The Canadian National Exhibition opened in Toronto last Friday and with the threat of the end of summer looming in the distance comes with it a dangerous combination of carnival games, food, and rides.
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Here at the Canadian Red Cross, we’ve put together a list of items from your emergency preparedness kit to help you navigate the CNE safely:
- Compass and map: The CNE can be confusing to navigate so be sure to pick up a map on your way in to help you plan your day of rides, shopping, eating, and playing.
- Have an emergency plan in place: In the large crowds at the CNE it is easy to lose a friend or family member. Agree on a meeting place in advance and make sure every person in your group knows where it is.
- Non-perishable foods: Select foods that are lightweight and low in sodium to offer your body respite in between your sampling of deep-fried butter and Krispy Kreme hamburgers.
- Hat: even though the summer is coming to an end the sun’s UV rays can still be quite high. Make sure to pack a hat to protect your head from the sun and to help you keep you cool - but hold on to it on the Crazy Mouse Coaster!
With these items in your kit your trip to the CNE this year is sure to be a safe and fun experience!
For other preparedness tips visit http://www.redcross.ca/ready and find out how to prepare yourself for any emergency and join the #beready discussion on Twitter.