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'Bee' Prepared City of Mississauga Hosts Emergency Preparedness Day

Apr 28, 2009

The City of Mississauga's Emergency Management Office, along with community partners, will host Emergency Preparedness Day on Tuesday, May 5.

"Emergencies can happen anywhere, at anytime," said Emergency Management Co-ordinator Catherine Blair.  "By making a plan and preparing a kit, you can be better prepared for a variety of emergency situations.  This year, we have added 'Buzz' the preparedness bee, and information about pets and emergencies to our promotions to reach younger audiences.  Emergency preparedness is about ensuring family safety, and all aspects of family life must be considered.  This event contributes towards the City's priorities of maintaining a safe City."

Event Details:         

Interactive displays, children's activities and demonstrations from community partners and emergency response agencies will be featured to help families learn how to prepare for emergencies.

Date:                         

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Time:                        

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Location:                 

Sheridan Centre                                  

2225 Erin Mills Parkway                 

Mississauga, ON

Emergency Preparedness Day is held annually in recognition of Emergency Preparedness Week, which is held across Canada from May 3 to 9. 

Mississauga is Canada's sixth largest city with a population of more than 700,000. With well-established infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities, the City is considered to be an employer of choice, delivering quality municipal programs and services to its citizens. Mississauga is a dynamic, diverse and progressive municipality, known for its economic strength and for being Canada's safest city.

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Media Contact:
Robina Kumar
Public Affairs Assistant
Phone: 905-615-3200x3719
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   robina.kumar@mississauga.ca


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