This picture taken in Kelowna’s City Park, shows Const. Fred Arnold of the Kelowna RCMP Bike Patrol Unit, hands young bike rider Jonathan coupons for a free Lava Cake from Dominos Pizza and a free ice cream cone from McDonalds

Do the right thing, get a ticket

RCMP handing out tickets to kids who are positive role models

In an effort to promote safe bicycle riding habits in the Central Okanagan, Kelowna RCMP officers and City of Kelowna bylaw enforcement officers will be ticketing children who are spotted following the rules of the road.

Throughout the Okanagan summer months, general duty, traffic services and bike patrol RCMP officers in Kelowna will be on the lookout for children wearing their helmets, or displaying positive bike safety behaviours, like walking their bicycles across the street at an intersection.

“Simply put, doing the right thing has its ‘tasty’ rewards,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said. “We are very thankful for our partnership with BrainTrust Canada here in Kelowna, and all the generous partners within the community, who make it possible for us to provide a positive reward to our local youth caught doing the right thing.”

Related: West Kelowna RCMP use ATVs in off roads arrest

“It’s more than rewarding safe behaviour, it’s a fantastic opportunity for our men and women to have a positive interaction, which may have a life long impact, on the youth in our wonderful community,” O’Donaghey said.

All youth out for a bike ride this summer in the Central Okanagan should prepare themselves for the possibility of being pulled over by one of our officers, who just may hand them a ticket and a coupon which can redeemed at on of our partners for a special treat.

Mounties have also been armed with gift certificates, which entitles the recipient to a free helmet from BrainTrust Canada in Kelowna. These gift certificates are distributed to young riders who may be using a damaged, outdated or improperly fitted helmet.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Local Kelowna project tabs restaurant workers for industry fundraiser

The 2nd Hungry Games invites fundraises for local charities

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Clear skies and pushing 20 C

Environement Canada forcasts a sunny and warm Easter weekend

Peeling away: OK strip clubs disappearing

Hear from Penticton’s only strip club owner about their success in a dying industry

Berry: Sayonara journalism, it’s been fun

Lake Country had more in store than I bargained for

Okanagan’s oldest mayor shows no sign of slowing down

Mayor James Baker has decades of history in his political career

Parliament Hill 4-20 organizers predict record crowd after legalization

A celebration? Yes, but organizers say concerns remain about the government’s decisions on legalization rollout

Building a better learning environment for B.C. students

Minister’s message for Education Week, April 23-27

Seattle’s 4-20 ‘protestival’ enjoys tolerance, some support – and B.C. could do the same

Seattle’s Hempfest a large-scale occasions with vendors, prominent musical acts and thousands of attendees

B.C. mountain biker sent home from hospital twice, despite broken vertebrae

Released in Maple Ridge to go home with three fractured vertebrae

Deck collapses in Langley during celebration, multiple people injured

Emergency responders rushed to the Langley home

Home Hardware to give away free Reusable Shopping Bags in honour of Earth Day

“We feel we have a responsibility to keep our ecological footprint as small as possible”

BC Care Providers to explore new solutions to care aide shortage in Okanagan

CEO Daniel Fontaine finishes Listening Tour, discusses possible care aide internship in Okanagan

B.C. RCMP receive application for Police Cat Services

RCMP announced the launch of the Police Cat Services unit as an April fools joke

Traffic flagger ‘pushed’ by vehicle in Osoyoos on April 18

Aimee Attig is looking for witnesses of the incident that took place on Highway 3 near the AG Foods

Most Read