TORONTO, Nov. 18 /CNW/ - Safe Kids Canada will launch a national charter on helmet safety during winter ski sports at the Put a Lid On it! Winter Helmet Safety Forum on November 20, 2009. The forum is open to members of the public who will discuss with a panel of experts, "Is ski and snowboard helmet use is a no-brainer on Canadian alpine slopes or does Canada need a law?" At the end of the forum, details of the charter will be presented with a request for Canadians to endorse it.
WHO: - Pamela Fuselli, Executive Director of Safe Kids Canada, the
national injury prevention program of The Hospital for Sick
- The Honourable Mary McNeil, Minister of State for the Olympics
and ActNow BC
- Dr. Patricia Daly, Chief Medical Health Officer, Vancouver
- Dr. Hedy Fry, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Centre
- Dr. Mike Wilkinson, Director of Medical Services, VANOC
WHEN: Friday, November 20, 2009
1:00 pm - Media are welcome to attend the Put A Lid On It!
2:30 pm - Officials will provide remarks at the forum.
2:45 pm - Officials will sign the winter helmet safety charter.
WHERE: Put A Lid On It! Winter Helmet Safety Forum
Metropolitan Hotel, Pacific Room
645 Howe St.
Vancouver, British Columbia
This free event is supported by the Canadian Institute for Health Research, the Lydia McCutcheon Lectureship and media sponsor CBC Vancouver.
SOURCE Safe Kids Canada
For further information: For further information: Lisa Lipkin, Safe Kids Canada, (416) 813-6164/Cell (416) 843-1190, email@example.com