Thursday, June 28, 2012

RCMP Launch New Program

 Positive Ticketing Program 
Encourages Youth Making Healthy Choices

Nanaimo youth will soon get some extra recognition for displaying positive behaviours, leadership skills and good work ethic by local RCMP members. Youth will be rewarded with a ticket that entitles them to three free admissions to a swim, skate and drop in gym session at Nanaimo Parks, Recreation and Culture facilities. The program is seen as a way to break down barriers between youth and police. The passes also provide an opportunity for some youth who may otherwise not have the means to participate in recreation activities.

“We see this program as a win for everyone involved, the youth, our members and our partners at Parks, Recreation and Culture,” explains Cst. Matt Watkin. “Rewarding good behaviour with safe and enjoyable activity options has proven to reduce crime as well as introduce youth to other role models that will support their positive choices and keep them on the right track.”

The tickets include a quick reference code (QR) that when scanned will link directly to the online schedule of the recreation activities available. They also include a list of local youth services available.

“We are pleased to be a part of this program. Encouraging youth to make smart, healthy choices and to be engaged in their community is an important part of our role in the community,” states Suzanne Samborski, Senior Manager, Culture and Recreation Services with the City of Nanaimo.

For more information about the positive ticketing program, please contact Cst. Matt Watkin at 250 754 2345 ext 6261.


1 comment:

  1. Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks.


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