May 11 & 12 saw over 600 students from Cardston and Area attend the Ice Rink in Cardston to learn about safety issues related to them. Southwest Alberta Road Safety Society travels the southwest Alberta area presenting the Bike Rodeo to elementary aged students, Cardston, Spring-Glen, and Mountainview Elementary students attended the Cardston Event.
Community Peace Officers from Claresholm, Taber, Ridge Regional, Fort MacLeod and Cardston along with Alberta Health Services, Lethbridge Regional Police Service, Blood Tribe, the Alberta Office of Traffic Safety, Cardston RCMP, Brain Injury Network, Safety City (Exhibition Park), Savoy Six Advisor Group Inc., Alberta Treasury Branch and a few local volunteers presented the rodeo to these students over the two day event.
With the sponsorship of ATCO Gas and Electric, some 95 new helmets were distributed to youth who either did not have helmets or the helmets they had were not safe for them to use. Thanks to local sponsors like Extra Foods (Cardston), UFA, Alberta Treasury Branch, Cardston County, 1st Choice Savings and Credit Union, Canadian Tire (South) and the Town of Cardston every participant received a bag of chips, a bottle of water and a “Safety First” pen to remind them to be safe on the streets.
Loaner helmets and bicycles were made available thanks to the generous support of Safety City and Atco Gas and Electric.
Joran Shot Both Sides and Brooklyn Hardy will each receive a $150.00 Gift Card from Canadian Tire to use toward a new bicycle or safety equipment for themselves.