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Back to School Safety Helmet Giveaway

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On August 25th, children of our community joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton and Burlington alongside their parents, guardians, Big Brothers or Big Sisters for a safety helmet giveaway.

As children are getting ready to go back to school, we wanted to make sure that bike safety was a priority. All children in attendance received a free safety helmet.

Hosted and sponsored by Malhotra, Stayshyn and Wilson Law Firm, and in partnership with the City of Hamilton’s Public Health Services, this safety initiative was a big success.

Eighty children received new safety helmets which were fitted by Public Health Services on site. Attendees had a choice between blue, pink or green helmets.

Education and awareness were main focuses of the event. While wearing a safety helmet is a very important (and legally required) practice – wearing it properly is of equal importance. Among the helmet giveaway and barbeque, demonstrations on wearing techniques and injury prevention were given. The City of Hamilton’s Public Health Services brought a replica of the human brain for the children in attendance to see/touch. Made of gelatin, the purpose of the demonstration was to show children how fragile their brain is, thus the importance of wearing a safety helmet.

Before the festivities ended, two new bikes were raffled off. To view the complete album of the event, please visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.499329963428146.126919.114072371953909&type=1&l=95754bc650

A BIG thank you is extended to MSW Law for their partnership, sponsorship and hosting of this safety initiative!  

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