News and Events
Annual Toronto Auxiliary Police Toy Drive
Help us give local children in need an unforgettable Christmas!
We will graciously accept new and unwrapped toys at 31 Division.
Because every child deserves a Merry Christmas!
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Cops Cycle for Kids 2013
On Monday, the 06th of May, 2013, at approximately 0800 Hrs., the ride departed from the Topcliff Elementary School situated within 31 Division, where a presentation to the Hospital Foundation for almost $800.00 was made on behalf of the students, parent volunteers and staff, to the involved Officers. They wanted to show that they cared about the local Police and the Hospital, and appreciated our mentorship roles.
The Officers continued onwards to the Toronto Sick Kids Hospital, and at approximately 0900 Hrs., they received a send-off with the incredible Hospital Staff, patients and Families. Including several 31 Division Officers who have recently lost or had their children treated within the various Units at the Hospital.
They travelled East through Ontario into Kingston, Ontario, where they were met by a large contingency of Officers from the Kingston Police Service, they celebrated with the local community. They were supplied a full Police escort from Kingston to Gananoque, where they eventually crossed the border into New York State.
The ride continued on South into Connecticut, where half of the team rode bicycles into Newtown, Connecticut and made TPS Plaque and Student Letters presentations to the Newtown Police Department and the Sandyhook Elementary School. The remainder of the Team continued east through Massachusetts.
The entire Team reunited in Massachusetts and bicycled into Boston, where they arrived at Boston Children’s Hospital, on Saturday, May 11th.
All involved spent the day (Sunday, May 12th) with the Boston Police Department, #4 District, receiving an escort through the location where the Boston Marathon bombings recently occurred, then returned home later that evening arriving late on Sunday, May 12th.
At the present time, these Officers have been able to raise over $15,000.00 for the Toronto Sick Kids Hospital Foundation through donations from fellow Officers and the local community.
Through advertising and interactions with Police Agencies and local Communities during the Bicycle Ride, the Officers have been able to secure almost $1,000.00 for the Boston Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The Hospital Foundations have advised that the fundraising efforts will remain open for 6 months, with the hope of reaching our goal of $50,000.00 and $10,000.00 respectfully.
It should be noted that every member of this Team made a personal commitment to this event in October, 2012, and remained steadfast with respect to fitness training, purchasing personal bicycles for the ride, fundraising efforts, taking personal time off from work and their families, and displaying respect and professionalism at all times before, during and following the ride!
HSQBC Event Dates
Vancouver, BC – May 10, 2013
Saskatoon, SK – November 29, 2013
Toronto, ON – December 6, 2013