The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment is proud to welcome the OPP Golden Helmets Precision Motorcycle Team and are inviting the public for an afternoon performance of thrilling maneuvers.
The OPP Golden Helmets Precision Motorcycle Team is scheduled for:
The City of Elliot Lake in the Lower Plaza (between Nova Scotia Walk and Prince Edward Walk) at 6:00 p.m. on Friday September 8, 2017;
The Town of Blind River at 1:00 p.m. on Woodward Avenue next to the Town Park on Saturday September 9, 2017; and
The Town of Thessalon on Main Street at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday September 10, 2017.
Each year they tour the Province of Ontario giving exhibitions of superb riding skills at fairs, festivals and parades. The 17 motorcycles used by the Golden Helmets are Harley Davidson Police Specials. They have 1690 c.c. engines and weigh 800 pounds. These motorcycles are the same ones used on normal patrol. During each 30-minute performance the riders take their machines through a series of complex patterns, which are intended to demonstrate the maneuverability of the machines and the riders’ skills.
At the Thessalon performance the Algoma Manor Nursing Home in partnership with the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) will be providing information on “Project Lifesaver”, which is a radio frequency based tracking system used to locate people who have a tendency to wander, such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia.
The East Algoma OPP are inviting the public to an afternoon of superb motorcycle riding skills and to come out and learn about the tools of the OPP Emergency Response Team uses to assist them in search and rescue, including the OPP Unmanned Aerial System and the radio technology available as part of Project Lifesaver.