2nd Annual 'Show You Care With Coats' Road Safety & Charity Event
||Wednesday November 21, 2012 @ 11:30am to 12:30pm
||Point Grey Secondary, Vancouver, BC||
||Karen Bowman 250.797.0833||
Event Description: November 21st marks the National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, a day for Canadians to remember lives lost, families forever changed and to reflect upon and educate one another about what we can do to increase safety behind the wheel. To date, 15 lives have been lost in traffic-related fatalities in Vancouver, already exceeding last year’s total of 13.
The Vancouver Fire Service, Vancouver Police Department and the BC Ambulance Service have teamed up with BC-based Drop It And Drive for their 2nd annual ‘Show You Care With Coats’ charity event hosted at Point Grey Secondary on Wednesday, November 21st. With involvement and support from Young Drivers of Canada and Klein Lyons, the event is set to highlight road safety issues facing British Columbian's.
A crashed car marks the focal point of the lunch-hour commemorative event, the first of its kind to take place in Vancouver. Point Grey students will witness first-hand the reality of a crash scene when the Vancouver Fire Service arrives on scene to extract the ‘victim.’ The Vancouver Police Department and the BC Ambulance Service will attend the scene as if it were a real life crash scenario.
“This charity event involves teens in raising awareness about road safety and the dangers of distracted driving while supporting worthy Vancouver charities and groups. The donated coats, representing lives lost on Canada’s roads, will be delivered to downtown Eastside charities and groups by the Vancouver Fire Service,” says Karen.
Note: This event is by invitation only.