Pedestrian Awareness Campaign – Be Seen, Stay Alive


2017-12-14 15:20 PST

File # 2017 December 13th Pedestrian Awareness campaign

CP Volunteers, Telus Ambassadors and RCMP officers

On a rare sunny afternoon in December, over 500 reflective armbands were handed out in less than one hour by volunteers with the Nanaimo RCMP Crime Prevention, Telus Community Ambassadors and officers with the Nanaimo RCMP Traffic Unit.

On Wednesday afternoon December 13th these community minded individuals (shown in the attached photo) combed through the University Mall parking handing out the armbands to anyone and everyone. The public were so pleased to receive them and were very impressed that we were simply trying to keep them safe. After seeing how significant the armbands were, many asked for additional armbands for family and friends, said Constable Gary O'Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

City of Nanaimo Mayor Bill Mackay also dropped to show his support for this initiative and was gracious enough to poise for a picture with his newly acquired armband, compliments of the Telus Community Ambassadors program.
Crime Prevention volunteer and Telus Ambassador with Mayor Bill Mackay  

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Cst. Gary O'Brien

Media Relations Officer
Community Policing Services, Nanaimo
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2N3
Office: 250-755-3257
Cell: 250-713-0701
Fax: 250-755-3238


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