SPECIAL OLYMPICS ONTARIO (SOO) has been a popular charity for the YRPA and our members for quite some time now and definitely has a special place in our hearts. Special Olympics promotes opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and develop skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes, and the community.
The 2017 YRPA Memorial Golf Tournament once again donated their proceeds to the Salvation Army- Central York to help with the costs of their new building going up in Aurora.
The Salvation Army Central York serves the communities of Newmarket, Aurora, and East Gwillimbury. Their purpose is to help the people through various programs from food bank services, clothing and furniture assistance, counseling, assist the seniors, provide shelter, summer camps, and much more.
The YRPA Memorial Golf Tournament is an annual occurrence that happens every June. For the past five years, the charity of choice has been Camp Oochigeas. This camp is more than just a summer camp up in Muskoka. They also offer year-round programs for children affect by childhood cancer at their downtown facility in Toronto, at SickKids Hospital, and throughout the community. Over the past five years, YRPA have raised $29,000 for Camp Oochigeas.
For more information and to donate visit : www.ooch.org
The CPA-Robert Warner Memorial Fund is a joint endeavor between the Canadian Police Association and Paystation Inc. The Memorial Fund distributes an immediate, one-time financial assistance payment to the families of officers who lose their lives in the line of duty.
How to Help
There are a number of ways that you can help grow the Fund so the financial assistance is there when it is needed:
Todd Sepkowski - PRESIDENT
Larry Wood - VICE PRESIDENT
Owen Mashinter - SECRETARY/TREASURER
For a child whose wish is about to be granted, the pain and discomfort of the illness and often harsh treatment regimes somehow become more bearable. For many, the excitement of planning and anticipating their dream has a dramatic effect on their healing. These courageous youngsters often experience a renewed sense of energy and hope as they see a different kind of light at the end of the tunnel.
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The first known police officer killed in the line of duty in Canada is High County Constable John Fisk of King Twp.
High County Constable John Fisk King Township, 1804 John Fisk was born September 24, 1752 in Wallingford, Connecticut. In 1776 he served as an Ensign in Elmore's Connecticut Battalion, part of the Continental Army during the War of the Revolution. During this time he was in charge of prisoners.
Article taken from Newspaper in 1901 On June 4th of that year the vicious gang known to the Press as the "Chicago Bank Robbers" were being conveyed to the gaol by three officers, two of whom were old and only one of whom was armed. They had been on trial in the Assize Court for Robbery of the Ross Bank at Aurora, after being brought from Chicago under heavy guard, in irons.
Sergeant Tom Kirk, a York County Police Officer, was appointed to the Force in 1920 and was stationed in Newmarket during the 1930s. He was a respected member of the community and friend to all the area's town folk. The following is an account of his death as reported by A. Wallace in The York County Constabulary.