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  Kids' Safety Village Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Sep 09, 2005 13:25 ET

Durham Police would like to invite the public to an Open House in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Kids' Safety Village (KSV) on Sep. 10. "Celebrate Safety" is the theme of the event as the Safety Village celebrates 10 years since it opened its doors to local school children. Since then more than 100,000 students have attended the village, along with their teachers and chaperones. Driving battery cars or bicycles along the streets and doing scavenger hunts or group activities as pedestrians, there is now a lot of history in this small town.

The village is being freshened up with new windows, displays and faces. During a brief ceremony starting at 1 p.m. Chief McAlpine will introduce the new village officer, PC Anna Jaciuk, and talk about the upcoming plans for the Village.

During the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can hear "The Cruisers", visit with local sponsors, or watch the ‘Rollover Simulator’, which shows what can happen when you don’t wear a seatbelt.

A barbeque will be thrown by the Optimist Club to help raise funds for KSV. Along with the barbeque, a raffle will be held to raise monies for the purchase of a Hazard House, which teaches children about home safety. A new sponsor to the Village, Mars and Sons Home Improvement donated most of the items for the raffle along with Panago Pizza.

The KSV is located in Whitby behind the Kathleen Rowe Public School at 1129 Athol Street. Parking is available at the Whitby Go Lot with regular shuttle buses between there and the Safety Village.

For more information you can call 905-668-9893 or email safetyvillage@drps.ca.

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Mini cars thumb (JPG file, 39.5K bytes)
PC Rathwell teach kids about bike safety (JPG file, 125.6K bytes)