Make it High Viz! A Retroreflective Crafting Workshop

June 11, 2015

This Canada Day, the Canada Safety Council invites pedestrians and cyclists to “Make it high viz” at a retroreflective crafting workshop in Ottawa. This free public activity will be held on July 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., during Canada Day in the Park, an annual neighbourhood event organized by Pineview Community Association.

Members of the public are invited to bring bicycles, helmets, and walking shoes to the Canada Safety Council event tent in Meadowbrook Park, 1485 Meadowbrook Road, where they can adorn their items with retroreflective craft materials donated by area businesses. There will also be bracelets available for crafters to decorate with retroreflective paint and stickers.This pedestrian and cyclist safety event is made possible by a grant from the Ontario Road Safety Challenge program. The council will incorporate experience from the workshop into the development of public engagement kits, which could be made available to schools and other organizations this fall.

About Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety

The riskiest time for pedestrians and cyclists to be on the road is in late afternoon, at night or in dim light conditions when they are less visible to drivers.

When light conditions are poor, pedestrians and cyclists wearing lights or retroreflective materials are more likely to be seen and recognized by drivers. The best place to have retroreflective markings is on the moving limbs. In daylight, it’s easiest for drivers to see fluorescent materials in yellow, red and orange.

Event Poster
For more information, please contact:
Coordinator, Communications and Media Program
Canada Safety Council
(613) 739-1535 (ext. 228)