Media Advisory - Want To Be a "Mountie"?

    RCMP Hosts "Big Southern Ontario Recruiting Event and Charity BBQ"

    STONEY CREEK, ON, Sept. 6 /CNW/ - Do you want a chance to have a daily
positive impact on your community? How about vast opportunities for growth and
development? What about the adventure of international postings? Is your
passion to "make a difference"? Then a policing career with the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police may be for you.
    The RCMP is hosting the "The Big Southern Ontario Recruiting Event and
Charity BBQ" for anyone interested in learning more about a future career with
the RCMP. Members of the public and the media are also invited to "meet a
Mountie". Enjoy a hamburger or hot dog, bag of chips and a pop for $4.00 with
all proceeds going to the Sunshine Dreams For Kids and John Knox Christian
    Members of RCMP specialized units such as the Emergency Response Team,
Explosives Disposal Unit, Forensic Identification Unit, Police Dog Service,
Tactical Troop and Drug Sections will show some of the latest technology and
techniques in policing. RCMP officers will be available to answer questions
about candidate requirements and the application process.

    Date:        Thursday, September 13, 2007
    Time:        4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Location:    RCMP Hamilton-Niagara Regional Detachment
                 777 Highway 8
                 Stoney Creek, Ontario
                 (Former Stoney Creek City Hall)

    A career with the RCMP offers the chance to have a daily positive impact
on the communities we serve while enjoying vast opportunities for growth and
development in dozens of specialized units as well as international postings.
The RCMP also offers an attractive pay package and job security.
    To apply to the RCMP, you must be a Canadian citizen and 19 years of age
or older, although you can start the application process at age 18. You must
be of good character, proficient in English or French and have a high school
diploma or equivalent. You must also possess a valid Canadian driver's licence
and meet medical and health standards.
    The RCMP is looking for people who are responsible, respectful,,
professional, compassionate, honest and have integrity. Once training is
successfully completed, a new RCMP member can be posted to any one of our
750 detachments across Canada.
    For more information on a policing career with the RCMP, visit our
website at or contact your local recruiting office.

    PRODUCER/EDITOR NOTE: This will be a highly visual event with photo
opportunities of our specialized units and interview opportunities with RCMP
recruiting members. Interview opportunities can be arranged on site or in
advance of the event.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Sgt. John Nuvoloni, Title: NCO
i/c Central Region Proactive Recruiting, Phone Number: (905) 953-7300 x 221
(office), (647) 393-2315 (cell)

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