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Middleton student a winner in RCMP bicycle safety art contest

Annapolis East Elementary School student Gabriel Salley created this piece of art that reminds drivers to stay at least one metre away from bicyclists for safety’s sake. The picture won its grade category in a provincewide RCMP bicycle safety contest.
Annapolis East Elementary School student Gabriel Salley created this piece of art that reminds drivers to stay at least one metre away from bicyclists for safety’s sake. The picture won its grade category in a provincewide RCMP bicycle safety contest. - Contributed
MIDDLETON, N.S. —

A student from Annapolis East Elementary School was among winners of an RCMP bicycle safety contest for his drawing of a car and a cyclist sharing the road.

In May, the Nova Scotia RCMP launched an art contest and invited elementary, junior high, and high school students to submit their best piece of artwork demonstrating bicycle safety. Participants were given a chance to win an RCMP prize package and tour of their local detachment.

“With lots of creative and thoughtful submissions to choose from, the judging process was quite challenging, but the results are in,” said Cpl. Jennifer Clarke in a media release announcing the winners. “A total of 50 submissions were received from schools across the province. There were no submissions from junior high students so two winners were chosen from the elementary level.”

Gabriel Salley, from Annapolis East Elementary School was the Grade 3 to 6 winner. His colourful drawing demonstrates the ‘One Metre Rule’ that cars and cyclists must abide by on Nova Scotia roads.

The Grade Primary to Gradde 2 winner was Josh MacPhee from Upper Musquodoboit Consolidated School. Josh reminds people to always stop at stop signs and for all road users to stay in single file when doing so.

The high school winner was Peter Rose from Strait Area Education and Recreation Centre in Port Hawkesbury. His piece of art reminds everyone to be smart and safe while biking by always wearing a helmet.

You can follow Nova Scotia RCMP on social media (Facebook: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Twitter: @RCMPNS) as they will be sharing some runner up submissions in the coming weeks.

The RCMP would like to thank all students, parents, and teachers who participated in the contest, said Clarke.

“Thank you for taking the time to send in your pieces of artwork and for helping us raise awareness of bicycle safety in the province,” she said.

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