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Drop-In car seat clinic held in Carlyle

One of a number of clinics to happen in southeast Saskatchewan in the coming weeks.
Kids First community liaison Jennifer Sedor inspecting a car seat occupied by seven-year-old Leelynn Fornwald of Lampman.

CARLYLE - In collaboration with SGI, the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Regional Kids First, the Carlyle Fire Hall hosted the first of 15 car seat clinics to be held in southeast Saskatchewan over the coming weeks.

Families were invited to drive in and have their children’s car seats inspected by trained professionals.

Those attending were welcomed by employees of Andrew Agencies, South ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) Education and Prevention co-ordinator Lorie Norris and Regional Kids First community liaison Jennifer Sedor.

Both Norris and Sedor are certified members of the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada.

“SGI provides the training and funding for these clinics. We want to give parents as much education as we can to ensure that they travel with their young families as safely as they can,” said Norris.  

Every car seat goes through a stringent child restraint checklist. This is to ensure the child is secured safely, that the child restraint is installed correctly, and that the child restraint meets standards.

Jessica Fornwald drove in from Lampman when she found out about the Carlyle clinic. “We had lived in Alberta before moving to Lampman and I wanted to make sure our car seats conformed to all Saskatchewan safety regulations,” said Fornwald.

“This is the first of 15 clinics scheduled to take place here in southeast Saskatchewan,” added Sedor. “I urge everyone to come out and ensure that your car seat is considered legal and safe. It only takes a few minutes and is entirely free.”

Additional clinics planned in the coming weeks include Oxbow May 29 at the Expressway Family Centre.