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War amps CHAMPS grad to blitz local schools with safety message

Through the CHAMP Program, child amputees are encouraged to accept their amputations and develop a positive approach to challenges.

The War Amps, a leader in the field of child safety, is bringing an important safety message to students at nine local schools between May 9 and 11. This initiative is coordinated in conjunction with the Trail RCMP Detachment.

Tiffany McCormick, a graduate of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, will give one-hour long presentations to local school children. Tiffany was born a partial right hand amputee and is well-qualified to pass on the PLAYSAFE message. As a member of CHAMP, she met many children who lost limbs in accidents, and now works at getting the message of “playing safely” across to as many children as possible. Through this blitz, she will reach more than 1,000 area students in three days.

The presentations will be as follows:

Rossland's Ecole Des Sept-Sommets
2160 St. Paul, CP 880, May 9 at 9 a.m.

Trail's St. Michael’s Catholic School
1329 Fourth Avenue, May 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Robson Community School
3131 Waldie Avenue, Robson May 9 at 1 p.m.

Trail's Glenmerry Elementary School
3660 Carnation Drive, Trail, May 10 at 9 a.m.
 

Presentation of Plaque of Appreciation to Sgt. Darren Oelke
Glenmerry Elementary School
3660 Carnation Drive, Trail, May 10 at 9 a.m.


Fruitvale Elementary School
1867 Columbia Gardens Road, May 10 at10:45 a.m.

Trail's James L. Webster Elementary School
395 Schofield Highway, Trail, May 10 at 12:45 p.m.


Nelson's Hume Elementary School
310 Nelson Avenue, May 11 at 9 a.m.

Castlegar's Twin Rivers Elementary School
649 7 Avenue, May 11 at 11 a.m.

Castlegar's Kinnaird Elementary School
2273 10 Avenue, May 11 at 1:15 p.m.