ORILLIA-BASED KIWANIS CHILDREN’S SAFETY VILLAGE CHANGES WITH THE TIMES

Some 50,000 children have journeyed through the Kiwanis Children’s Safety Village since its roll out in 2009. The interactive village travels to area schools where students learn to live and play safely through hands-on displays covering potential dangers ranging from electricity and fire to traffic. But times are changing, and with that change comes the…

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IT TAKES A VILLAGE, AND AN ORILLIA RESTAURANT, TO RAISE A SAFE CHILD

John Epstein (second from right), owner of East Side Mario’s in Orillia, along with office manager Rose Hurtubise (far left), presented representatives of the Kiwanis Children’s Safety Village with a cheque for more than $1,500 in proceeds from a recent fundraising event. The interactive village travels to area schools, where children learn how to live…

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SAFETY VILLAGE SCORES SUPPORT FROM ORILLIA WALMART

Adam Robitaille, manager of Orillia’s Walmart store, donates a cheque for $1,000 to the Kiwanis Children’s Safety Village. On the receiving end are retired OPP constable Gerry Dwyer and Kiwanis Club of Orillia president Stephanie Worthington. The funds will go to support the interactive village, which travels to area schools where children learn how to live and…

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CAMPBELL RECEIVED A CERTIFICATE AND THE OSCAR FOR OUTSTANDING SUPPORT OF KIDS’ SAFETY IN THE COMMUNITY

An unsuspecting Paul Campbell was caught off guard at Orillia Public Library when former colleagues and students honoured him with an award at a surprise gathering. “I thought I was coming to help move around furniture,” joked Campbell, who retired as principal of the Monsignor Lee School in summer this year, in his thank you…

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NEW SAFETY PROGRAM FOR ORILLIA YOUTH

On the surface, it looks like any other pen…but it’s a whole lot more than that. Yank down on the slender metallic tag protruding from its underside and the simple writing tool reveals a colourful paper scroll imprinted with contact information for agencies serving youth in crisis. “It’s easy access,” said Gerry Dwyer, a retired…

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