Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2017-01-30

Subject: Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for Jan. 30
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:43:49 -0500
From: Dawn Neilly <>

1. Suspicious male

A resident in the Fisher Park area reported a suspicious male who is possibly trying to break into houses. The following description was furnished. If you spot him, inform the police by calling 613-230-6211. If you see a crime in progress or any other emergency, call 911.

Approximately 6’0” in height.
Slim – medium build
Late 20’s to early 30’s.
Dark brown facial hair, either a goatee or full stubble.
Local accent.
Blue jeans.
Blue / grey coloured thinnish jacket.
Grey hoodie underneath the jacket with hood up.
A ‘Herschel’ backpack which was a sort of tan or olive green colour

2. 3rd Annual Polar Plunge for Special Oympics

The Ottawa Police Service is honoured to host the 3rd Annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics taking place at Algonquin College (north side of ‘P’ Building) on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in partnership with the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run (OLETR).

The Polar Plunge takes place in several cities across Canada and raises much-needed funds for the athletes and families of Special Olympics Ontario.

“Make it a team building activity and get your coworkers, friends, family and teammates together to make a splash and help out some pretty amazing local athletes,” said Ottawa Police Constable Mike Edens, captain of Polar Plunge team ‘Shock and Thaw’.

Register online, collect donations, and track your fundraising progress.

Plunging begins at 9am! There is free parking at Algonquin College located at 1385 Woodroffe Avenue.

“The OLETR are Special Olympics Ontario’s strongest supporters. Events like the Polar Plunge bring communities together to empower athletes through the joy of sport,” stated Glenn MacDonell, President and CEO of Special Olympics Ontario.

Athletes range in age from children, youth to adults who have an intellectual disability. Sports and training programs are only possible through funds raised through initiatives like the Polar Plunge.

“These athletes are my heroes, truly,” said Ottawa Police Inspector John McGetrick. “Their perseverance and dedication to their sport, coupled with their enthusiasm and sportsmanship, makes for a really enjoyable team experience for athletes, as well as their families.”

About Special Olympics Ontario

Special Olympics Ontario is part of a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through transformative power and joy of sports. We empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all. Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance. Special Olympics encourages sports and fun, bringing people together and breaks down stereotypes about people with intellectual disabilities through a unified sports approach.

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3. OPS Gala raises $100,000

This evening, Ottawa Police Service Chief Charles Bordeleau will present two cheques, each totalling $50,000, to the Ottawa Distress Centre and the Youville Centre, at the Ottawa Police Services Board’s meeting. The cheques represent the total funds raised at the seventh annual Police Gala held on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the Shaw Centre.

The Ottawa Police has been hosting the Gala since 2010 and has raised $645,000 to date.

“Every year we celebrate not only our police service, but also those who work tirelessly to make this city one of the best places to live,” said Chief Charles Bordeleau. “The gala has a lasting impact beyond the event itself through the funds we raise for local charities that deliver much needed services and programs to the most vulnerable in our community.”

Applications from local registered charities interested in becoming the next charity of choice are currently being accepted. Interested applicants can complete and submit a Charitable Application Form. The deadline for applications is February 20, 2017.

The OPS would like to acknowledge this past year’s Gala sponsors for their commitment and leadership, particularly the two Platinum Sponsors, TELUS and The Barley Mow.

The eighth annual Police Gala will be held on Saturday, October 28, at the Shaw Centre. Tickets for this event will go on sale in the spring.

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