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  Cooking Up a Storm in Clarington

Jun 19, 2014 09:05 ET

Our members were armed with spoons and spatulas when four DRP officers stirred up some delicious dishes with 16 youths during a cooking class on June 16.

This is the second year that East Division Youth Officer Cst. Jen Miglia has organized the cooking event, with great, and tasty, results. “Through my connections with the school and in talking to kids in our area, they expressed an interest in learning how to cook,” said Cst. Miglia. “I reached out to ProAction Cops & Kids, The Firehouse Youth Centre and Loblaws in Bowmanville, and they all stepped up to help make this event a success.”

Not only does the cooking class help teach youth some valuable life skills, it allows the teens to interact with officers in a fun and positive setting, building trust and respect along the way. Loblaws also presented each of the youth with wooden spoons with the DRP and Cops & Kids logo on them.

The class learned how to make lemonade, caesar salad, pizza and ice cream sandwiches, on the freshly baked cookies they made. Needless to say, everyone left with full bellies and new friendships.

Thanks to all of our community partners and watch our website for more events in the future.

Below are attached files.
cooking thumb (JPG file, 33.5K bytes)
Cst. Miglia (left) brought everyone together for a great meal and some fun (JPG file, 183.2K bytes)
Melanie turns lemons into lemonade (JPG file, 2,322.8K bytes)
Paige stirs up some dough (JPG file, 1,813.6K bytes)
A great keepsake from Loblaws (JPG file, 151.7K bytes)