51D Building Bridges Gala

2016 51 Division CPLC Scholarship endowment recipient Sara Marcellin-Elliot, a Behavioural Science Technology full-time student

From The Bulletin, December 2013

2013 Building Bridges Gala in retrospect:

Would you like to make a donation now?  Please use this link to provide bridging scholarship for marginalized youth:  Donate to Building Bridges Today.  You can also check here to see if your company has a donation matching program!

Thank you and see you in November!!!

A glimpse back to November 1st, 2012 at the 4th annual Building Bridges Scholarship Fundraiser Gala!

Many more pictures may be viewed at http://www.facebook.com/CPLC51Div

The fabulous CPLC Co-Chair Rosemary

Superintendent John Tanouye, award recipient Raoua'a Al Khanati
and Gala Co-Chair Deb Devgan
MC Alan Parks of the Royal Canadian Air Farce,
Gala Co-Chair Deb Devgan and TPS Board Chair Alok Mukherjee

Superintendent John Tanouye and Staff Sergeant John Spanton

Deb Devgan, Gala Co-Chair, Marilyn McNeil-Morin, Chair,  School of Fashion Studies and Performing Arts,
and Gala Co-Chair Superintendent John Tanouye

Gala Co-Chair Deb Devgan, Gala Co-Chair Superintendent John Tanouye, Marilyn McNeil-Morin, Chair, School of Fashion Studies and Performing Arts and TPS Board Chair Alok Mukherjee

♠ 51 Division CPLC Building Bridges Gala ♦ 
♣ Less than one week to November 1st! 
♠ Tickets selling quickly 

♠  ♣   Welcome back to our sponsor BMO Financial Group♠  ♣  

 Daniels Spectrum  Underground Parking available ♣ Access from Sackville St. along south side of centre 

Building Bridges Fundraising Gala
November 1, 2012

Help them find their dream.   
Help them find their calling.   
Help them find their passion.   
Help them find their  true colours:

Save the date!!!  November 1, 2012

BB011112 - Regent Park Art & Cultural Centre

On the various hard hat tours of the Regent Park Arts& Cultural Centre we have been conducting over the last 18 months, many people have asked how they can help. We are now gearing up for the opening of the centre in September and your help spreading the word would be greatly appreciated.

Last week, we launched a new website,  www.regentparkarts.ca, that includes videos of six inspirational young people talking about growing up in Regent Park and the role that the arts play in their lives. Please check them out and then share them with your friends on social media. A colleague created this handy guide below (for luddites like me) on how to share this on social media.

Enjoy the videos and thanks for helping us get the buzz going. Confirmation of the centre’s opening events will be announced very soon.

Tim Jones
President and CEO






Artscape is a not-for-profit organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities.

TAKE PART:  Donate today to make our projects and programs a reality.

If you’d like to get in on the social media action, there are a few easy ways to help share this story far and wide:
* Visit our Artscape page:  https://www.facebook.com/TorontoArtscape
* Click share on any of the posts there to share with your friends – feel free to include your own personal note!
* You can also like our new page for the centre:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Regent-Park-Arts-Cultural-Centre/446179922088682 and share posts from there as well!

* Retweet posts from Artscape’s Twitter accounts - @Artscape and @RegentParkArts
* Make your own tweet and share the URL www.regentparkarts.ca
* Don’t forget to include the hashtag #regentparkarts

* Share a photo with the hashtag #regentparkarts and it will show up in the Instagram widget on  www.regentparkarts.ca

* Like the videos, favourite them, create a response video.
   You can find the playlist of all 6 videos here:  www.youtube.com


Join us for the 4th annual Building Bridges Gala to be held on Thursday, November 1st, 2012 at the Regent Park Art & Cultural Centre!!!

The Regent Park Arts and Cultural Centre at Artscape is dedicated to building a space that it is open to the world and reintegrating the Regent Park community. The Centre is poised to become the artistic, cultural and social core of the new neighbourhood. It is slated to open in Fall 2012.
Thanks to everyone for your support making the 3rd Annual Building Bridges Fundraising Gala a success!

From the December 2011 issue of The Bulletin:

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.

Scholarship Fundraising Cocktail Reception Gala
Thursday, November 10th, 2011
Corus Entertainment Inc. – Corus Quay
25 Dockside Drive - Toronto
We would like to extend an invitation to you to join our team of sponsors for the 3rd annual Building Bridges Gala. The Toronto Police Service’s 51 Division Community Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) has been serving the Division since 1996. 51 Division is bounded by Bloor Street to the north, Queens Quay to the south, Don Valley Parkway to the east and Yonge Street to the west.

The Community Police Liaison Committee is made up of community volunteers and Toronto Police Service members from within the Division.  Our mandate is to work together in the identifying, prioritizing, and problem-solving of local policing issues by being proactive in community relations, crime prevention, education, mobilization, and communications initiatives.

This fundraising initiative is an opportunity for us to work towards our goal of providing bridging scholarships for at-risk urban youth to attend George Brown College with guidance from such community partners as Pathways to Education and the Regent Park Community Health Centre, as well as support for various youth programs in 51 Division.

We are honoured to have George Brown College as our co-presenter of the evening’s fashion and art show again this year.  We are asking for your donation towards this fundraiser in the form of cash donations or in-kind products or services. Sponsorship would provide numerous name recognition outlets citywide, marketing and advertising opportunities and your corporate name attached to a very worthy cause.

Our goal is that our annual Building Bridges Gala surpasses the tremendous success of our earlier fundraisers, exceeding all expectations.  We hope that we can count on your support to help us achieve that goal.

For further information, please contact Superintendent John Tanouye, 51 Division CPLC Co-Chair at 416-808-5114.

Top Cops: CPLC Gala at St. Lawrence Hall
As seen in www.thebulletin.ca November 19th was the night for Building
Bridges, a scholarship fundraising cocktail reception and gala presented by the 51 division Community Police Liaison Committee at the historic St. Lawrence Hall, and Seen reporter Duncan McAllister was there to take it all in. The elegant evening featured haute couture presented by the School of Design and Fashion at George Brown College, a silent auction, a dance performance, succulent hors d'oeuvres prepared by chef Jamie Kennedy and a live art wall. A fine evening was enjoyed by all, and members of the 51 division police force and residents of the local community had the opportunity to mingle and socialize.

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