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Local residents reap rewards of wearing bicycle helmets

The Timmins Police Service’s annual Helmets On campaign has come to a close, with several people being rewarded for their outstanding bicycle safety practices. Helmets On was held in partnership with the Seizure and Brain Injury Centre, and the Porcupine Health Unit.

The campaign saw both children and adults who wore their bicycle helmets throughout the summer being rewarded with free passes to various local activities including Neo Laser Tag, Hollinger Mini-Putt and the Archie Dillon Sportsplex Pool. The free passes were generously donated by the above-mentioned organizations.

Individuals wearing their bicycle helmets were also provided ballots to be entered into a draw for prizes donated by local car dealership James Used. Winners were drawn this week, with prizes being handed out on Monday, September 11. Winners of brand new bicycles purchased by James Used were Maxim Gervais and Jaydon Warren of Timmins, with Carole Faucher winning a car detailing at James Used for setting a good example and wearing her bicycle helmet as an adult.

Timmins Police officers handed out over 300 ‘tickets’ during the course of the campaign for youth ‘caught’ wearing their bicycle helmets.

The Timmins Police Service would like to thank Neo Laser Tag, Hollinger Mini-Putt, the City of Timmins and James Used for their generous donations

Cst. Rick Lemieux and Rob Baziuk of James Used present Carole Faucher with a free car detailing. Faucher’s name was drawn as part of the 2017 Helmets On campaign.

Jaydon Warren is presented with a brand new bicycle – his prize in the 2017 Helmets On campaign.

Maxim Gervais receives his new bike.