CHAMPS Play Safe

Margarita Emersberger of the Windsor Champs delivered the important safety message at the 2014 Canada Day parade. Contributed image.

Margarita Emersberger of the Windsor Champs delivered the important safety message at the 2014 Canada Day parade. Contributed image.

By Leah Cameron

(WINDSOR, ON) – The War Amps float passed on the vital PLAYSAFE/DRIVESAFE message at the recent Windsor Canada Day Parade.

This year’s theme, Safety is no Accident – Spot the Danger, was depicted in the colourful, animated float, specially designed to capture the attention of children, and remind them to be aware of their surroundings at all times.

Giuliana Mancini of the Windsor Champs delivered the important safety message at the 2014 Canada Day parade. Contributed image.

Giuliana Mancini of the Windsor Champs delivered the important safety message at the 2014 Canada Day parade. Contributed image.

Giuliana Mancini, 6, and Margarita Emersberger, 19, of Windsor along with Amanda Desmarais, 23, of Amherstburg, joined the float as Safety Ambassadors. Members of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, they are well qualified to pass on the PLAYSAFE message as they have met children who have lost limbs in accidents that could have been prevented.

Champs now work at spreading the message of “playing safely” to as many children as possible.

Amanda-Desmarais of the Windsor Champs delivered the important safety message at the 2014 Canada Day parade. Contributed image.

Amanda-Desmarais of Amherstburg delivered the important safety message at the 2014 Canada Day parade. Contributed image.

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