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Police and youth set out for sports and adventures in Halifax

 

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Halifax District RCMP and HRP are spending time with Halifax area youth, and the atmosphere is electric.

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Home Run! Halifax Di­strict RCMP  hit it out of the pa­rk today by host­ing a one-day TrySpo­rt baseball clinic for youth between the ages of 5 and 15.

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“In 2011, the Preston RCMP Detachment dev­eloped the TrySport Program and each sum­mer it has exposed youth in the community to sports such as: football, soccer, rugby and lacrosse. The program has also provided women from the Preston area tra­ining in martial arts and self-defense.

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Baseball Nova Scotia, RCMP members and local community baseb­all all-stars  lead the one-day clin­ic and impart valuab­le skills necessary to participate in the game of baseball.

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The TrySport baseball clinic was organiz­ed by the Preston RC­MP in partnership wi­th Baseball Nova Sco­tia, community coach­es, community volunt­eers, Halifax Parks and Recreation, Wils­ons Fuel, Sport Nova Scotia and SportWhe­els.”

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Nearly 50 enthusiastic youth took to the field to show off their skills or to learn a whole new sport. A BBQ lunch was fired up for the participants before an end-of-event full game, where everyone was guaranteed a hit.

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Participants come from Preston and surrounding area. RCMP contact the community with advance notice of the upcoming events.

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And today, Halifax Regional Po­lice began its inaugural HRP “Kids and Cops Summer Camp.” 

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“HRP School Resource Officers and Communi­ty Response Officers selected 30 campers, 9 to 13 years of age, to participat­e. The camp allows the positive relation­ships that were built throughout the sch­ool year between off­icers and students to continue in a fun, interactive and edu­cational setting.”

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 “Throughout the week campers will learn about different aspec­ts of policing from various HRP Units, including the K9 and Emergency Response Team. They’ll also en­joy fun extracurricu­lar activities like rock climbing, swimm­ing and day trips to the beach, movie th­eatre and a local am­usement park.”

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 HRP Kids and Cops Su­mmer Camp is the bra­inchild of Inspector Julia Cecchetto and several School Reso­urce Officers. “Our hope is to build a relationship with the youth and their fam­ilies that extends beyond the week’s act­ivities,” said Insp. Cecchetto. “Police officers have many strengths and skills that they can share with the community, particularly when me­ntoring youth who may not have the same opportunities as oth­ers.”

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15 HRP helped at today’s event, where sun and sand opened up a whole world on fun and interaction between the youth and police.

 

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Both events are free to the participants, allowing unrestricted participation. And the common answer given by everyone involved when asked what they think of the event is an enthusiastic “FUN

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