Children are invited to participate in the North Bay Police “Ride the Road or Walk your Wheels” Sidewalk Art Competition taking place downtown on August 20th.
Organized by two Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI) ambassadors, with the assistance of the Downtown Improvement Area, the competition brings public awareness to the City of North Bay’s bylaw that restricts cyclists from riding their bicycles on the sidewalk.
Children 12 and under are invited to meet at 133 Main Street West in front of the DIA office on Wednesday August 20th at 10 a.m.
Paint brushes, sponsored by Main Street’s K Bros Art Supply Store, recycled containers supplied by Miller Waste, and washable sidewalk chalk paint will be provided.
The children will have an hour to paint their design.
No registration is required, but an adult must accompany any child 12 and under who wishes to participate.
WKP Kennedy Gallery’s Scribbles and Brushstrokes summer camp and Right Brain Child’s Architecture and Design summer camp have been invited to participate.
Any other groups wanting to join in the fun are asked to register with Jeff Serran at the DIA by telephone at
705-474-7824 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The judges of the competition will be Mike Monaghan, Moose 106.3 FM; Jeff Serran, Downtown Improvement Area; and Sylvia Antinozzi, Interim Chair, WKP Kennedy Gallery Advisory Committee. Judges will be evaluating the designs based on creativity; how well they reflect the bylaw; use of materials; and craftsmanship. Judging begins at 11 a.m.
Acting Chief Shawn Devine will present a $50 cash prize and a gift certificate from Cheapskates to the first place finalist; a $30 cash prize for the second place finalist; and a $15 cash prize for third place finalist on the day of the competition, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
In the event of rain, the competition will take place on Thursday August 21st at 10 a.m.