CRTF and part­ners re­flect on vol­un­teer achieve­ments

Seaway News - - NEWS SMALL BUSINESS - SHAWNA O’NEILL [email protected]

CORN­WALL & SDG, On­tario – Mem­bers of the Corn­wall Re­gional Task Force (CRTF), and its joint part­ner Canada Bor­der Ser­vices Agency En­force­ment and In­tel­li­gence Unit (CBSA E&I), were happy to be ac­tive in the com­mu­nity dur­ing the 2018 hol­i­day sea­son.

Kick­ing off the fes­tive sea­son, mem­bers of the CRTF and CBSA E&I were ex­cited to par­tic­i­pate in the Corn­wall Santa Claus Pa­rade. Of­fi­cers walked with their fam­i­lies along­side the dec­o­rated boat float and all-ter­rain ve­hi­cle while dis­tribut­ing candy canes. The RCMP Safety Bear mas­cot was a high­light of the event.

Corn­wall fire crew and Sparky at­tended the CRTF build­ing on De­cem­ber 14 to col­lect do­nated pre­sents for Sparky’s Toy Drive. Toys were do­nated by em­ploy­ees of CRTF and CBSA E&I and then dis­trib­uted to local chil­dren.

“We all be­lieve that on Christ­mas morn­ing, ev­ery child should wake up to find a present,” said Sgt. Cyn­thia Savard in a press re­lease.

Po­lice of­fi­cers, pub­lic ser­vants, fam­ily mem­bers of the CRTF, part­ners from the Ak­we­sasne Mo­hawk Po­lice Ser­vice, the OPP, Ho­gans­burg Ak­we­sasne Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment and Mo­hawk Tribal Po­lice sang Christ­mas car­ols at the Tsi­ik­wanonhso:te Ak­we­sasne Long Term Care Home and the Iakhih­so­htha Lodge for the El­derly this year. Res­i­dents of both homes en­joyed the per­for­mances and com­pany. The RCMP Safety Bear and Santa Clause also made an ap­pear­ance.

In prepa­ra­tion for the hol­i­day sea­son, the CBSA also or­ga­nized a re­verse ad­vent cal­en­dar, in which in­di­vid­u­als needed to do­nate each day to­wards local food banks.

“Ev­ery­one ac­tively par­tic­i­pated in this great ini­tia­tive,” said Sgt. Savard.

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