Sun Youth Bike Patrol teams up with the SPVM
PHOTO BY JOSEPH MUNRO
The Sun Youth Bike Patrol West-Island Team (left to right): PDQ 1 Bike Patrollers Thomas Quinn and Keval Patel, Bike Patrol Coordinator Jonathan Caisse, Commander Sébastien De Montigny, Bike Patrol West Island Supervisor Iryna Machulina, PDQ 3 Bike Patrollers Catherine Abou-Reili and Mathew McMillan.
For the 32nd consecutive summer the Sun Youth Bike Patrol will be present on streets, bike paths, parks, and playgrounds, emphasizing a sense of safety and community in the public spaces of the Greater Montreal area. Trained in first aid and other public safety skills, the 24 patrollers will also deliver different seminars on public and bicycle safety, and be a presence at festivals, community events, and fundraisers for local organizations throughout the summer. Wherever they are, they will act as the eyes and ears of the Montreal Police, working closely with nine local police stations across Montreal and the West Island for a period of 10 weeks, starting June 6 and finishing August 12, 2016.
The 32nd Edition of the Bike Patrol is made possible by the Federal Government and Thomas Mulcair, as well as the Quebec Ministry of Public Security and Jacques Chagnon, President of the National Assembly. Local businesses also make an indispensable contribution to the Bike Patrol, including Dorel Industries, who supply the durable mountain bikes used by Sun Youth's Patrollers throughout the summer. Additionally, Toyota Gabriel and General Director Nazih Chemali will provide the patrol with an administrative vehicle. The Sun Youth Bike Patrol is also made possible by financial support from the Gustav Levinschi Foundation.