Media Advisory - "Cash for Guns" campaign returns to Toronto

    Toronto Crime Stoppers unveils new campaign that's hitting the streets

    TORONTO, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - After an extremely successful "Cash for Guns"
campaign in 2005, Toronto Crime Stoppers, with the support of Toronto Police
Chief William Blair and its marketing partners, will unveil its latest gun
violence prevention initiative and public service campaign at a news
conference on Tuesday.
    The "Cash for Guns" campaign aims to encourage people to come forward
anonymously with any first-hand knowledge of where an illegal or crime-related
handgun could be located, and to educate the community about locations where
these guns are typically stashed.

    When:           Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007
                    10:30 a.m. (EDT)

    Where:          Police Headquarters,
                    40 College St., Toronto
                    Main Lobby

    Participants:   Lorne Simon, Chairman, Toronto Crime Stoppers
                    William Blair, Toronto Police Chief
                    Peter Sloly, Chief Staff Superintendent, Toronto Police
                    Detective Larry Straver, Toronto Crime Stoppers
                    Andrew Simon, SVP, Creative Director, DDB Canada

    Toronto Crime Stoppers ( is a unique partnership between
the community, police and local media in the fight against crime in our city.
The program is dedicated to providing the public with opportunities to
actively engage in helping to fight crime. Crime Stoppers encourages the
Toronto community to assist police by offering anonymous tips by calling
416-222-TIPS. In 2005, over 7000 public tips aided in 415 arrests.

For further information:

For further information: about this event or to schedule interviews,
please contact: Shari Balga, Robert Maclean, DDB Canada, Direct: (416)
972-5832, (416) 972-5831, Cell: (416) 727-4101, (416) 527-7170,,; Lorne Simon, Toronto
Crime Stoppers, (416) 785-5037,

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