Media Advisory - Kitchener RCMP to present cheque to the Kitchener Lions Club on behalf of the Mounted Police Foundation.

    KITCHENER, ON, April 13 /CNW/ - On April 16th, 2007, at 6:45p.m., a
member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will, on behalf of the Mounted
Police Foundation, present a cheque in the amount of $2,500.00 to Joanne
McQuiggan, Executive Director for Thrive! The Canadian Centre for Positive
Youth Development and O.J. Wilura - District Chairperson for Lions Quest. The
funds will be used to sponsor the Lions Quest Program. The Presentation will
take place at the Kitchener Lions Club of Kitchener located at the Lions Arena
at 20 Rittenhouse, Kitchener, Ontario.
    The funding will be used to sponsor Professional Development Workshops
for Educators as well as supplying them with the training packages. What are
the Lions Quest Programs? Lions Quest Programs are school based resources that
help develop fundamental social and emotional competencies in children from
grades Kindergarten to grade 12. Research in social and emotional learning
proves that many different kinds of negative behaviors are caused by the same
or similar risk factors and that the best learning emerges from supportive
relationships that make learning both challenging and meaningful. Program
components include: Classroom curriculum resource, Workshop training, Parents
as partners, Community support and Service-learning. Their Core Programs
include: Skills for Growing - kindergarten to grade 5, Skills for Adolescence
- for grades 6 to 8 & Skills for Action for young adults.
    For more information on the Lions Quest program you can call
1-800-265-2680 or visit their website at

    The Mounted Police foundation is a not-for-profit organization that
manages the RCMP Licensing Program for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Established in 1994, the Mounted Police Foundation carefully reviews every
product that is manufactured under the RCMP name and/or logo to ensure that it
is of the highest quality, tasteful and positively reflects the image of the
RCMP. The royalties collected through the RCMP Licensing Program are then
redirected to support the RCMP community policing initiatives across Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Sgt. Ray BASKIN, RCMP
Kitchener, (519) 896-3542 ext 233; Joanne McQuiggin, Program Manager - Thrive
(Lions Quest), (519) 725-1170 ext 107

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