Scooting around town safely

Scooter users from around the Saanich Peninsula got a little more education on the devices last week

Sidney Councillor Mervyn Lougher-Goodey leads the charge during Sidney All Care’s scooter rodeo held Friday

Scooter users from around the Saanich Peninsula got a little more education on the devices last week during Sidney All Care’s first ever Scooter Rodeo.

The rodeo was held Friday, Nov. 8 at the private care facility in Sidney and featured officials from the Town of Sidney, MediChair and B.C. Transit.

Scooters have been making headlines in Sidney recently after Mayor Larry Cross called for the Union of B.C. Municipalities to consider more regulation and licensing around the mobility devices.

“We just want everybody to be safe,” Cross said of the town’s request in a previous interview with the PNR.

However, the UBCM turned down the proposal and Cross is now happy that more education on the safety aspects of scooters is being focused on locally.

“We really appreciate Sidney All Care organizing and hosting something like this,” said Cross at the event.

“It’s so important to educate users on the safe operation of these mobility devices.”

Sheila Minten, the manager at Sidney All Care, said that organizing the Scooter Rodeo was a no brainer.

“With all the issues around scooter safety locally and the subject being top-of-mind we thought it was perfect timing to host an event like this,” she said.

“We’re trying to interact more with the community and host more events. We’ve already decided to plan another rodeo for the spring,” she added.

The event featured information on buying or leasing a scooter, scooter test-drives, information about getting around on B.C. Transit as a scooter user and fun activities like an obstacle course and a parade to wrap the day up.

Watch for more information on upcoming events at Sidney All Care, including pictures with Santa by donation to the Sidney Lions Food Bank on Dec. 14 and the spring Scooter Rodeo.


Just Posted

Premier John Horgan hints at daylight saving changes after record-breaking survey response

B.C.’s largest public consultation saw more than 220,000 residents respond to time change survey

Jurors talk about trial of U.S. man convicted in 1987 murders of Saanich couple

Three jurors offer a window into deliberations during the trial

Victoria Police issue warning after man left dangling from raised Johnson Street Bridge

A man bypassed safety measures and became stranded as the bridge lifted

Victoria participates in ‘period poverty’ research project

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Victoria Youth Empowerment Society join province-wide efforts

Supreme Court Judge rules medicinal marijuana company must vacate farm in Central Saanich

Evergreen Medicinal Supply Inc must vacate no later than Aug. 31, 2019

3 dead, 2 missing in northern B.C: Here’s what we know so far

Lucas Fowler, 23, and his girlfriend, Chynna Deese, were shot and killed on July 14 or 15

Coroner investigating after body recovered from Okanagan Lake

Penticton fire department assisted the RCMP with the recovery of a body Saturday

Overdoses overwhelming in B.C. Interior

Part two: Who’s affected by the current opioid crisis

Kelowna cab driver charged with sexual assault

RCMP received a report May 28 alleging a taxi passenger had been sexually assaulted by a cab driver

Tubing world record broken on Vancouver Island

But record for length of tubes linked together still has to be confirmed

The Beaverton’s sharp satire thrives in polarized political climate

Canadian TV series’ third season to air Tuesday on CTV after “The Amazing Race Canada”

VIDEO: Young couple found dead in northern B.C. had been shot, police say

Chynna Noelle Deese of the U.S. and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia were found along Highway 97

VIDEO: Man found dead near B.C. teens’ truck could be linked to a double homicide

RCMP said they are looking for Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, of Port Alberni

Family of missing B.C. senior with dementia frustrated with situation, heartened by community support

Nine days since Grace was last seen the question remains: ‘How can an 86-year-old just disappear?’

Most Read