During the week of June 6, 2022, the Iqaluit RCMP and the City of Iqaluit Municipal Enforcement (By-law), conducted Bike Rodeos at Iqaluit Elementary Schools.
Iqaluit RCMP and By-law officers attended Joamie Ilinniarvik, Nakashuk School, and Nanook School. They delivered a curriculum focused on safe bike operation, hand signals, street signs, and general traffic safety. The Rodeos allowed students to demonstrate their biking abilities, while having positive interactions with officers, as well as Safety Bear, the RCMP mascot. A total of 19 bicycles, 20 helmets, and 8 bicycle locks, which were purchased with funds generously donated by the Government of Nunavut's Community Justice, were raffled off during the rodeos.
The Iqaluit RCMP and City of Iqaluit Municipal Enforcement thank the staff and students of each school for their participation, and encourage all persons on Iqaluit roads to be mindful of all vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians.