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Media Advisory – The Rogers Pumpkin Patrol keeps streets safe and kids informed about the importance of Halloween safety

October 10, 2008

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    TORONTO, Oct. 10 /CNW/ -WHAT:  The 24th Annual Rogers Pumpkin Patrol program aims to educate
           parents and their children about the importance of Halloween
           safety. During the month of October, local police and Rogers
           employee volunteers team up to visit grade two and three classes
           in schools throughout the GTA. In addition to learning important
           safety tips from the volunteers and the police, students receive
           loot packs containing a reflective armband and a safety tip flyer
           to take with them on the big night. Parents and their children can
           feel at ease for another year knowing that Halloween school safety
           sessions will continue and red Rogers vans are ready to patrol
           neighbourhoods on Halloween for the 24th year.
           For more information visit www.pumpkinpatrol.com

    WHEN:  Thursday, October 16th, 2008
           10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
           (The safety presentation for the media will begin at 10:00 a.m.)

    WHERE: Toronto Police Headquarters
           40 College Street, Lobby

    WHO:   Staff Sergeant Michael Matic and Sergeant Steven Burns from
           Toronto Police Services
           Wayne Cramp, Regional President GTA, Rogers Cable
           Wendy Cooper, Manager, Community Relations GTA, Rogers Cable
           Children from the YMCA Family Development Centre
           The Rogers Pumpkin Patrol

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