Good behaviour recognized amongst local youth
Leduc’s annual Positive Ticketing campaign begins in the community this week. From May 22 to Oct. 31, local businesses are partnering with Leduc RCMP, Leduc Enforcement Services, Leduc Fire Services, Leduc Public Services’ staff and Leduc Nighthawks to recognize and reward Leduc’s young residents when they are seen doing positive deeds around the community.
“For the past 10 years, we have promoted positive behaviours and built relationships of trust with our young community members through the Positive Ticketing campaign,” says Leduc Mayor Bob Young. “We are proud of our young, community-minded citizens and we look forward to spending another season rewarding their healthy choices and the commendable examples they set for others.”
Through support from local businesses each year, Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and the Leduc Community Drug Action Committee (LCDAC) are able to attach prizes to positive tickets such as LRC passes and ice cream coupons. Last year, 775 tickets were handed out to young people who were seen doing good needs around the community. Ticket-worthy behaviours can include:
- Demonstrating pedestrian safety standards
- Wearing protective equipment when biking, skateboarding or Rollerblading
- Picking up litter in the community
- Helping others without being asked
- Being respectful to others
“We are very grateful to our community partners for making the Positive Ticketing campaign such a great success, year after year,” says Young. “This valuable program would not be possible without their support.”
The Leduc Positive Ticketing Campaign is facilitated by FCSS and the LCDAC to:
- Promote safe and caring communities through positive interactions between young residents and local authorities
- Initiate relationships with young people, communities and local businesses
- Raise awareness and support of the LCDAC for their mandate and community efforts.
To learn more, visit leduc.ca/positive-ticket or call FCSS at 780-980-7177.
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Leduc is a mid-sized city of more than 32,000 citizens next door to the Edmonton International Airport along Highway 2 and 15 minutes south of Edmonton. Leduc’s average five-year growth rate is 4.8 per cent, and from 2006 to 2016 this city grew by more than 13,500 residents (80 per cent). Visit Leduc.ca for more information.
Samantha Watson-Penner, Communications Associate