There’s a new program coming to the Hastings Sunrise CPC – and it is aimed at making you safer whether you are travelling on four wheels, on two wheels or on foot!
Road Safety is a combination of new and existing initiatives, all supported by a van that the centre is seeking to acquire: Speed Watch – volunteers with a radar gun and a speed display board set up at least twice a month, or by local request, to encourage drivers to obey speed limits. Cell Watch – volunteers in reflective vests go out at least monthly to traffic-light controlled intersections with a sign reading “Leave the Phone Alone!” Project 529 – free bike registration and recovery service, every Saturday at the HSCPC office and at some outreach events. And pedestrian safety initiatives, in cooperation with ICBC, which include handing out safety reflectors and speaking to groups – especially seniors – about how to stay safe on foot.
As a new program, it needs funding beyond what is already supplied by contributors to the HSCPC. “Any funds donated will go toward maintaining our vehicle and helping with other program supplies,” said Shannon
Seiler, program leader. The van will also facilitate carrying personnel and material to outreach events.
You can donate on our website hscpc.com or at our office, 2620 East Hastings St. Tax receipts will be provided for all donations of $20 or more. Special thanks to those who have already responded to the initial appeal for Road
Safety program funding, including Global Containers, PCI Developments and several current volunteers.