OTLA’s Helmets on Kids program honoured with award
The mandate of OTLA’s Helmets on Kids Community Partnership program is to put a helmet on the head of every child who needs one, and to provide education and awareness about bicycle helmet use and safety. The important work of OTLA members involved in our Helmets on Kids program was recently honoured by the Ontario Brain Injury Association with their Fellowship Award.
The award recognized OTLA’s Helmets on Kids Program for helping to increase public awareness of acquired brain injury. Patrick Brown, OTLA Past President, was at OBIA’s annual general meeting on June 26 to accept the award.
|Patrick Brown (centre), OTLA Past President, accepts the Fellowship Award from OBIA's executive director John Kumpf and Ruth Wilcock, assistant executive director.|
OTLA’s Helmets on Kids Community Partnership was started by OTLA in 2002. Since its first event, held in London, Ontario, this initiative has distributed more than 10,000 helmets to elementary school students in Ontario.
This year, OTLA’s Helmet on Kids events took place during May and June in Ottawa, Toronto, London, Aurora, Burlington, Chatham, Peel Region, Quinte Region and Windsor. Click here for more information.