Helmet on Kids Campaign 2011
On Monday June 20th, 2011, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) in partnership with the Brian Injury Association of Peel and Halton (BIAPH) held a Helmets on Kids campaign at the Halton Children’s Safety Village in Oakville.
This event brings education and awareness to school aged children in a fun and exciting way.
Students from Montclair and Oakwood public schools in Oakville took a trip to the Halton Children’s Safety Village where they received education on bicycle safety from Safety Village Coordinator at the Halton Regional Police Service, Cindy Lawrence, followed by being fitted properly with their own brand-new helmet. Then they were all invited to test their cycling skills in the safety village.
Laura Hillyer of Martin & Hillyer Associates in Burlington, coordinated the event for the 2nd year in the Halton Region.
“Helmet use is key to injury prevention. This summer, with all the opportunities for outdoor activity throughout Ontario, we want to help ensure that children are wearing their helmets when participating in activities such as cycling, inline skating, and skateboarding.” said Ms. Hillyer, a personal injury lawyer, an OTLA board member and Vice-President of BIAPH.
Through generous donations from local law firms, enough money was raised to purchase approximately 175 helmets for this event. Other partners for this event include; Halton Region Public Health, Rotary of Oakville and the Halton Regional Police.