Operation Lifesaver Is Rolling These Days

OTTAWA - OLEV, the Operation Lifesaver education vehicle, has launched its 2006 campaign to save lives and reduce injuries along Canada’s railways by “marching” in the St. Patrick’s Day parades in Ottawa and Montreal.

The specially-equipped mobile classroom has rolled more than 75,000 kilometres since its launch in mid-2004, and participated actively in 88 community events.

“More than 300,000 people have attended the functions from coast to coast and OL’s volunteers and partners have distributed more than 100 cases of safety literature,” said Dan DiTota, national director of the public safety campaign, sponsored by the Railway Association of Canada and Transport Canada.

“OLEV has also provided millions of visual impressions as a moving billboard with its dramatic Look, Listen and Live message,” he said.

The vehicle’s last run before winter tie-up in December took it to more than 24 communities between Saskatoon and Vancouver alongside Canadian Pacific Railway’s Holiday Train for food relief as part of the train’s cross-Canada mission.

Contact Information:

Roger Cameron
Railway Association of Canada

Dan DiTota
Operation Lifesaver