WHEREAS, July 5, 2019 will mark Parachute’s 3rd Annual national Prevention Day (NIPD): a day to raise awareness around the importance of injury prevention and help Canadians to live long lives to the fullest through education and advocacy; and

WHEREAS, Parachute is Canada’s national charity dedicated to reducing the devastating impact of preventable injuries; and

WHEREAS, Injury is the No. 1 killer of Canadians aged 1 – 44 and costs the Canadian economy $27 billion a year; and

WHEREAS, most injuries are predictable and preventable, and Parachute hopes to raise awareness on preventing injuries on the road, at home, and at play; and

WHEREAS, by providing the necessary information and tools, Parachute continues to work diligently to ensure that one day Canada will be free of serious injuries.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Bill Mauro, Mayor of the City of Thunder Bay, do hereby proclaim July 5, 2019 as National Injury Prevention Day in the City of Thunder Bay.