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OPG Water Safety Day: March 17


“Water is the driving force of all nature,” is the message ofa TV ad from Ontario Power Generation (OPG) that warns about the danger near hydro stations and dams.

The TV ad follows a single drop of water moving through turbulent waters at a hydroelectric generating station, sweeping through its turbines to generate electricity, and ending at a Gravenhurstbarber shop powering an electric shaver.

“It's important to remember that many hydroelectric stations and dams are operated remotely, so water near these facilties can turn dangerous quickly and without warning,” says Mike Martelli,OPG’s President,Renewable Generation.“And ice near our stations is often deceptively thin, and can crack and give way easily. That's why it’s so important foreveryone to stay clear and stay safe.”

The advice is particularly timely. On Saturday, March 17, OPG will hand out freewater safety bags and information materials to help keep families safe this winter. Visit for more information.

Show location

The International Centre

6900 Airport Rd
Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8

(905) 361-2677

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Show hours

  • Wednesday March 13th 10am - 7pm
  • Thursday March 14th 10am - 7pm
  • Friday March 15th 10am - 7pm
  • Saturday March 16th 10am - 7pm
  • Sunday March 17th 10am - 5pm


  • Adult $20.00
  • Senior (60+) $15.00
  • Junior (13 - 17yrs) $13.00
  • Kids (12 & under) FREE!