An All-Access Policing Experience
Following the annual Wildberry Festival parade, RCMP and Alberta Sheriff members welcomed the public to the Boyle Detachment for an all-access experience of policing in their community. Approximately 300 people stopped by to get an up-close look at the area’s emergency vehicles and step behind the closed doors in the Boyle Detachment. Visitors were encouraged to ask questions as they toured the detachment and tried on various pieces of RCMP kit. We hope everyone enjoyed the opportunity to step inside our world. Thanks for coming!
#GameOn for Monty
It was #GameOn for Monty the Safety Bear when he stopped by the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Monty took time to visit with volunteers and cheer on the athletes as he toured the grounds and caught a couple of sporting events. He even made a new best friend named Mistiko - the official mascot of the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games.
Discovering the Changes
Six decades after joining the RCMP, retired Staff Sergeant, Dave Rook is learning policing has a whole new look. Rook recently stopped by the St. Albert Detachment’s booth at the Public Safety Open House to admire the newest police cruisers and chat with officers. As one of the first members posted to the St. Albert Detachment back in the 1960s, he certainly had plenty of local stories to share. Thanks for stopping by!
Friendship and Sportsmanship
In an effort to strengthen bonds between the Woodland Cree First Nation and Peace River youth, members of Peace River Detachment arranged for three schools to go head to head in a ball hockey challenge. Cst. Scott Lowe arranged for students from Cadotte Lake School, Glenmary School, and Good Shepherd School to participate in the competition on May 27 and 28, 2015. Two Cadotte Lake School students sang “O" Canada” in Cree, kicking the event off with a cultural experience for the Glenmary and Good Shepherd students.
The challenge’s theme was “Friendship and Sportsmanship” and its purpose was to encourage healthy partnerships between the schools. Events like these are planned to inspire school spirit within the Woodland Cree First Nation youth.
During the competition a player from each team received a sportsmanship award for exemplifying values of great sportsmanship. Though some players were singled out for their model efforts, every participant displayed these values, along with high levels of skill and considerable effort. At the end of the second evening, Cst. Lowe presented plaques to each school in celebration of the competition.
A sincere thank you is extended to the Goreman family of Peace River Subway, who provided the students with a Subway dinner, and to all of the staff who assisted Cst. Lowe in making this challenge possible.
For more information about our Aboriginal Policing Services, please see: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/aboriginal-autochtone/index-eng.htm
Community Justice Award
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General awarded one of our own for their continued devotion to the Cold Lake community. On June 5, 2015, Corporal Howrish of the Cold Lake detachment received a Community Justice Award. The award acknowledged his dedication and innovative approaches to preventing and raising awareness of domestic violence.
Cpl. Howrish has co-facilitated A Better Way since 2013. A Better Way is a holistic and multi-agency initiative in Cold Lake that is aimed at men and women involved in domestic violence. This program gives members the skills and education necessary to resolve conflicts within their relationships.
Cpl. Howrish’s fellow facilitators and the program participants have credited his leadership and commitment as being key factors to the ongoing success of A Better Way.
For more information on A Better Way, please visit: www.coldlake.com/content/better-way