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Don’t flip out: “Air” on the side of caution on the trampoline

6/28/2017

We see hundreds of kids every year in hospital emergency departments with injuries from trampolines. Of course we want to encourage physical activity and being outdoors, but we also want parents and caregivers to err on the side of caution, and take as many precautions as possible to limit preventable injuries related to trampoline use.

The most common injuries involve jumping or falling off the trampoline, often as a result of double being double bounced by someone. 80% of injuries in kids on trampolines occur when two or more children are on the trampoline at the same time.


Contest: Win a Fitbit Flex 2!

Help spread the word about trampoline tips and you could win!

  • Grand prize: 1 Fitbit Flex 2 and 3 passes to a trampoline park or rec centre in your area

  • Two second place prizes: 1 Fitbit Flex 2

How to enter:

  • Twitter: retweet our infographic along WITH the hashtag #aironthesideofcaution

  • Facebook: like any of our trampoline posts AND share on your own timeline along WITH the hashtag #aironthesideofcaution

  • Post your photo of safe trampolining on Twitter with the hashtag #aironthesideofcaution 

  • Post your photo of safe trampolining on Facebook with the hashtag #aironthesideofcaution

If you enter via Twitter you must follow @VCHhealthcare and @BCChildrensHosp.
If you enter via Facebook you must like VCHhealthcare and BC Children's Hospital.

Tips to win

  • Deadline: All entries must be posted between 4pm PST, June 27, 2017 and 11:59pm PST, July 27, 2017.

  • The photo could be of your trampoline or someone using your trampoline (ask for verbal permission first).

  • Maximum of four entries per person.

  • Your Twitter account must be public. For Facebook please ensure your post is public.

Contest details

  • This contest is open to legal residents of the VCH region (map of VCH region). VCH/PHC and PHSA employees are eligible.

  • Two entries per person per social media site (Twitter, Facebook) for a maximum of four entries per person, is possible.

  • By entering the contest, the entrant consents to the release of his/her name and image for promotional use by VCH/PHSA. Entrants must own the rights to the photo/s.

  • The prizes are not refundable or transferable.

  • A random draw for the winners will be held from all eligible entries. The winner will be contacted via Twitter or Facebook. 

Special thanks to our partners: BC Children's Hospital and BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit. 

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