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Bobbi the Buoy Makes a Splash as OPG’s New Hydro Dam Safety Ambassador

TORONTO – In a bid to enhance safety awareness around hydroelectric facilities, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has introduced a new ambassador: Bobbi the Buoy. This friendly and engaging character aims to educate the public about the risks associated with hydro dams and stations, urging everyone to prioritize safety when near these water bodies.

Having spent years bobbing above and below the waters surrounding OPG’s hydroelectric dams and stations, Bobbi brings a wealth of experience, having witnessed everything from serene wildlife to hidden dangers lurking beneath the surface. Now, as OPG’s hydro dam safety champion, Bobbi is on a mission to spread awareness and promote safety measures to mitigate risks.

“Bobbi the Buoy serves as a friendly reminder of the serious risks posed by waters around hydroelectric facilities,” said Paul Seguin, Senior Vice President of Renewable Generation at OPG. “While we have a new character delivering it, the message does not change: please respect barriers and signage, and always stay clear and stay safe around our hydro dams and stations.”

Despite ongoing efforts to warn the public about these risks, some individuals continue to disregard safety signs and barriers, potentially endangering themselves and others. OPG works closely with the Ontario Provincial Police to enforce these warnings, emphasizing the importance of adhering to safety measures.

OPG operates 66 hydroelectric stations and 239 control dams across 24 Ontario River systems, making safety a top priority for both employees and the public. Through initiatives like Bobbi the Buoy, OPG seeks to foster a culture of safety and awareness, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the benefits of hydroelectric power responsibly.

To learn more about Bobbi the Buoy and dam safety, visit opg.com/damsafety. For updates and insights from OPG, follow them on Twitter @opg.

As we approach the long weekend and throughout the year, let’s heed Bobbi’s message: respect the barriers, stay clear, and stay safe around hydro dams and stations.

GTA Today will continue to provide updates on initiatives promoting safety and well-being within the Greater Toronto Area.

Tiana Squire

Tiana Squire is our Leisure and Lifestyle Writer, dedicated to covering a wide array of topics including restaurants & bars, fashion, travel and tourism, family events and entertainment. With a passion for exploring and sharing the best in leisure experiences, Tiana brings her unique perspective and enthusiasm to each piece she writes. For inquiries or feedback, contact Tiana at tiana.squire@gtaweekly.ca.

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