When Charlotte Morrison was awarded a new bike she had a different idea of what to do with it.
The 8 year old student from St. Mary’s French Immersion School won a brand new bike courtesy the Play It Safe program and local area police forces.
During the summer months, children that are playing safely, obeying all the traffic safety rules and wearing the appropriate safety equipment for the activity they are taking part in are noticed by OPP officers throughout the area.
Whether they are bicycling, skateboarding, roller blading, swimming or playing in the playground and following all the safety rules a police officer patrolling the area may present them with a certificate that can be redeemed for an ice cream treat at several different locations. Their names are then entered into a draw to win one of 10 bicycles donated by Algoma Power.
The bike was presented to Charlotte yesterday at Canadian Tire. She didn’t have it long though. She turned around and gave the bike to a fellow schoolmate who was in need of a bike. Kyadin Jones, 10 in Grade Five at St. Mary’s French Immersion was over the moon with her generosity.
Charlote’s mother, Shannon Morrison is extremely proud of her daughter, “She’s a very caring and loving child, she loves to give”
Earlier this summer Charlotte cut off 11 inches of hair that she donated to Cancer.
Charlotte said that she already owns a bike and wanted to give it to someone who didn’t have one.
The Play It Safe program is supported by these area businesses. Young’s General Store in Wawa, Timberland General Store (Goulais River), Lock City Diaries, “Holy Cow’s Ice Cream Parlor”, Big Arrow Variety and Syrette’s Confectionary. The child can also drop off their ballot at these locations for a chance to win one of 10 bikes donated by Algoma Power Inc. Canadian Tire Sault Ste. Marie and in Wawa will also donate a helmet for each bike won.