Wrapping Up a Successful School Tour

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We have wrapped up the first leg of our speaking tour of Alberta high schools. During the week of November 17-21, we visited schools in Calgary and Fort McMurray with Candace Carnahan to speak with students about why safety is so important in the workplace, and in life, and what they can do to keep themselves and others safe. We introduced students to some pretty nasty statistics, but our focus was on the human element behind those statistics. Candace spoke about her own experience with a life-altering workplace injury and the impact that it had not just on her, but on her family, friends and coworkers. Candace engaged students by having them share their own experiences and by answering the many different questions that they asked. All in all the tour was a great success, reaching over 1100 students, and we truly believe that these sessions will have a lasting impact on how students perceive safety in the workplace.

We would like to thank the following schools for inviting us to speak with your students:

  • Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School, Calgary ABSeeSomethingTourPoster
  • Lord Beaverbrook High School, Calgary AB
  • James Fowler High School, Calgary AB
  • Bishop Grandin Catholic High School, Calgary AB
  • Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, Calgary AB
  • Father Mercredi Catholic Jr/Sr High School, Fort McMurray AB
  • Fort McMurray Composite Jr/Sr High School, Fort McMurray AB
  • Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Fort McMurray AB
  • Westwood Community High School, Fort McMurray AB

In particular, we would like to thank the teachers and administrators from these schools who worked with us to make these speaking sessions happen. We could not have made this tour the success it was without your dedication. We would also like to thank everyone who tweeted our message as we visited schools across Calgary and Fort McMurray.

We are looking forward to launching the second leg of our speaking tour in the new year, focusing on schools in Edmonton and Grande Prairie.