Here we have a very happy Tanner D. of Regent Park School in Orillia, with his new bicycle generously donated by Dr. Tan of Georgian Dental in Orillia. Pictured with Tanner, is PC Martin HILL OPP, Donna-Lee Weller Salt, and Meghan of Georgian Dental. Tanner missed recess, but says missing recess was worth getting a new bike.
One of the lessons taught on the safety village is specifically for the Grade 2’s. This lesson involves bike and road safety and is taught by an OPP officer. At the end of the lesson, the children think of a safety message they have learned and every Grade 2 student fills out a ballot for a chance to win the bike. Once the safety village has visited every school in our area, a draw is made for the winning ballot. Dr Tan has donated a bike each year for over six years to the Children’s Safety Village. Big smiles all around, and an exciting day for Tanner.