Staying safe while cycling could earn youth in the community freebies from the Timmins Police Service. From June 11th until August 31st, the “Helmets On” campaign will run, with the focus being to keep the youth in the community safe and injury free. Additionally, bike safety presentations will be done in and around the City and at the Downtown Urban Park. Officers will be on patrol looking to give prize ballots to youth obeying the bicycle helmet laws.
The ballots entitle the bearer to win prizes as well as a free pass to the Sportsplex swimming pool or Mid Town Bowl. Ballots can be dropped off at the Timmins Police Service Community Facility or Northern Sports. This initiative would not be possible without partnerships with the Porcupine Health Unit, Seizure & Brain Injury Centre, Northern Sports, the City of Timmins and Timmins Mid Town Bowl.
Constable Rick Lemieux of the Timmins Police Service explains this year's campaign.
Whitley Meyer of the Porcupine Health Unit explains the need for and what to look for in helmet safety.