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$25,000 in scholarships and prizes up for grabs in season three
Monday, April 11, 2011



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April 11, 2011

$25,000 in scholarships and prizes up for grabs in season three of SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life? 

Season three of the popular youth game show SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life? is entering the playoff round, with $25,000 in scholarships and prizes available to students and schools across the province.

The fast-paced trivia game is a prevention initiative of the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission). The game show reaches the province's junior and senior high school students with key messages about occupational health and safety, injury prevention and the rights and responsibilities of young workers.

“Engaging young workers in effective prevention programs is one of our top priorities,” said Leslie Galway, the Commission’s Chief Executive Officer. “Not only are young workers often at high risk on the job, they offer an opportunity to start off with safe work habits and establish a stronger culture of safety for the next generation.” 

Every day in Newfoundland and Labrador two young workers, aged 15-24, are injured on the job. The Commission's goal is to empower workers, especially youth, to take action throughout the province and help foster a culture of safety where workplace accidents are unacceptable.  

The game show has reached approximately 8,000 students in the past two years, and this season featured 57 round-robin games at junior and senior high schools. For the semi-final round, a junior high and a senior high school team from each district have been selected. During the semi-finals, Labrador will play against Western, while Central will take on Eastern.  

The winners will advance to the final showdown in May. During the final round, senior high school students will compete for $15,000 in scholarships and cash prizes for their schools, while junior high school students will compete for approximately $10,000 in cash and prizes for students and schools. 

Since 2008, the Commission through SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life?, has awarded over $75,000 in scholarships, prizes and cash for schools.   

 

Team # 1

Team #2

Date

Time

Location

Semi #1 – Junior High

Menihek High School, Labrador City

G.C. Rowe Junior High, Corner Brook

April 14, 2011

10:00am

Corner Brook Arts & Culture Centre

Semi #2 – High School

Lake Melville School, North West River

Templeton Academy, Meadows

April 14, 2011

1:00pm

Corner Brook Arts & Culture Centre

Semi #3 – Junior High

Avoca Collegiate, Badger

Clarenville Middle School,

April 19, 2011

10:00am

Clarenville Events Center,

Semi #3 – High School

Gander Collegiate, Gander

Tricentia Academy, Arnold’s Cove

April 19, 2011

1:00pm

Clarenville Events Center

Final

TBA

TBA

May 19, 2011

TBA

Arts & Culture Centre Gander

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Kathy Dicks-Peyton
Manager of Communications and Event Planning
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission
Telephone: 709-778-1566 or 1-800-563-9000  

Or visit our website at: www.safeworknl.com

 

 

 

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