Members of our policing committee pictured here with OPP Sgt. Michael Burton and owner of Stayner Dairy Queen, Sherry Schaap, to kick off the Bike Helmet Campaign for 2014.
Our bike helmet campaign involves members of the policing committee and OPP handing out tickets to youth spotted around Clearview wearing their helmets...they get a ticket for doing something positive! The ticket is to receive a free ice cream cone from Stayner Dairy Queen for wearing their bike helmet properly!
According to a newspaper article written in the Hamilton Spectator (dated 2012): A Statistics Canada 2009 report found that only about one-third of the 11 million Canadians who cycle admit to wearing a helmet. Youth aged 12 to 19 and young adults 20 to 34 had the lowest helmet wear. Statistics also indicate that girls wear bicycle helmets more than boys. It is important to get our local youth into the routine of wearing a bike helmet each and every time they take their bicycle out for a ride. Our committee's aim was to ticket those wearing their helmets and providing them with positive encouragement.
At the end of the initiative, prizes were drawn and given to those youth that turned their coupons in to Stayner DQ. Pictured below are some of the winners, OPP representatives and CCPC members that were on hand for the presentations in October. Congratulations to everyone that was recognized for wearing their bike helmets this summer!
A big THANK YOU goes to Stayner Dairy Queen for supplying the free ice cream cones and to Huronia West OPP for taking the time to hand out the coupons.
Please ride your bike safely. Wear your bike helmet properly.