Huron County, ON – Families are invited to a free outdoor movie night at the Wingham Splash Pad, Friday June 12, 2015.
The Huron County Health Unit, in partnership with the Muskrat Festival, will present “Big Hero 6” as part of a tobacco-free event. Activities promoting tobacco-free living, such as button making and a trivia wheel, begin at 7 p.m. The movie begins at dusk. Please bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on.
This tobacco-free, family-oriented event brings attention to the role of media messaging and tobacco use.
“Since most movies with smoking are rated for kids and teens they can have a big influence on kids to start smoking,” says Public Health Promoter Samantha Docherty. “This helps the tobacco industry recruit a new generation of customers.”
As a fundraising activity, refreshments will be available for purchase at the outdoor movie event. Youth volunteers will gather public support in addressing the issue of smoking in movies rated for children and youth.
The free movie will take place rain or shine. The rain location is the Wingham Legion at 183 Victoria St. W.
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