June 2013 Events in Durham Region and Hamiltion
Durham Chapter – Heading Down the Right Lane
5th ANNUAL BOWLING EXTRAVAGANZA
Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 6:00 P.M.
NEB’s Fun World, 1300 Wilson Road North, Oshawa, Ontario
The Durham Chapter’s Annual Bowling Extravaganza is a fun filled evening where youth, community members and Durham police officers participate in a competitive Bowling Tournament.
Teams consist of both cops and kids competing against each other in an elimination style tournament. The final two teams battle it out not only for the winner’s trophy, but also to play against the Chief of Police Team. The tournament allows for youth, police and community members to work together create lasting relationships while having fun!
Hamilton Chapter – Cops & Kids Baseball Tournament
3rd ANNUAL POLICE – YOUTH BASEBALL TOURNAMENT
Generously Sponsored by the Ippolito Group
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
McMaster University Baseball Diamonds, Hamilton, Ontario
This fun filled day will feature a round robin tournament of teams made up of police officers and youth, capped off with refreshments and an awards ceremony
This tournament is one example of the many programs ProAction provides to ensure that all the youth who have the passion and desire to play team sports have an outlet to do so.
Chief Blair “talks ProAction” on The Wine Ladies TV
All in support of ProAction’s Interactive Chef Night
Saturday, May 11th, 2013
At Evergreen Brick Works
For Media Release click here.
Turn up the volume and enjoy the accompanying video as The Wine Ladies share their bubbly enthusiasm for ProAction and our upcoming Interactive Chef Night. Joining the fun are Toronto Police Chief William Blair and Celebrity Chef Brad Long. Keep watching to see Constable Candy Graham showcase her “Cooking with Cops” program.
Join ProAction Cops & Kids on Saturday, May 11th, 2013 as they celebrate another year of successfully funding programs for at-risk youth! You will enter a world of culinary heaven. Wander through food stations where a different Chef will be creating unique and original dishes for you to try. Taste the wines of local regions, sample the beers from Ontario and learn a thing or two about the food and spirits you will try.
While you are enjoying our walking Marché, don’t forget to stop and enjoy the music of ProAction’s MUSIC! Not Mischief program, mix and mingle with our elite group of guests and ensure you get your 15 minutes with The Wine Ladies, who will be roaming around the party for the evening interviewing and discussing the exciting evening!
For more information including a ticket order form click here.
Grant Application Update for Toronto Police
Please note that a few things have changed in our grant application process:
- ProAction now requires all applications to be submitted a minimum of TWO MONTHS prior to the date funding is needed. The earlier the better!
- Major Grants are now defined as $10,000 and above.
- Officers requesting grants of $10,000 and above are required to call ProAction before submitting an application. We are more than happy to help you with resources and best practices!
Click here to view the revised Toronto Grant Forms.
Skate for Kids
What do Toronto businesses, NHL alumni, and kids have in common? This April 27th, everything!
Any business may register a team of up to 15 players to play with two NHL alumni against a similar team. Then, mingle over lunch, boast about your souvenir jerseys and team photos and partake in the silent auction.
Launched in 1991, Skate for Kids is an all-day hockey event, hosted by Mandrake Management Consultants and The St. Michael’s College School Alumni Association. This year ProAction Cops and Kids has been chosen as one of the charities to receive proceeds from this exciting event. To date, over $850,000 has been raised … let’s make that figure grow!
Click here for more information.
2012 Awards Nomination Packages Now Available
ProAction’s 2012 Awards Nomination Packages for Police Officers in Durham Region, Hamilton and Toronto are now available for download. Click here to go to our downloads page.
The deadline for submitting forms is February 15th, 2013.
Cops and kids get together to enjoy a Raptors game
Thanks to MasterCard Canada, one of our generous corporate partners, several police officers were able to treat kids from their ProAction-funded programs to a Toronto Raptors basketball game at the Air Canada Centre. The more opportunities at-risk kids are given to have positive interactions with police officers, the more our communities benefit. All of the youth had never been to a live game before so this was truly a once in a lifetime experience for them. These bonus events are just icing on the cake for the youth and officers!
Thanks again to all our partners who support ProAction both financially and with morale boosters like special event tickets.
Consider earmarking your 2013 United Way donation
This year, when making your United Way donation, please consider directing your funds to ProAction Cops & Kids. Your donation will be used to fund the much needed programs ProAction supports in Toronto, Durham Region and Hamilton. Be part of the ever-growing groups that are helping reach more and more of our youth and getting more and more police officers involved. (ProAction Cops & Kids Charitable registration #887700862 RR0001)
2011 Annual Report now available online
We’re pleased to share our Annual Report for 2011 celebrating ProAction’s activities for the past year — our 20th year of “Bridging the Gap”. There are some great program stories to check-out from across our three chapters: Durham Region, Hamilton and Toronto; plus a recap of our annual award winners. Click here to view the Annual Report in PDF format.
20 Years of Bridging the Gap!
On Saturday, October 29th, 2011 ProAction Cops & Kids celebrated 20 years of bridging the gap with the 20th Anniversary Celebration Gala. To read more about this milestone event and to view pictures Click here.
Learn more about ProAction Cops & Kids and how we are working towards a brighter future through exciting ProAction programs and initiatives.
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Share your Personal Story with ProAction
We would love to hear from our officers and kids on positive experiences they’ve had while participating in ProAction-funded programs. Click here to send us your story.
Keep up-to-date with ProAction
At ProAction Cops & Kids, we believe that establishing a positive relationship between cops and kids at risk will strengthen our community today and for the future. By funding programs that bring local cops and kids together, we help create an environment of mutual understanding and respect.
ProAction Cops & Kids was founded in 1991 when Toronto businessman John L. Bitove Sr. realized that the City of Toronto would benefit from its youth and police officers having a better relationship with each other. Benefits include: kids beginning to understand and respect police and vice versa, the perception of police improving in the larger community and opening lines of communication between youth and police begin to break down the culture of silence.
Since 1991, ProAction has become the largest private funder of Toronto police programs for youth and has expanded to include chapters in Durham Region (2007) and Hamilton (2008). ProAction works with these police services that make community building a priority and is proud to provide financial assistance to help make police-youth programs a reality.
Police officers are at the heart of every program funded by ProAction Cops & Kids. Each program is initiated and organized by police officers. ProAction encourages officers to share their passions with youth, providing programs with a wide range of activities: sports and camping, arts, leadership, life skills and safety. Many programs include one-on-one mentoring between cops and kids. Participating youth are identified by police officers with the help of local schools, youth workers, churches and community centres.