Apr. 24, 2017 PLYMOUTH EAGLE.
Plymouth Michigan News
Local families with at-risk and special populations are invited to meet and mingle with Canton police officers and firefighter/paramedics at the first Canton Community Connection Day.
This free event is planned for 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Parkway, in Canton.
Community Connection Day is an effort to dispel fears and myths special populations may associate with lights, sirens and uniformed public safety personnel, according to a prepared release from the public safety department. The event will be interactive and hands-on, allowing attendees the opportunity to look and sit in police and fire vehicles, as well as talk with police officers and firefighters. The intent is to build a trust and comfort level for special populations when seeking out or receiving assistance from first responders, the release continued. In return, public safety personnel will also gain insight as to the needs and concerns of this special population for potential future interactions.
This is an open event, no registration needed, being presented by Canton Leisure Services, Canton Public Safety, and Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. The event will feature giveaways and an expo area of resource-related vendors and organizations including: Fat Wheels, Mt. Brighton Adaptive Ski, Autism Alliance of Michigan, the Miracle League of Plymouth and more. This event is made possible by community sponsors including Building Bridges Therapy Center and Contemporary Dentistry.
For more information, visit www.cantonfun.org.