ENMAX Power energizes Calgary Safety Expo

CALGARY, March 9 /CNW/ - Media are invited to attend Calgary's premium safety expo on March 10 and 11 at the City Hall Atrium. Over 35 exhibitors will host interactive displays, workshops and demonstrations for students in grades four to seven, focusing on safety at home, school and play.

ENMAX Power is proud to be a sponsor of this seventh annual event and will host a safety booth featuring everyday electrical hazards and a display of objects destroyed by electricity. Kids will test their 'safety savvy' as a series of electrical dangers are presented for them to identify. Kids will also have a chance to try on authentic Power Linemen safety gear.

    WHAT:        Calgary Safety Expo 2010
    WHO:         Over 3,200 students in grades four to seven
    VISUALS:     Interactive safety exhibits and activities such as Helmet
                 safety (gelatin brain display; damage to eggs wearing
                 protective helmets and others without); Fire (safe, timed
                 escapes from 'mock' burning home); Escalator safety (damaged
                 items on display - toys, shoes, etc.); Dog attacks (how NOT
                 to get on the lunch menu); and more.
    WHEN:        March 10 and 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    WHERE:       The City of Calgary Municipal Building, Atrium
    INTERVIEWS:  Alderman Diane Colley-Urquhart will be available for
                 interviews on March 10 from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m.
    OTHER:       (March 11) The Calgary Police Service will receive the Jim
                 Gray Safer Calgary award (corporate category) in recognition
                 for Operation Webfoot (2009). The initiative targeted
                 disorder along the Elbow River with over 400 containers of
                 alcohol seized or destroyed and unsafe boating practices
                 prevented. The ceremony runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in
                 the Calgary Power Reception Hall (Old City Hall). For more
                 information call Garth Rabel (CFD) at 403-512-2288.

ENMAX Power Corporation, a subsidiary of ENMAX Corporation, and its predecessors have provided Albertans with safe and reliable electricity for more than 100 years. One of the most reliable urban utilities in Canada, ENMAX Power owns, operates and maintains the distribution and much of the transmission network in and around Calgary, which are activities regulated by the Alberta Utilities Commission. Non-regulated subsidiaries of ENMAX Power provide engineering, procurement, and construction services as well as maintenance for electrical servicing of residential and commercial developments and light rail transit systems. Visit our website at enmaxpower.com.

SOURCE ENMAX Corporation

For further information: For further information: Media only contact: Doris Kaufmann, Sr. Media Relations advisor, ENMAX Corporation, (403) 689-6150 (media line), mediaroom@enmax.com; Lauren Shaw, School Safety coordinator, ENMAX Corporation, (403) 689-6460, lshaw@enmax.com

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