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Celebrate safe cycling, walking and wheeling for kids at the Oak Bay Tea Party

June 1, 2017

OAK BAY, B.C. – Each year, 2,400 children are injured as pedestrians and 4,700 are injured on self-propelled wheeled activities, such as cycling and skateboarding.

Island Health is participating in the Oak Bay Tea Party parade this year to celebrate Safe Kids Week – a national injury prevention initiative. The parade entry will encourage kids to be leaders in road safety by staying active and keeping safe while travelling. The parade walking group will wear “safety superhero” capes and accompanying children will wear superhero costumes and use active transportation, such as a bike or scooter.

Members of the media are invited to participate in this event.

WHEN: Saturday, June 3 from 10:30-11:15 a.m. 

WHERE:  The parade begins at Windsor Park (2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3) and weaves throughout Oak Bay (2.7 km) ending at Willows Beach (See parade route).                        

PHOTO OPS:  
• Dr. Murray Fyfe, Medical Health Officer, Island Health
• Children and Island Health staff participating in the parade 

INTERVIEW OPS:
• Dr. Murray Fyfe, Medical Health Officer, Island Health

Media Inquiries                                                                              
Jennifer Parisi
Phone:  250-818-6397
Email: jennifer.parisi@viha.ca