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  Sun, Fun and Safety

May 27, 2013 15:11 ET

The annual Bicycle Fun and Safety Day happened this weekend under clear, sunny skies at the Kids’ Safety Village. Families from throughout Durham Region stopped by the village for an opportunity for kids to test their knowledge of bicycle and pedestrian road safety in a fun and realistic setting.

“Saturday’s Bicycle Fun and Safety day reached numerous families with messages of safe riding and helmet habits,” said Cst. Astrid Morse. “We thank Mayor John Henry, Inspector Eva Reti, CN Rail Officer Cynthia Stotz, and our numerous volunteers for being part of our successful fun-filled afternoon at the Kids’ Safety Village!”

Cst. Morse, with the assistance of volunteers, taught kids about the importance of cycling safety while testing their balance, over-the-shoulder checking and knowledge of hand signals at different stations setup throughout the village. Officer Stotz from CN Rail was on hand educating riders of the dangers posed by railway crossings, while a representative from Whitby’s Impala Sports offered a professional bike tune up. Oshawa Mayor John Henry also took in the festivities as a special guest speaker. The Mayor thanked the DRP for putting on the event.

Impala Sports also donated a bike that was raffled off to one lucky cyclist. Along with the bike, 75 free helmets were also given away, thanks to donations from CN Rail and the Brain Injury Association of Durham Region.

For anyone who missed it, you can click here to review these great safety tips.

The Kids’ Safety Village presents Bicycle Fun and Safety Day annually as an opportunity for families in Durham Region to learn and practice bike safety skills. For more information on the village, contact Cst. Morse at 905-668-9893 or at safetyvillage@drps.ca.

Below are attached files.
biek thumb (JPG file, 42.4K bytes)
Officer Astrid teaches a rider about road safety (JPG file, 442.0K bytes)
CN Officer Stotz hands out stickers and activity books (JPG file, 417.0K bytes)
Mayor Henry thanks both officers for dedicating their time (JPG file, 465.4K bytes)
Two of our helmet winners (JPG file, 416.2K bytes)