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  DRPS Helps Young Girls Play Hockey

Mar 17, 2015 11:50 ET

Fourteen girls from West Lynde Public School are taking to the ice this March Break for a hockey camp aimed at building skills and relationships.

The week-long camp was organized by officers from DRPS Central West Division, including A/Sgt. Terry Rayner who co-ordinated the event, giving the girls an opportunity to learn how to skate and play hockey. Thanks to several community partners, the girls were completely outfitted from head to toe in hockey gear.

Over the course of the week they will be on the ice twice a day with five police officers from Central West Division. They will have lunch provided, learn about nutrition, and participate in yoga and exercises with Elite Training Systems. Kate Beirness from TSN dropped in for the kick-off at the Iroquois Arena, along with Canadian Olympian Hockey Player Natalie Spooner and Whitby's Kelly Terry.

Chief Paul Martin welcomed the girls to the arena and wished them a week of friendly sport and fun.

Central West Division teamed up with the Town of Whitby, Durhamway Bus Lines, Elite Training Systems, Jumpstart and PADAN (Police Appreciation Dinner and Awards Night) to make this opportunity possible for the girls, who may not otherwise have the chance to play hockey.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to making this camp a huge success for the participants.

Below are attached files.
Hockey Camp (JPG file, 1,870.8K bytes)
A/Sgt. Rayner chats with participants (JPG file, 458.0K bytes)
Chief Martin and some of the participants (JPG file, 734.5K bytes)
Taking to the ice (JPG file, 345.9K bytes)