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4/18/2015 - Volunteer of the Day

Meet our Volunteer of the Day: Mike Monings

 

Mike has volunteered with Crime Stoppers of Halton since October 2014. When asked why he wanted to volunteer with us, Mike responded “I wanted to contribute to a community I love so much and hope to raise a family in some day.”

 

Since October, Mike has volunteered at our Community Shred and Jail-A-Thon fundraisers. He also joined our 2015 Golf Tournament Committee, where he meets with our Board Members for a few hours every month to help plan and promote our Golf Tournament fundraiser in September.

 

We asked Mike why he continues to volunteer with us, and he replied “It’s gratifying knowing that I am helping make the community that my friends, family, and I live in safer. I also really enjoy working with everyone associated with Crime Stoppers of Halton. It’s given me the opportunity to meet some amazing people and be part of something I am passionate about.”

 

Thank you Mike for all of the time you have dedicated to Crime Stoppers of Halton, you really are keeping Halton Region a safer community! We are happy to have an amazing volunteer like you!

4/17/2015 - Volunteer of the Day

Meet our Volunteer of the Day: Dominique Bannock

Dominique has volunteered with Crime Stoppers of Halton since May 2014. When asked why she wanted to volunteer with us, replied “I thought it was a great opportunity to get more involved with and learn more about my community. I also thought it would be a great way to network and meet people that have similar interests as me on a professional and personal level.”

Dominique continues to volunteer with us because she finds it to be a very rewarding experience to give back to her community. Dominique added that she “Enjoys everyone I work alongside with and it`s always a positive experience. Crime Stoppers of Halton wants their volunteers to be as involved as they would like to be and always listens to new ideas and suggestions.” Dominique certainly is one of our volunteers with numerous ideas and suggestions. In addition to volunteering at a large number of our fundraising and awareness events, she has volunteered even more of her time to be on our PR committee, where she helps with the marketing strategy for events and helps monitor our social media. Dominique says that “Crime Stoppers of Halton has open[ed] my eyes to what happens within my community and how I can help to keep it safer. It has provided me with information on different resources available that I was not aware of.”

In addition to all the time Dominique gives to Crime Stoppers of Halton, she still finds time to volunteer with three other organizations in Oakville.  Dominique does everything she can to keep our community a safer and better place! Last night, Dominique attended the United Way of Oakville Gen Next Top 20 under 40 Awards as a nominee. We are so proud of her efforts and congratulate Dominique on the nomination!

4/16/2015 - $50,000 Commitment from Economical Insurance

Jennifer L. Olchowy, chair of Crime Stoppers of Halton, receives a $50,000 commitment from Doug Maybee on behalf of Economical Insurance to fund Crime Stoppers’ youth education program and activities to raise public awareness about how residents can help keep Halton safe from crime.

Read the full media release.

4/16/2015 - Volunteer of the Day

Meet our Volunteer of the Day: Kyle Thomas

Kyle has volunteered with Crime Stoppers of Halton since July 2013. Kyle wanted to volunteer with Crime Stoppers because he “Always had a lot of respect for what they stand for and what they do for the community. I thought I could give back and help to protect my community by [volunteering].” Kyle continues to volunteer with us because of his respect for the organization.

Over the years, Kyle has volunteered at a number of Community Shred fundraisers, Santa Claus Parades, and Jail-A-Thons. Kyle adds that “All of which raise money for a great cause; bringing justice to those who deserve it with the help of the citizens whom are most affected.” Kyle says that volunteering with Crime Stoppers of Halton has taught him the importance of giving back to the community, and that a program like Crime Stoppers is vital to insuring our community is safe.

Kyle also wished to add that “The volunteers and officers we work with are a dedicated enthusiastic group. They have done a lot to ensure this program remains successful.”

Thank you Kyle for your kind words. We would like to point out that YOU have done a lot to ensure the Crime Stoppers program remains successful.

4/15/2015 - Volunteer of the Day

Meet our Volunteer of the Day: Simon Proteau

Simon has volunteered with Crime Stoppers of Halton since May 2013. Why did Simon originally want to volunteer with Crime Stoppers? “To help Crime Stoppers and it looks good on a resume” he answered. However, brushing up his resume isn’t why he sticks around. Simon says “It’s Fun! I enjoy supporting Halton Police and the Halton Community.”

Simon has volunteered at numerous fundraising and awareness events including our Golf Tournaments, Community Shreds and Key-A-Thon. When asked how Crime Stoppers has affected him, Simon replied “It has made me aware that [Crime Stoppers] is a non-profit organization, running solely on donations and money raised.  I realized that it is a very important program to support and [to] make people aware of that.”

Thank you Simon for your dedication and hard work! Your volunteer efforts have increased the awareness of the Crime Stoppers program!

4/14/2015 - Volunteer of the Day

Meet our Volunteer of the Day: Olga Tenaschuk

Olga has volunteered with Crime Stoppers of Halton since March 2013. Olga wanted to volunteer with Crime Stoppers to help create a safer community, to meet like-minded people, to be part of a team, and to give back to the community. It is for these reasons, in addition to making friends and enjoying the fundraising and awareness events, that Olga continues to volunteer with us.

Over the past 2 years, Olga has volunteered at numerous events including our Golf Tournaments, Community Shreds, Open House, Flicks for Funds, and the Santa Claus Parades. It is participating in the Santa Claus Parades that is one of Olga’s favourite times with Crime Stoppers of Halton. “Penny and I played cops and robbers. Penny made a terrific robber, dressed in the white and black outfit. I was the old fashioned bobby. She would run down the street and I would chase after her waiving the plastic baton. The crowd would cheer for me and tell me where she was [when she has hiding]. The crowd just ate up our routine. It was loads of fun!”

How does Crime Stoppers of Halton affect Olga? She replied, “Postively. I feel purposeful, helpful, it’s fun. I get to meet lots of interesting people!”

Thank you Olga, for everything that you do! We can always count on you and we sure are happy to have you as a volunteer!

4/13/2015 - Volunteer of the Day

Meet our Volunteer of the Day: Penny Ennis

Penny has volunteered with Crime Stoppers of Halton since June 2013. In 2014 alone Penny completed 45 volunteer hours, that’s 5 hours more than what’s required of high school students to complete over 4 years!

Penny wanted to volunteer with Crime Stoppers of Halton to help protect and keep our community safe. When asked why she continues to volunteer with us, Penny answered “Now that I know, and have learned more about protecting and keeping our community safe, I wish to learn as much as possible to further grow Crime Stoppers.”  Penny has volunteered at numerous fundraising and awareness events including our Jail-A-Thon, Community Shreds, Golf Tournament, Santa Claus Parades and acted in one of our Crime Re-enactment’s with CHCH.

Back in April 2014, Penny asked our Police Coordinator what else she could do to help raise awareness for Crime Stoppers. Since Penny is a dog walker, our Police Coordinator thought it would be a perfect fit  for Penny to wear a fluorescent vest with the Crime Stoppers of Halton logo and tip line phone number. Penny thoroughly enjoys being a walking billboard and explaining the Crime Stoppers program to anyone who asks. Penny said that “Crime Stoppers of Halton has better educated me and therefore enabled me to educate my community. I feel like I am part of a great team.” She also added “I encourage people young and old to educate themselves, not just about crime and protecting your community, but to be aware of what is going on around you and your family at all times. Together, we can make a difference!”

Today Penny received the Cheers to Volunteers Award from Volunteer Halton and Community Development Halton for all of the work she has done for Crime Stoppers of Halton. She is our lucky Penny!

 

Crime Stoppers of Halton would also like to congratulate all Volunteer Halton Recognition Award Winners.

Thank you for all you do for Halton Region.

4/12/2015 - Volunteer of the Day

In honour of Volunteer Appreciation Week, Crime Stoppers of Halton would like to introduce you each day to one of our volunteers that helps keep Halton Region one of the safest communities in Canada!

Meet our Volunteer of the Day: Dan Won

Dan has volunteered with Crime Stoppers of Halton since February 2013. He wanted to get involved with Crime Stoppers of Halton to get involved in his community. Dan mentioned “this was the only charitable organization that was of interest.” Why was Dan only interested in Crime Stoppers? Safety.  For his family and for himself. Dan has always been concerned about safe neighbourhoods, and believed that volunteering with Crime Stoppers was a great opportunity for him, as his efforts could benefit the entire region.

Why does Dan continue to volunteer with Crime Stoppers of Halton? He simply stated “I enjoy it.” Dan has volunteered at our Golf Tournaments, Santa Claus Parades and promoting Crime Stoppers with our display booth at community events.

On behalf of all of us at Crime Stoppers of Halton, thank you Dan for all of your hard work! Your efforts really do benefit the entire Halton Region!

2/18/2015 - Canada`s `Most Significant` Crime Stoppers Tip

Tip that thwarted alleged Valentine`s Day shooting plot in Halifax was `most significant` ever: Crime Stoppers

National Post

Tim Callanan, Canadian Press

HALIFAX - The head of Crime Stoppers in Canada says the tip regarding the alleged mall shooting plot in Halifax was likely the most significant ever received in this country for a police investigation.

Ralph Page, President of the Canadian Crime Stoppers Association, said it is an indication of the organization`s role in crime prevention.

Police in Halifax have charged two people with conspiracy to commit murder in connection with an alleged plan to carry out an attack at the Halifax Shopping Centre on Valentine`s Day. The suspects are due to appear in court on Tuesday to face the allegations against them.

Police had no advance warning of the alleged plans other than an anonymous tip, said RCMP Asst. Commissioner Brian Brennan. "This investigation started immediately after that single Crime Stoppers tip came in," he told reporters.

Police have said the tip came from within Canada, but have not said anything more specific due to the anonymous nature of the Crime Stoppers system.

"Anonymity is basically what we sell, what people trust. So we protect that at all costs" said Page.

There are more than 100 local Crime Stoppers programs across Canada, said Page, and each is a charity operated by volunteers.

Page said every program guarantees the anonymity of the person submitting the tip, whether by phone or through an encrypted online submission.

Crime Stoppers began in the United States in 1976 to help local police departments solve crimes by receiving anonymous tips.

In Canada, tips submitted through the program have helped lead to more than 190,000 arrests, according to the Canadian Crime Stoppers Association website.

2/12/2015 - CN Railroaders in the Community Donation

CN Railroaders in the Community program has made a $500 donation to Crime Stoppers of Halton.

CN Railroaders in the Community program has approved a Retired Employee Volunteer Grant for CN retiree, and Crime Stoppers of Halton volunteer, Wally Trapler.

CN is extremely proud of their retired employees who volunteer in their communities. CN recognizes and celebrates their commitment by donating to organizations for which they have volunteered at least 40 hours with.

Crime Stoppers of Halton would like to thank CN Railroaders in the Community for their generous donation and support. We would also like to thank Wally for his dedication and the enthusiasm he brings to Crime Stoppers of Halton. With the support of CN and Wally Trapler, we can continue to keep the Halton Region a safe community.


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