Bicycle Season is Here
The annual Optimist Club of Lindsay Bike Rodeo will be held this year from 9am – 11:30am on Saturday May 10th at St. Dominic’s School situated at 320 Mary Street West in Lindsay.
Optimist members, City of Kawartha Lakes Police officers and Kawartha Lakes Fire and Rescue will be in attendance to perform safety inspections of your children’s bicycles, and provide tips on bicycle safety and helmet sizing.
Don’t forget to ride the skill testing course for both beginners and experienced riders alike!
Six new bicycles will be raffled off at the event courtesy of Canadian Tire, Kawartha Lakes Fire and Rescue, Kawartha Lakes Fire Association, the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service and the Lindsay Police Association.
Police in communities across Ontario recognize prescription drug abuse can lead to increases in a wide spectrum of violent acts and property crimes. We support this excellent initiative as another way to reduce this threat to public safety in a secure manner.
In association with the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Substance Abuse Committee, the City of Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service, Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit, Kawartha Crime Stoppers, Safe Communities of the City of Kawartha Lakes, Remedy’s Rx and Castle keep Retirement Inc., we will be hosting a collection location for Prescription Drug Drop Off Day on Friday May 16, 2014 at the “Paramedics In The Park” event at Victoria Park between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Citizens wishing to dispose of outdated, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs may do so anonymously at the location nearest them usually without having to get out of their vehicles. A “Drive Through” location will be available at the north east corner of the park situated at Victoria Avenue and Peel Street in Lindsay.
Recent studies indicate 24 per cent of teens reported misusing prescription medications at least once within the previous year. Most of the teens took the medication from their family home.
By working together to reduce the availability of these medications, we are hoping to keep your youth safe.