Abbotsford Police hold event to check child car seats

Abbotsford Police hold event to check child car seats

Colouring contest also included as part of #BuckleUpBC campaign

The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) holds an event on Saturday, March 2 as part of March’s #BuckleUpBC campaign.

Officers will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day in the Sevenoaks Shopping Centre parking lot (behind The Bay) to check that child car seats have been properly installed.

Anyone is welcome to drop by to see if their car seats comply with safety regulations, while kids can meet their school’s youth officers and check out the police cars.

The APD is also holding a colouring contest for kids aged five to 11, and entries must be dropped off at the event. Winning entries will be selected later that day in two age categories – five to seven, and seven to 11.

The grand prize is a ride to school in the APD Hummer and swag bags for the winner and two friends.

Second prize is a visit with a cop for the winner and a friend, plus a swag bag and a Tim Hortons gift card.

Third prize is a swag bag.

The colouring page is available on the APD website (abbypd.ca) and Facebook page (facebook.com/AbbyPoliceDept).