July 15, 2011

Provincial Summit Focuses on Healthy Cities for Children

Kamloops, B.C. - Kamloops will play host to the 3rd Annual Cities Fit for Children Provincial Summit on May 10th - 11th, 2012 at Thompson Rivers University.

The goal of this summit is to emphasize the role of local partnerships, strategies and successes, including business engagement strategies, which contribute to liveable and healthy cities for children and youth. This event will bring together local, municipal and regional leaders involved in policy decisions to help design and build healthy safe communities for children and their families. The 2012 summit is anticipated to attract approximately 300 delegates from across the province, providing them with the opportunity to network and learn about how leaders at any level can make a difference in creating sustainable communities.

The City of Kamloops is currently looking for proposals from organizations or individuals interested in presenting at this conference. Theme categories include:

Proposal applications are available online at www.kamloops.ca/citiesfitforchildren. Submissions can be sent to nbeauregard@kamloops.ca. Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2011.

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Media Contact:
Nicole Beauregard, Community and Social Development Supervisor
City of Kamloops