January 15, 2013
Kamloops, B.C. - Eighty percent of children's car seats or booster seats are installed incorrectly. This is an important and mandatory safety requirement ensuring children are safe while in a vehicle. Currently there are limited community resources available to ensuring seats are properly installed, which is why the City of Kamloops is pleased to introduce car seat safety checks.
The City of Kamloops has partnered with Jennifer Harbaruk, Certified Child Passenger Safety Educator, to offer drop-in Car Seat Safety Checks on Sunday, January 20th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Tournament Capital Centre during Unplug and Play Week organized by Literacy in Kamloops (LINK). During this drop-in-program, parents will learn the ins and outs of car seat safety and how to protect their children in motor vehicles. Parents will receive instruction and hands-on installation and techniques.
The TCC is also offering a free Mother Goose Swim from 3:00 to 4:30 pm on Sunday, January 20th, so the tots can swim while parents get their car seat checked.
Donations are accepted and proceeds will go towards Literacy in Kamloops (LINK). For more information about Literacy in Kamloops (LINK) and Unplug and Play Week please visit www.literacyinkamloops.com.
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Nicole Beauregard, Active Living Coordinator
City of Kamloops