Did you know all 10 of these are Canadian? Literally from coast to coast – from New Brunswick to Toronto, Manitoba, Alberta and BC – awesome Canadians have invented some things we literally can’t live without!
1. Make sure you are ready for an emergency: A year ago, we wrote this post – and it’s incredible to see that so many of the families from Calgary are still displaced and homeless. So – as we get ready to celebrate, do spend a little of bit of time to plan out how your family would handle an emergency (hint: see our blog post for the four things you need to do, courtesy of ePact Network, emergency preparedness tool).
2. Teach kids to respect the dangers of being near water: Too many accidents happen on the first long weekend of the summer. To have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend, also review water safety with your kids – they forget things you assume they remember from last summer, so here are the 10 must know rules for kids near water.
3. Be wary of people who Drink & Drive: Canada Day weekend has been historically in the top list for accidents, not only because more families are on the road but also because sadly too many people still get behind the wheel when they shouldn’t. So – be vigilant, make sure car seats are well installed and seat belts are properly applied.
Happy long weekend to all!
Alexandra T. Greenhill, MD, CEO cofounder myBestHelper