Burnaby, British Columbia – A series of workshops will be held in British Columbia to instruct parents on the correct way to install and use child seats in vehicles. The clinics are held in conjunction with the BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation’s Child Passenger Safety Month.

At the clinics, certified child passenger safety educators spend approximately 20 minutes in a one-on-one session on installing and using seats. Educational workshops are one to two hours and are designed to help expectant parents and parents of newborns to become more familiar with the use and installation of infant car seats, including child seat laws, disassembling and reassembling the seat, how to harness the child properly, and how to install the seat in a vehicle.

In B.C., all drivers are responsible for transporting children in secure age- and weight-appropriate child car seats until the children reach their ninth birthday or reach 4-foot-9 in height.

Upcoming car seat checks include:

Kamloops – June 14, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Lizzie Bits Baby Company, 111 Oriole Road
For appointment: 1-877-247-5551    

Chilliwack – June 14, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm    
BCAA, 45428 Luckakuck Way
For appointment: 1-877-247-5551   

Abbotsford – June 16, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
BCAA 33338 South Fraser Way
For appointment: 1-877-247-5551           

Prince George – June 16, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fire Hall, 1111 7th Avenue
For appointment: 250-649-2399

Dawson Creek – June 18, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dawson Creek Fire Hall
For appointment: 1-877-247-5551

Vernon – June 18, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
BCAA Centre, 4400 32nd St
For appointment: 1-877-247-5551

Chilliwack – June 19, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
BCAA, 45428 Luckakuck Way
For appointment: 1-877-247-5551

NEW PARENT WORKSHOPS – Participation is by donation and pre-registration is required. Participants should bring the car seat, a doll or teddy bear to fit in the seat, two receiving blankets, and the owner’s manuals for both the car seat and the vehicle.

Vancouver – June 12, 10:00 am
Coal Harbour Community Centre, 480 Broughton St
To pre-register: 1-877-247-5551

Burnaby – June 15, 7:00 pm
Tommy Douglas Library, 7311 Kingsway
To pre-register: 1-877-247-5551

Millstream (Victoria) – June 19, 10:00 a.m.
BCAA Centre, 2401C Millstream Rd
To pre-register: 1-877-247-5551

For more information, visit Child Seat Info.

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