Community Safety

TIMMINS POLICE LAUNCH ITS ANNUAL “HELMETS ON” CAMPAIGN

With the warmer weather taking hold in Timmins, bicycle riders are going to be taking to the area tails and roadways.
With this in mind, the Timmins Police Service alongside its community partners such as the Porcupine Health Unit, the Seizure and Brain Injury Centre, and Tourism Timmins is getting ready to kick-off the annual “Helmets On” Campaign.
The goal of this community safety joint venture is to promote the use of bicycle helmets by young riders as well as students and adults as well.
The benefits of wearing a helmet in terms of personal safety are obvious but this campaign goes beyond that in terms of rewarding riders who are found to be wearing a properly fitted helmet.
During the campaign, students found wearing their helmets will receive a free pass from program supporting businesses such as Science Timmins or the Hollinger Mini-Putt or Neo Laser Tag or the Sportsplex.
They also get a ballot for a chance to win a brand new bike donated by James Used Auto Sales of Timmins .
Adults found wearing their helmets will receive a ballot for a chance to win a car detailing from James Used Auto Sales of Timmins.
The media and the general public is invited to attend the campaign kickoff which is being held on Friday, May 18th at 2:00 p.m. at Science Timmins at 225 Fifth Avenue in Timmins.
Program coordinators will be on hand to provide further details and relevant commentary.