CORNWALL, Ontario – The sixth annual Bikes and Badges took place at St. Lawrence College on Saturday, June 1.
More than 100 kids came out to learn about bike safety, meet members of the Cornwall Police Service and have the chance to win a new bike or bike helmet.
“It is a great opportunity to teach kids about the rules of the road and for officers to teach them how to properly wear their helmets,” said Stephanie MacRae, Communications Officer with the Cornwall Police Service.
“We had four sponsors six years ago, and this year we have 12,” said Cst. Brian Langlois. “To see the event grow and participation reach over 100 kids is fantastic.”
There were four bikes that were being given away at the event. Two were donated by Canadian Tire, one was donated by the Bikes and Badges committee, and another by the law firm Burns, Tucker and Lachine.