Camden Loewen of Abbotsford recently joined the War Amps float at the Vancouver Santa Claus Parade.

Camden Loewen of Abbotsford recently joined the War Amps float at the Vancouver Santa Claus Parade.

Local ‘Champ’ encourages kids to play safe

Camden Loewen of Abbotsford is safety ambassdor for the War Amps

Camden Loewen, 9, of Abbotsford, joined the War Amps PlaySafe/DriveSafe float in the recent Vancouver Santa Claus Parade, telling kids to “spot the danger before you play!”

Camden, born a left-arm amputee, is a member of the War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program.

Through his role as a safety ambassador, he encourages kids to be aware of road signs and moving vehicles in their neighbourhoods.

Organizers say Camden is well-qualified to pass on the Play Safe message as he knows what it is like to live without a limb and has met children who have lost limbs in accidents that could have been prevented.