National Safe Communities Day was launched today in the Atrium at the Municipal Building.
Safe Communities Day coincides with International Safe Communities Week. The World Health Organization designated Calgary as a Safe Community in April 2003. A designated Safe Community is one which believes that a safe life is a basic right and aspires to create a safer life for all its citizens.
The national theme for Safe Communities Day is Be Visible.
People across the country are making themselves visible and showing their commitment to promoting safety in their community by wearing safety vests, reflective bands, helmets and lighting devices.
Check out this video from the event with Safer Calgary’s Carol Eamer and Calgary Fire Department’s Garth Rabel.