Lifestyle

Safety a parade priority

Andrew Stasiewski and Arianna Hunsicker. -
Andrew Stasiewski and Arianna Hunsicker.
— image credit:

Local members of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program  joined The War Amps PLAYSAFE/DRIVESAFE float in last fall’s Rogers Santa Claus Parade.

Surrey’s Andrew Stasiewski, 24, a partial left hand amputee, was a safety falker with the float, while Surrey’s Arianna Hunsicker, 9, a partial left hand amputee, rode the float as a safety ambassador.

“These Champs help us get the PLAYSAFE message out to more than 2.5 million people at parades across Canada each year,” said Rob Larman, director of PLAYSAFE/DRIVESAFE.

The float is designed to capture the attention of children, with ASTAR, the gold robot from Planet Danger reminding them that he can put his arm back on but they can’t.

To further reinforce the message, the safety walkers and ambassadors shouted out the PLAYSAFE message to kids and the DRIVESAFE message to adults along the parade route.

For more information, visit www.waramps.ca

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
BCTF touts deal in email to members
 
Fresh funding, fresh food
 
Surrey Hospital Foundation president to be honoured at KPU
The Fraser delta – a migration magnet for birds, whales and fish
 
Watch Black Press newsrooms take the hilariously hope-filled Ice Bucket Challenge
 
Tax agency sets up snitch line for own staff
Kim McLandress: ‘Healing’ model of justice
 
Amazing
 
Canna lilies add drama to your garden

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 16 edition online now. Browse the archives.