Shaunavon RCMP and Bylaw officers partnered for a community youth event last week.

A Bike Rodeo was set up at the Christ the King Catholic Church parking lot with just under 200 kids attending to learn and practice their safe cycling techniques.  

Regional Bylaw Officer Bonnie Lingenfelter approached the local RCMP with the idea, and Constable Craig Johnston enthusiastically helped bring the day to fruition.  

“They're always on board to partner with the Town of Shaunavon, and vice versa,” she said. “It wasn't a surprise that they came on board so quickly at all.” 

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There were four stations set up for kids aged five to 12 years old, including drills like practicing shoulder checks, stops and turns. 

Officers checked each child’s helmet to ensure a proper fit and Mayor Kyle Bennet helped hand out activity materials for kids practice at home.

“It was such a great turn out from the community,” said Lingenfelter. "[And with] all the positive comments ... I know this won't be our last one.” 

Shaunavon is once again running its positive ticketing program, where officers hand out a ticket to a youth caught exercising bicycle and pedestrian safety behaviours.  

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