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January 6, 2010
Toronto Marine Paramedics, Police and Fire units to provide winter water safety tips at Toronto International Boat Show
January brings snow, frozen rivers, lakes and ponds to the city of Toronto. With the change of season comes the opportunity for Toronto residents to enjoy all the fun outdoor activities that winter affords its residents.

The City wants residents to enjoy the winter outdoor fun and to remember that in winter it is important to be aware of preventive measures they can take around the water and ice to ensure safe winter fun for everyone.

At the third Annual “Anchors Aweigh” Race between Toronto Police Services, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Toronto Fire Services, hosted by the Toronto International Boat Show, Toronto Fire Chief Bill Stewart, Toronto Emergency Medical Services, Deputy Chief John Lock, and Toronto Police Services Deputy Chief Tony Warr will be available to speak with the media about cold weather water and winter safety tips.

Date: Thursday, January 7

Time: 10 - 11 a.m.

Location: “The Lake” at the Toronto International Boat Show, Ricoh Coliseum, 100 Princess Blvd.

Interviews can be scheduled before or after the charity “Anchors Aweigh” race which starts at 10:30 a.m.

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