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