Waterloo Region Children's Safety Village to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Waterloo Region, Ontario – The Waterloo Region Children’s Safety Village is gearing up to celebrate its 25th anniversary and will be honouring this special occasion by holding a Silver Gala on September 14, 2017.

The Safety Village, located beside the Waterloo Regional Police Headquarters building on Maple Grove Road, first opened in September, 1992 with the goal of educating local students on safety skills that help prevent injury.

During its first year of operation, more than 10,000 children visited the Village. Over the past 25 years, more than half a million students from around Waterloo Region have visited and participated in the popular police and fire education programs. On average, 22,000 students visit each year.

Students in Grades 1, 3 and 5 are taught by a uniformed police educator who instructs the students in the fundamentals of traffic, bicycle, pedestrian and online safety. Grades 2, 4 and 6 students are taught fire safety and emergency preparedness by a uniformed fire educator.

To celebrate the success of the Village, a gala will be held September 14, 2017 at the St. George Banquet Hall in Waterloo. A silent and live auction will take place, featuring Waterloo Regional Police Chief Bryan Larkin as Auctioneer. Local celebrity Neil Aitchison will be the Master of Ceremonies. Two of the founding members of the Village, former Police Chief Larry Gravill and former Fire Chief Terry Allen, will also speak at the event.

To order tickets please visit http://waterlooregioncsv.com/

Media Inquiries:
Lee Fitzpatrick
Chairperson of the Children’s Safety Village Governing Committee
Lee.fitzpatrick@wrps.on.ca

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