Getting kids re-introduced to first responders is one of the aims of the Helping Hands Hurrah being put on by the Lloydminster and District Cooperative on May 13.
Kristine Knourek, director of marketing and community relations says the family event will once again allow kids to get a front row seat and meet up with first responders.
“This Saturday we are hosting our second annual Helping Hands Hurrah. It’s a special event that we have designed for families and kids – in conjunction with our Co-op Kids Club. We bring together special community helpers and introduce them to the kids, let them test out some of the equipment and meet some of these friendly faces of our community.”
Knourek notes that the team at the Co-op wanted to have a space for kids to see that it’s totally alright to be around the emergency crews with their gear and uniforms.
“Let’s bring these helpers together in a safe place at the Co-op Marketplace and re-introduce the new generation to these wonderful people in uniform who help us every day – and truly reduce the barriers and show that there’s nothing to be afraid of. They are wonderful people who are here to help us and make our community safe.”
Groups on board include the Lloydminster Citizens on Patrol who will be serving up a barbecue fundraiser during the event.
Also, the local RCMP, Medavie ambulance-paramedics, and Lloydminster Fire Department.
Helping Hands goes Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lloydminster Co-op Marketplace.