Toronto’s Police got together for a “Pirates Cove” themed gala night of fun, charity and giving back to the community at ProAction’s Cops And Kids charity gala held at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.
Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair was there as well talking about how ProAction aims to improve the dialogue and perceptions between youth and police, and how police and youth both help local communities. So ProAction aims to opening lines of communication between youth and police begin to break down the culture of silence.
There was magic, food, games and exploring Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada for the special night on April 24, 2015. It was great to see the kids and cops getting some quality time together. Former Toronto FC Captain, Dwayne De Rosario, also joined in.
The new Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders was also in attendance.
New @TorontoPolice Chief @marksaunderstps stopped by #ProjectO at @COPSandKIDSca #PiratesCove event @RipleysAquaCA ? pic.twitter.com/wjCa1SG271
— Jesse Weeks (@OfficerWeeks) April 26, 2015
Overall it was a great night at the aquarium as guests explored and had fun at the aquarium while raising funds to support ProAction’s community based programs with officers and youth including sports, camping and much more activities.
Thank you to our sponsors, attendees & supporters for making #PiratesCove gala a successful night! pic.twitter.com/LTm1qD6IaM
— ProAction Cops&Kids (@COPSandKIDSca) April 25, 2015
Founded in 1991, ProAction has been involved in the community and “bridging the gap” (8 min video) for over 20 years.
For more info visit www.copsandkids.ca
Photos by Nick Lee