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Elementary student rewarded for bicycle safety

Constable Dave Trenholm with the Elk Valley RCMP and Tammy Ogden with Teck Coal present Ruby Staples with a $500 gift certificate to purchase a new bike. - Photo by Nicole Liebermann
Constable Dave Trenholm with the Elk Valley RCMP and Tammy Ogden with Teck Coal present Ruby Staples with a $500 gift certificate to purchase a new bike.
— image credit: Photo by Nicole Liebermann

Grade one student Ruby Staples is the lucky winner of the Elk Valley RCMP’s Get Caught Being Good bicycle safety program.

The Isabella Dicken Elementary School student has received a $500 gift certificate to The Guides Hut, meant to be used towards the purchase of a new bike.

In conjunction with Teck Coal, Get Caught Being Good encourages and recognizes safe bicycle practices in Fernie, Sparwood, and Elkford. RCMP, along with local firefighters, spent time on the streets over the last few months looking for individuals wearing properly fitting bicycle helmets, and acting as positive role models for bicycle safety in their community.

Adults and children who were found demonstrating safe bicycle practices were given the chance to enter a draw for the program’s grand prizes.

Ruby has received the youth prize, while an adult will be rewarded with a gift certificate for a night’s stay at Island Lake Lodge.

 

 

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