OTTAWA, July 18 /CNW/ - Operation Lifesaver's mobile classroom will go on
sale this weekend after logging 150,000 kilometres since 2004, visiting
250 communities and interacting with 800,000 Canadians.
The classroom carried a wireless high-speed Internet, DVD and CD players,
a laptop train simulator, train bell and a projector for use at outside events
to help it deliver a highway/ railway safety message to the public. That
equipment has been removed. Funds from the sale will go back into the OL
Dan Di Tota, national director, of Operation Lifesaver, said OLEV or
Operation Lifesaver's Educational Vehicle, has been a big hit since it first
rolled out of the manufacturer's shop in Winkler, Manitoba.
It has been a mainstay at functions across Canada, ranging from Grey Cup
events, the CP Holiday Train cross-Canada food bank tour and community
initiatives with its volunteer drivers and other partners.
Operation Lifesaver is a joint partnership of Transport Canada and the
Railway Association of Canada to reduce crossing collisions and trespass
incidents that involves communities, government and industry. The recreational
vehicle will shed its distinctive decals and creative, reflective material
before going to market.
For further information:
For further information: Dan Di Tota, Operation Lifesaver, (613)
564-8094; Roger Cameron, Railway Association of Canada, (613) 564-8097