District kids rewarded for being safe cyclists
This summer, the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) partnered with the Rainy River District Community Policing Committee (RRDCPC) in support of the Positive Tickets program.
The Positive Tickets programs is a great way for police and community partners to team together to reward children for obeying the law, wearing a helmet and being safe while participating in any wheeled activity. Head injuries are often preventable if the appropriate equipment is worn and together, the community and police are striving to get the message out to youth that wearing a helmet is not only promoting safe behaviour but it is also a behaviour worth rewarding.
The RRDCPC assisted the project with the purchased three Ipod Nano’s that were drawn during the Atikokan Bass Classic. Over the summer months, officers worked along side two OPP Youth In Policing summer students and together, they handed out 94 positive tickets to deserving children.
The winners of the IPOD Nano’s are:
J. Sportak, age 7 years of Atikokan
J. Marschalk, age 9 of Fort Frances
K. Armstrong, age 9 of Rainy River
The OPP would like to thank the Atikokan Youth Centre, Town of Fort Frances and the Rainy River Library for providing a space for the children to register their positive tickets. Special thanks to the RRCPC for their support of this worthwhile program.