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  Officers and Youth Brave Frigid Temperatures for New Adventures

Jan 25, 2013 14:47 ET

On Jan. 21, three DRP officers and nine youth embarked on a challenging three-day snowshoeing and dogsledding trip to Haliburton. The Durham Dogsled Adventure is one of the newest programs in the Durham Adventure series which includes a five-day canoe trip through Algonquin Park and a three-day whitewater rafting trip down the Ottawa River.

During the half-day of snowshoeing and full day of dogsledding, the youth braved -25 degree weather while they learned many new skills while building their confidence and self- esteem. The success of these trips is shown through a new understanding and respect for police and the role that both the youths and the police play in creating a safe and prosperous community. The youth return to their respective communities empowered to work with police in the planning and implementation of future ProAction Cops & Kids programs for their peers.

All of these programs are made possible through funding from ProAction Cops & Kids and the Durham Regional Police Service, with support from the Police Appreciation Dinner and Awards Night Committee.

For further information about this program please contact Constable Brandon Stanway at bstanway@drps.ca. For information about the other programs offered in the Durham Adventure series please visit www.drps.ca and follow the youth link to the teen section under "Items of Interest".

ProAction Cops & Kids believes that establishing a positive relationship between cops and kids will allow us to strengthen our community both now and in the future. By funding programs that bring local cops and kids together, we help create an environment of mutual understanding and respect. Please visit www.copsandkids.ca for more information about the program.

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Braving the cold weather  (JPG file, 461.9K bytes)