Olds Protective Services staff including Municipal Enforcement, the Olds Fire Department and the RCMP are joining forces to launch a positive ticketing program for Olds and area youth at the Circle K Convenience Store on July 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm.
Handing out positive tickets is an exciting new way to reward youth by issuing “positive tickets” for positive behaviour. Youth are issued tickets for practicing personal safety (e.g., wearing bicycle helmets), doing various good deeds, participating in community activities, safety regulations.
Protective services staff issue the tickets as an icebreaker, to develop a rapport with youth in Olds. The Town has partnered with Circle K Convenience Stores, which redeem the tickets for hot or cold beverages as part of the program called ‘Positive Ticketing Operation Freeze’.
“We want to catch kids doing things right,” says Senior Peace Officer Eric Christensen. Positive Tickets are issued to youth by caring adults for good behaviour including, but not limited to:
- Wearing a helmet
- Picking up litter
- Volunteering in the community
- Practicing good manners
- Proper crosswalk use
- Active lifestyle
- Making good choices
If you and your children would like to help kick off ‘Operation Freeze’, please join Oliver Olds, Sparky and Safety Bear at the Circle K Convenience Store, 5642 46 Street, Olds at 1:00 p.m. July 16, 2020.
For more information:
Doug Wagstaff, Director of Community Services
4512 46 Street, Olds, Alberta