Pedalling bikes safely

by Derek Neary- June 13, 2018

Which side of the ride to ride on, what to remember before leaving a driveway and the importance of wearing a helmet were among the topics covered during a May 31 bicycle rodeo at Quqshuun Ilihakvik School in Gjoa Haven. The students, with instruction from RCMP Const. Peter Phillips, then took to an obstacle course set up in the school’s gym to demonstrate their ability to follow safe practices.

Among the participants in the bike safety rodeo at Quqshuun Ilihakvik on May 31 were Const. Peter Phillips, foreground, who gave instruction and students, from left, Uriash Puqiqnak, Mason Nahalolik, Trinity Akoak, Leroy Nakoolak, Marcus Jayko, and Lexi Quqshuun. In back is teacher Annie Akoak. Photos courtesy of Quqshuun Ilihakvik staff 

Const. Peter Phillips gives tips to Joanne Nakoolak as she tackles the bike safety obstacle course. 

Const. Peter Phillips observes as Quqshuun Ilihakvik student Jacob Jayko performs manoeuvres on the obstacle course in the school gym. 

These Gjoa Haven students now possess more knowledge on cycling safely. Front row, from left, Nick Cross and Nadine Kununak; second row, from left, Bianca Cipriano and Const. Peter Phillips; third row, from left, Thea Aglukkaq, Jacob Jayko, Theresa Porter, Sydney Rose Ameralik and Ivy Oora; fourth row, from left, Nanuq Autut, Edmond Putuguq, Jarred Anaittuq, Teagan Porter and Ryan Arqviq.

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