Progressive Agriculture Safety Days held in Milford, NS on Friday, October 25, 2019, was a huge success thanks to all 34 kids ages 7 to 12, who participated in the safety day. Kids from various locations throughout the Province joined together to learn about farm safety. The kids rotated through 8 stations learning about ATV & tractor safety, chemicals often confused with household or consumer products, biosecurity, fire & fire extinguishers, ticks, and first aid and group activities in the afternoon.
The favorite station of the day was ATV Safety with Cody Wilkins of Aurora OHV Training with the interactive fire extinguisher station with Joe Treen of Safety Services Nova Scotia coming in a very close second.
The beginning of the afternoon involved an interactive Agriculture Trivia Game. Then Build A Safety Kit in which all the participants went home with safety gear such as safety glasses, hearing protection, flashlights, emergency contact cards, and hand sanitizer to name a few of the items. We wrapped up the day with a hearty farm safety Bingo game.
The kids walked away at the end of the day with a great new t-shirt as well as a Take Home Bag of goodies to include a WCB Youth Safety Kit, Tattoos, Farm Safety Activity Book, Farm Safety USB, Card Holder, Sun Safety Bracelet, EHS Pencil, and Water Safety Activity Booklet.
Thank you to all of the volunteers who allowed this day to run smoothly and keep the participants engaged. Also, thank you to Picasso Pizza, Milford Foodland, and Tim Hortons who kept our volunteers and participants nourished throughout the day.
Keep an eye out for the event in 2020, being held in Antigonish at the end of October. Details will be posted in the coming months. See you in 2020.