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October 4, 2011
Ontario Science Centre to host kickoff event for Fire Prevention Week
Toronto City Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee, acting as Mayor Ford's designate, will join Toronto Fire Services’ Deputy Fire Chief Frank Lamie, Ontario Fire Marshal Ted Wieclawek, Ontario Science Centre Chief Executive Officer Leslie Lewis, and about 500 students of Thorncliffe Park Public School at the Ontario Science Centre to kick off Fire Prevention Week 2011. This year’s theme is "Protect Your Family from Fire!"

Date: Friday, October 7
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd. (parking on site)

Leslie Lewis will be accepting an award on behalf of the Ontario Science Centre from Toronto Fire Services for the centre's continued partnership and commitment to fire and life safety education for families.

Students from Thorncliffe Park Public School - one of the largest elementary schools in North America, with students' family backgrounds representing more than 40 countries - will view the educational fire safety movie Smart Science with Bill Nye and tour exhibits at the Ontario Science Centre. They will also have an opportunity to watch aerial truck demonstrations performed by Toronto firefighters and enjoy a pizza lunch courtesy of the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters' Association.

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