Thursday, December 22, 2011

3rd Annual Building Bridges Fundraiser Preliminary Results

We would like to thank you for your generous support for the Building Bridges Gala fundraiser and the George Brown Foundation endowment in the name of the ‘51 Division Community Police Liaison Committee’. We are proud to inform you that we achieved our goal this year and the total funds, to be confirmed in the spring, will be delivered to George Brown Foundation and then matched by the Government of Ontario. When the Foundation report is received confirming our total, we will advise our supporters. Based on past matching rates we expect to have close to $50,000.00 in our endowment! We are grateful and pleased to be able to say that you were a part of what is a milestone for the 51 Division CPLC.

As always, we are honoured to have George Brown College as our co-presenter of the fashion and art show again this year, and thrilled to have Global Toronto and the Toronto Star on board as media sponsors. As mentioned, this year’s gala art wall will be donated to Nelson Mandela Public School in September 2012 when they re-open with their new facility in Regent Park.

A ‘thank you’ note was just received from our current year’s recipient in which she relayed a story of her past doubts at continuing with her post-secondary education. She acknowledges the role and influence of generous, caring people in the community that she feels blessed to have met. She expressed her gratitude, specifically, to our circle of wonderful supporters.

Our 4th annual Building Bridges Gala is set for Thursday, November 1st, 2011 the details of which will also be confirmed in the spring of 2012. We hope that you will consider attending and/or sponsoring our efforts once again next year.

Thank you again for helping to make this year’s gala a tremendous success, fortifying and growing the existing endowment so that we may provide much needed educational assistance to the youth of our community. We hope that we can count on your continued support to help us achieve that goal.


Deborah Devgan | 51 Division CPLC Gala Co-Chair
Superintendent John Tanouye | 51 Division CPLC Gala Co-Chair

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Personal Safety Seminar

December 13, 2011:  Personal Safety Seminar
What:     Personal Safety Seminar - Protect yourself against street robberies
Who:      Everyone of all ages
Where:  51 Division - 51 Parliament Street, Community Room
When:   Tuesday December 13th, 2011 from 7pm
Why:      Knowing how and where criminals who commit these crimes are likely to operate will help you avoid becoming a victim

Space is limited, so to reserve a place call the 51 Division Community Response Unit at (416) 808 – 5193 to confirm your attendance.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Building Bridges 2011 on Global News Final

Thanks to everyone for your support making the 3rd Annual Building Bridges Fundraising Gala a success!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Haute Couture Replaces Uniform

Casual and formal wear, including fashionable gowns and stylish high-heel pumps, replaced dark navy-blue shirts, cargo pants and boots as 51 Division officers patrolled the catwalk for a few hours to benefit a scholarship fund.
The Corus Entertainment Centre hosted the downtown Division’s Community Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) and George Brown College third annual fundraising gala on Nov. 10.
While a few of the officers were comfortable, having strutted their stuff before, first-time model Det. Matt Moyer was a bit nervous – not knowing what to expect or how he would be received. He was also the oldest model.
“I was quite honoured when they asked me,” he said.
“It’s fun and a night out with your colleagues and it’s an occasion to help our CPLC raise much-needed funds for a good cause.”
The money raised goes towards a scholarship for a student attending George Brown College. This year’s winner was 18-year-old Sarah Opong, who was presented with her scholarship by CPLC co-chairs Deb Devgan and 51 Division Supt. John Tanouye.
Raised by a single mother who migrated from Ghana, Opong – enrolled in George Brown College’s child and youth worker program – initially lived with her mother in a women’s shelter, before the family moved to the north side of Regent Park.
She credits the Regent Park North Centre, the Yonge St. Mission and the Kiwanis Boys & Girls Club for teaching her that the environment you live in does not define who you are.
Sgt. Craig Somers joined Global TV crime reporter Catherine McDonald as the event MCs.
“This is a fun event that brings communities together for a good cause,” said Somers, who has been with the Service for 16 years.
“It’s great just to get everyone together for a good time.”
In addition to Moyer, the other gorgeous models were Kristal Lynch, Liz Harnett, Kelly Sunghing, Hannah Bartz, Adam McKnight, Farzhad Ghotbi, Les Nyznik, Sheraz Arshad, Marty McLaughlin, Amanda Annetts and Jessica McInnis.


Wednesday, November 09, 2011

The Gala is tomorrow!

Don't miss out on the action!  Meet Chief Blair, attend a fashion show while nibbling on Jamie Kennedy's creations with a cocktail -- all while contributing to scholarships for at-risk youth! 

Call to reserve your ticket today!

Monday, October 03, 2011

CPLC Gala Coming Soon!!!  Look for us on Page 3      of "The Bulletin"

Click here to link to Page 3 of  The Bulletin

Monday, August 29, 2011

Only 73 more days until the Building Bridges Gala!!!

Come experience the fantastic new Corus Quay facility by Sugar Beach in Toronto and support at-risk youth!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

51 Division 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

What:     51 Division Building Bridges 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Who:      Everyone of all ages with Officers from 51 Division
Where:  St. Jamestown Cage Court between 325 and 375 Bleeker Street
When:   Saturday August 13th, 2011 between 11am to 6pm
Why:      Tons of fun and to cheer everyone on!

Media Release:
Saturday, August 13, 2011, 11 a.m.,
Outdoor basketball court, next to 325 Bleecker Street,
Building Bridges 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
51 Division, 416-808-5100

On Saturday, August 13, 2011, at 11 a.m., on the outdoor basketball court next to 325 Bleecker Street, the Toronto Police Service is hosting the Building Bridges 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament.

It's an event that brings police, community and youth together with a focus on building positive relationships.

This event provides an opportunity for youth to engage with police officers in a different social setting.

This event begins on the outdoor basketball court and ends in sustaining relationships across geographic communities, social boundaries, police relationships and, perhaps most important, across kids' lives.

The media and public are invited to attend.

For more information, please contact Constable Brian Holder at 647-618-1092.
Constable Tony Vella, Corporate Communications, for Constable Brian Holder, 51 Division