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Representatives from the Thunder Bay Police Service joined officials with the Matawa Learning Centre and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre for a trip to Neskantaga First Nation. The purpose of this visit was to introduce the PARTY North program.

PARTY stands for Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth, and students from across the province have participated in the risk-reduction program. Despite its popularity, the program was created with urban students in mind and thus has relevancy issues with students in the Far North. The PARTY North program is an attempt to give youth of the Far North a relatable Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth program.

The PARTY North program is in its infancy, but the reception from Neskantaga First Nation youth was incredibly positive. 

Mino Bimaadiziwin Youth Leadership camp

Aboriginal Liaison Unit officers Cst. Gary Cambly and Cst. Bob Simon played the part of archery instructors during the annual Mino Bimaadiziwin Youth Leadership Program.

The Aboriginal Liaison Unit officers, along with School Resource Officer Cst. Jeff Saunders, participated in activities throughout the weeklong leadership program. 

The Lakehead Public Schools leadership program is based on traditional cultural teachings and focuses on: key life skills, leadership development, healthy relationships, positive self-esteem, self-awareness and connections to education. The Thunder Bay Police Service has been a partner and participant of this program for four years.

Fredericton Funeral

Our thoughts were with the community of Fredericton, members of the Fredericton Police Force, and their family and friends during the funeral for their fallen officers. Thunder Bay Police Service officers participated in the regimental funeral parade that honoured Cst. Sara Burns and Cst. Robb Costello. 

The officers were killed in the line of duty on Aug. 10. The shooting also led to the death of two civilians. 

CCUPCY Backpacks

This year the Canadian Coalition Unified for the Protection of Children and Youth (CCUPCY) held its annual backpack event at the Limbrick complex. During this event, on Thursday, Aug. 16, children in the area were gifted backpacks containing back-to-school supplies.

The Thunder Bay Police Service is one of many organizations that have representatives sit on the CCUPCY committee. TBPS also provided funding to fill 10 of the backpacks given away at the Thursday event.

Cst. Gary Cambly joined other CCUPCY representatives to assist with the handing out of backpacks at a community barbecue.

Miracle Treat Day


The Miracle Treat Day is a great excuse to have a Dairy Queen Blizzard for lunch. So that’s what we did. And while we were picking up our ice-cream lunch May Street store manager Roxanne brought S/Sgt. Gibson behind the scenes to make his Blizzard. Watch until the end, because he does tip Blizzard upside down above his head.

On Miracle Treat Day, net proceeds from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating Dairy Queen locations will be donated to a local Children’s Miracle Network member hospital.

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