GO's KidSummer event taught hundreds of children about rail safety

    TORONTO, Aug. 7, 2008 /CNW/ - GO Transit hosted its annual KidSummer
event today taking hundreds of kids on an exciting train ride from Union
Station to Exhibition Place. The kids were greeted by the redesigned GO Bear
mascot, enjoyed games, checked out a GO Bus, and learned many important rail
safety tips.
    The event began in the GO concourse at Union Station. While waiting to
board the train, kids and caregivers enjoyed GO's miniature safety village and
took part in activities like colouring and face-painting.
    At Exhibition station, participants were welcomed off the train by
GO Bear. Transit enforcement officers then gave an interactive safety
presentation on the dangers of playing near trains or on tracks. A light,
healthy lunch was provided by Bombardier Transportation.
    With painted faces and full tummies, GO's KidSummer participants boarded
a train back to Union. GO is proud to educate the commuters of tomorrow about
rail safety. This was GO's 13th year participating in KidSummer.
    For GO information, the public can call 416.869.3200, 1.888.GET ON GO
(438.6646), or 1.800.387.3652 TTY, or check the GO website at gotransit.com.
For more information on Today's Parent KidSummer series, please visit

    GO Transit is the Province of Ontario's interregional public transit
system linking Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto
Area (GTA). GO carries more than 50 million passengers a year in an extensive
network of train and bus services that spans over 8,000 square kilometres.

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For further information: Media enquiries - Jessica Kosmack, (416)
869-3600 ext. 5231, or Jennifer Beck, (416) 869-3600 ext. 5456

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