Ministry of Transportation, Road Safety
           Network, Toronto Transportation Services, various public health
           departments, and more.
    





For further information:

For further information: Media enquiries - Stephanie Sorensen, (416)
869-3600 ext. 5231, or Joanne Banfield, (416) 480-5912

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