“TELL me & I’ll Forget,
SHOW me & I may remember,
INVOLVE me & I will understand”
Meet our committee:
My name is Mary Ann Buntrock and I am the chairperson for the Lambton Children’s Safety Village. I have been involved with building the Safety Village from day one. Through the years, I have learned a lot of lessons and gained a lot of friends.
I was born in Stratford Ontario, raised in Welland, Ontario and since 1979 I have lived in Sarnia, Ontario. I am married (50 years), mother of 2 (Aaron & Randi), grandma of 3 (Tristan, Jessica & Logan) and great grandma (Arthur).
I worked for the Federal Government since 1979 until I retired in 2010. I worked my way up from being a clerk to being a Superintendent at Customs Border Services at the Bluewater Bridge, Sarnia. Through these years I was involved with community services work. I have received several awards from the Federal Government, a couple awards from the provincial Government and I was on the Sarnia Mayor’s list – all for my volunteer work in the community. l belonged to the Lambton Drug Awareness group and taught the Customs course at Lambton College. Right now I chair the Safety Village and l belong to the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 62.
The idea of a Children’s Safety Village is not new. There are already approx 15 in Ontario. The Lambton Children’s Safety Village programs will be taught year-round by safety professionals and will educate children on fire, water and electrical safety, will address sensitive issues such as drug and stranger awareness, “street smart”, farm safety and careful internet use.
The Village will also be built to qualify for LEEDS certification incorporating sustainability initiatives which will reduce environmental impact. Just think Lambton County has approx 12,000 children that will attend the Village annually. PLUS summer programs, Christmas/Halloween in the park – the ideas are endless.
February 2018 – Lambton Children’s Safety Village will now be built at the Lorne C Henderson Conservation Area in Petrolia.
MORE GOOD NEWS TO FOLLOW
Our primary goal is to help to reduce child-related injuries in the communities of Lambton by creating a safe setting where young people will learn Safety Awareness and will be motivated to learn how to make smart choices in their daily lives.