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WHSCC launches second season of Youth Game Show
Tuesday, February 16, 2010


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February 15, 2010 

St. John’s, NL The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) is pleased to announce the launch of a second season of the highly successful youth trivia game show SAFEWork NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life? The season opener will feature students from Jane Collins Academy of Hare Bay challenging Lester Pearson Memorial High in Wesleyville at 9:50 am, Tuesday February 16, with host Rory Lambert.  

The show was developed by the Commission in partnership with the Department of Education.  From February to May, 14 high schools in Newfoundland and Labrador will compete for more than $15,000 in scholarships and cash prizes for schools. 

“Every day in Newfoundland and Labrador, two young workers are injured on the job,” said Leslie Galway, the Commission’s CEO.  “Our goal is to educate young workers about their rights and responsibilities when it comes to workplace safety, and to empower them to take action where unsafe conditions exist.”  

The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Human Relations, Labour and Employment and Minister responsible for the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission said: “Who Wants to Save a Life? has captured the attention of our youth and educators province-wide. “While the momentum of the show continues to grow, we continue to work in several areas to educate youth and foster partnerships in an effort to improve workplace safety.” 

Minister of Education the Honourable Darin King said: “The youth game show is a well-crafted learning program that inspires youth to stay attentive, retain what they have learned and take action to make workplaces safer for young people across the province.”   
The season’s second game will feature Botwood Collegiate at Leo Burke Academy in Bishop’s Falls at 9:50 am, February 18.   

Seven games will be played in the show’s first round, involving schools from the Nova Central, Eastern, Labrador and Western School districts.  Winners will advance to the quarter final round, with students from Central Nova squaring off against Eastern, and Labrador against Western.   

The semi-finals will be played at the Holiday Inn in St. John’s and at the Stephenville Arts and Culture Centre.  The Who Wants to Safe a Life? final will be played at the Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts in Grand Falls-Windsor.  For more information on the show and a complete game schedule, visit: www.whscc.nl.ca.

Host Biography

Rory Lambert is a writer and actor from Rattling Brook in Central Newfoundland.  He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook, and an Apprenticeship from the Hippodrome State Theatre in Gainesville, Florida. 

As an actor, Mr. Lambert has worked with many Newfoundland and Labrador theatre companies including: Rising Tide Theatre, the Stephenville Theatre Festival, Rebel Island Theatre, c2c theatre and the New Curtain Theatre Company.  He most recently appeared in Rising Tide's Annual Revue 2009 and Seasons in the Bight Theatre Festival in Trinity.  He has also been cast in a principal role in an upcoming episode of the new CBC series, Republic of Doyle. 

Mr. Lambert’s writing works include:  Next Stone, Next Story (World's End Theatre), To Each His Own (Rising Tide Theatre), Last One Out, Turn Out The Lights (RCA Theatre's Fridge Festival, a component of the Magnetic North Theatre Festival) and Turncoat Hill (Rebel Island Theatre, the Grand Bank Theatre Festival, the Victoria Playhouse).  Mr. Lambert’s play Roy Story, a one-man show, was the winner of the Theatre Newfoundland Labrador Playwrighting Competition (2001).  New works in progress include: a television show with Deidre Gillard-Rowlings and Last Dance, co-written with Ms. Nicole Rousseau. 

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


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