Play Safe Program a Huge Success

Safe Communities
Congratulations to all the winners and volunteers. Pictured front row left to right: Blake Hopkins (Eastview), Hannah Martel (Queen Elizabeth), Kyra Verville (Northern Heights), Abigail Beaupre (Boreal French Immersion), Narin Macwilliam (Mountain View), Robin Guttenburger (Mountain View), Craig Maitland (Holy Cross), Steven Waboose (Eastview). Back row left to right: Deanna Rector (Safe Communities Partnership), Ron Mazzer (Canadian Tire), Constable Terry Chitaroni (OPP), Jocelyn Venturi (Algoma Power Inc.).

Safe Communities and Algoma Power Inc. in partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Sault Ste Marie Police Service (SSMPS), Anishinabek Police Service, and Batchewana Police Service, searched throughout the summer for kids “playing safe.”

Through this program, youth were encouraged to develop positive safety habits by wearing the proper protective equipment while enjoying outdoor activities such as riding their bicycles, roller blading, skateboarding, and general outdoor activities.

Police officers on patrol were on the lookout for children playing safely and obeying all the safety rules.

An officer presented them with a certificate and also a coupon courtesy of Algoma Office Equipment that could be redeemed for an ice cream treat, courtesy of Timberland General Store, Lock City Diaries, Holy Cow’s Ice Cream Parlor, Big Arrow Variety, The Voyageur’s Lodge, The Store at Noel’s Place and Young’s General Store in Wawa.

Youth were able to drop off their ballot at these locations for a chance to win one of 10 bikes donated by Algoma Power Inc., and a helmet donated by Canadian Tire.

The winners were presented with their bike and new helmet at Canadian Tire on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018.

The Play Safe Program thanks everyone who participated in staying safe this summer, and encourage them to keep it up!

Safe Communities wants to thank all of the following sponsors!

  • Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)
  • Sault Ste Marie Police Service (SSMPS)
  • Anishinabek Police Service
  • Batchewana Police Service
  • The Voyageur’s Lodge
  • Timberland General Store
  • Lock City Diaries
  • Holy Cow’s Ice Cream Parlour
  • Big Arrow Variety
  • The Store at Noel’s Place
  • Young’s General Store
  • Algoma Office Equipment
  • Algoma Power Inc.
  • Canadian Tire
  • Safe Communities Partnership