Safety day promising to be a ‘hoot’

Hooty the Owl is one of many cartoon characters who will be on hand for the Family Safety Day tomorrow at Memorial Arena from 2:30-7 p.m.
Being held in conjunction with Safe Kids Week, the goal is to heighten safety awareness in the Rainy River District.
Jeannette Cawston, programs co-ordinator with the Rainy River Future Development Corp., which is hosting the event this year, noted while it’s family-oriented, the event is not just for kids.
“There’s all kinds of different booths,” she noted. “It’s educational for adults because there are different rules and regulations coming out all the time.”
Admission is free.
For those looking for adventure, the Fort Frances Fire Department and ambulance attendants will demonstrate vehicle extrication at 6 p.m. And there will be free bucket rides for the kids courtesy of the town’s Public Work department.
Cawston also noted there will be prizes up for grabs, including bikes, helmets, in-line skating safety equipment, and all different kinds of safety packages.
To be eligible, people have to get their passports stamped at each booth and then enter the draw. Passports are available in today’s Times, or at the door.
In related news, the Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition will hold a car seat clinic and barbecue Saturday in the Safeway parking lot.