Provincial Police Week ‘Working Together for Safer Communities’ celebrated on Manitoulin

Tyson, a Grade 10 student at Manitoulin Secondary School, tries out the UCCM Anishnaabe Police outdoor fitness course at the Police Week activity day hosted by the UCCM Police at the M’Chigeeng beach last week.

M’CHIGEENG—The UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service hosted a Police Week activity day at the M’Chigeeng beach in partnership with youth service providers on the Island which fits in with this year’s Provincial Police Week theme ‘Working Together for Safer Communities.’

“Today is a collaboration between the UCCM (Anishnaabe Police), paramedics (Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board (DSB)), various health services and Manitoulin youth service providers,” explained Michelle Jones, the Aboriginal Support Worker at Manitoulin Secondary School (MSS). “We invited all the Grade 8 First Nation, Metis and Inuit students from across Manitoulin and had workshops for them about preparing for high school and community networking and volunteer hours.”

The event opened up to MSS students at lunch, with activities including: a free barbecue, a UCCM Police outdoor fitness course, beach volleyball, UCCM Police vehicle and DSB ambulance equipment show and shine.

“We were excited to engage students and help them connect with the services that are in the community,” said Ms. Jones, who noted that the event had had a great turnout.