On June 11th the CRC, along with its partners, Parks and Recreation, Fox Creek Nordic and Trail, RCMP, Alberta Transportation, Alberta Health Services, and Citizens on Patrol hosted the Bike Rodeo as part of the Kick off to Summer.
The original Kick Off to Summer location was to be the School Field and Parking lots but due to the wet weather prior to the day of the event it was downsized and moved to the Arena.
Parents, grandparents and kids of all ages enjoyed the Parent Link Centre’s sensory bins with colored spaghetti and “pretend” snow, a Life sized Foosball game and face painting. Gord Ellert, from the Office of Traffic Safety, was on hand taking cyclists through the obstacle course of the Bike Rodeo.
Cst. Brad Schram worked with cyclists on hand signals and ensured that helmets were fitted properly. Colette Elko from Alberta Health Services Promotions also assisted with the helmet fitting and was available to do Car Seat checks to ensure child were being properly secured in the vehicle. Fox Creek Nordic and Trail provided several volunteers who inspected and repaired any bike parts which were deemed unsafe.
Sgt. Warren Wright was also doing fingerprinting for the Child Identification cards which provide parents with a copy of their child’s fingerprints and a strand of hair(for DNA purposes) in case these items are ever needed by police.
All bike rodeo participants got their name entered in a draw to win 1 of 3 new bikes. The winners were:
BMX Bike- Justice Oddie
20” Mountain Bike- Michael Donovan
26” Mountain Bike- Katelyn Straub
There were also a number of prizes including bells, lights, tire pumps, a helmet and water bottle and much more. A special thank you to Brad Peavoy of Treads ‘n Trails, Citizens on Patrol and Park and Recreation for donating door prizes.
Event goers also enjoyed a free BBQ lunch thanks to Brandon Pauling ,Freson Bros. and FCSS, who supplied the food and to Rival Trucking who supplied the BBQ as well as staff to do the cooking.
Thank you to the youth who helped for the event, Megan Chambers, Cayley McGinty, Matthew Pasula and Teri Kennedy-Flynn.
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