Thank you!…the 2nd annual Kelowna event commemorating a day of remembrance for road traffic victims was a success.
Of course, nothing in my world would turn, and this event wouldn’t have come together without my beautiful wife, Terri Hergott!
Thank you to those who took turns at the microphone to offer road safety messages from your own particular perspectives: Deputy Fire Chief Dale Calhoun, RCMP Cst. Kris Clark, MADD representatives (Eva and Tina), Paul Nesbitt of Designated Dads, and UBCO representative Dr. Gord Lovegrove.
Thank you, again, to the Kelowna Fire Department for bringing out the big engine and illuminating the event!
Thank you to those of my staff, friends and family who came out to a VERY cold event who, while you may well support the important cause of road safety, I know were there to support me.
Thank you to the victims of road traffic incidents who felt moved to attend. I hope that, together, we managed to put on a meaningful event. Please take me up on my invitation to share your story on www.onecrashistoomany.com with the generous volunteer support of counsellor Helen Helen Wolfe Hofer.
Finally, thank you to Jim (sorry, I didn’t get your last name) of Global, and Global News, who was there to provide media coverage: http://globalnews.ca/news/
Thank you to all who attended our second annual road safety awareness event.
Watch the Celebrity Poker players in action
REMEMBRANCE…Paul Hergott, a Capital News columnist and advocate for safer driving habits, led the National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims service held in the Orchard Park Mall parking lot last week. In the last five years, 578 people have been killed in car crashes in the Southern Interior, with an average of 116 people killed every year. Speeding is the leading cause of car crash fatalities in B.C. On average, 47 people are killed each year in the Southern Interior in speed-related crashes. Each October there is an average of 33 crashes resulting in injuries or death in the Southern Interior due to people driving too fast for the conditions. That number more than triples in December to 109 as the driving conditions worsen. The National Day of Remembrance is intended to acknowledge traffic accident victims and encourage drivers to reflect on how their own driving behaviours can help keep themselves and everyone on our roads safe. Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Capital News
Thank you for making our first Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament a success!