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  DRPS Helps Local Students Celebrate Olympic Spirit

Feb 12, 2010 13:13 ET

Durham Regional Police Service’s Air1 helicopter helped Durham Catholic District School Board students spread Olympic spirit on Thursday, Feb. 11.

Hundreds of students from five Durham Catholic district schools cheered at the Oshawa Airport as pilot Greg Hulme lifted off in Air1 for a symbolic flight to the Olympic Village in Vancouver. Air1 was carrying a banner of support, signed with wishes of good luck from students, which will be delivered to Canadian athletes competing in this year’s Olympic Games.

After lift-off, students attended an Olympic spirit celebration at Monsignor Paul Dwyer School featuring dancers, singers, drummers, guest speakers, Olympic torch bearers, police officers from both OPP and DRPS as well as DRPS Pipes & Drums and Honour Guard.

Sixteen DRPS officers are in Vancouver to perform security duties at this year’s Olympic Games. The DRPS would like to extend wishes of good luck to Canadian athletes as they compete for gold at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

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olympicthumb (JPG file, 39.3K bytes)
Local students signed wishes of good luck on a banner to be delivered to Canadian athletes (JPG file, 337.5K bytes)
Air1 takes off in a symbolic flight to deliver the banner to Vancouver (JPG file, 285.9K bytes)
Air1 pilot Greg Hulme with Olympic torchbearer Garry Maclean (JPG file, 93.1K bytes)
Students cheer as Air1 takes off with thier banner (JPG file, 379.1K bytes)