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  Baagwating Community Association Boosts Toy Drive

Nov 28, 2013 17:07 ET

The DRPS Food & Toy Drive received a substantial boost from our friends at the Baagwating Community Association (BCA).

On Nov. 27, Chairman of the Board of Directors Gary Edgar and members of the board presented a series of cheques to local non-profits and charities who help people across Durham Region. The funds are generated by the operation of the charity casino Great Blue Heron on Scugog Island.

"It's an Ojibwa tradition," said Mr. Edgar, "Caring and sharing with our community has always been important to us."

Among the many recipients was the DRPS Food and Toy Drive, as $3,500 worth of brand new toys was purchased for the 2013 campaign.

Deputy Chief Scott Burns was moved by this impressive gesture and sincerely thanked members of the Association and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island for making such a significant and timely contribution. He was joined by Inspector Mitch Colling and Staff Sergeant James Stewart -Haass of North Division and Sgt. Stan Piersma of our Vulnerable Persons Unit at the presentation.

The toys were part of approximately $483,000 donated to local and regional groups, from shelters for men and women to Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brother/Big Sister associations, the Distress Centre in Durham Region, Special Olympics and even a local public school.

The DRPS would like to once again thank the Baagwating Community Association for its generosity and support!

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Insp. Mitch Colling, Deputy Chief Burns and Gary Edgar  (JPG file, 172.2K bytes)
BCA Director Monica Sanford Helps Arrange Toy Pile (JPG file, 253.2K bytes)