DRP officers were looking for a little payback when they faced the team from Ontario Shores at a recent ball hockey game. Last year, Ontario Shores defeated DRP 17 – 14.
Teams from Durham Regional Police and Ontario Shores enjoyed an afternoon of fun and camaraderie during the game that pitted our officers against the patients and employees.
“Our Mental Health Support Unit arranged another hockey event with Ontario Shores to build relationships and break down barriers between the police and those who suffer from a mental illness,” said Cst. Scott Logan. “The event allows us to strengthen the relationship we have with Ontario Shores and we can interact in a positive, fun environment."
Dan O’Toole from TSN’s SportsCentre was even on hand to officiate the skills competition, which DRP’s own Supt. Brian Osborne won the title.
The game was close but after two hard fought periods, DRP came away with the victory this year with a score of 22 - 17. But it was all in good fun as both teams sat down afterwards to chat and share some refreshments.
Ontario Shores President and CEO Glenna Raymond was extremely pleased with the outcome. “What a great day this turned out to be! This continues to be a wonderful, feel good event for all and I couldn't be happier with today's challenge.”
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Our goalie faces a tough shot from Ontario Shores (JPG file, 104.3K bytes)
Supt. Osborne's winning goal during the skills competition (JPG file, 113.7K bytes)
DRPS and Ontario Shores teams (JPG file, 142.7K bytes)
Chief Ewles and Csts. Holly Strong and Scott Logan accept the trophy from Paul, referee and Recreational Therapist at Ontario Shores (JPG file, 99.4K bytes)