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HRM to be Officially Designated "Safe Community"

(Monday, June 16/2003)-- Provincial, civic, corporate and community leaders are expected to attend the HRM "Safe Community" official designation ceremony and breakfast this Thursday.

Paul Kells, founder of the Safe Communities Foundation, will attend the ceremony and officially present the designation to HRM. The only other Safe Community in Nova Scotia is the Town of Wolfville.

Mr. Kells, a former CBC Halifax and Toronto broadcaster and producer, founded the organization shortly after his teenaged son, Sean, was killed on the third day of his summer job, because he had not been properly trained or made aware of the dangers of the materials he was working with.

The Safe Communities Coalition of the Halifax Regional Municipality is part of a grassroots organization that values the importance of having a safe community for people to live, learn, work and play. It works with all sectors of life, including those at the grassroots level to provide a safe and healthy community for all of our citizens.

The media is invited to attend the event, where between close to 100 key community leaders from Halifax Regional Municipality will gather to hear details of this new program.

When: Thursday, June 19/2003

Time: 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Where: The Auditorium, McNally Building, St. Mary's University, Robie Street, Halifax


Mike LeRue
Project Manager, HRM Safe Communities Initiative
(902) 490-4697

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