The arrival of "fall" heralds in Toys for the North!

LONDON, ON, Oct. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - "O" Division Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has participated in the 'Toys for the North' toy drive since 2010 in partnership with the Canadian Toy Association and Thomson Terminals transportation. This initiative has evolved over the years to include a national network of RCMP, law enforcement, corporate and external partners who collectively contribute to the success of delivering new toys to children in our Northern communities.

This year is no exception as we welcome the RCMP Veterans Association as a new partner.

To date we have made the holidays a little brighter by distributing over $482,000 worth of toys to children in Northern parts of Labrador, Manitoba, Nunavut, and Ontario.

This year's toy delivery by RCMP detachment staff will take place in northern communities located in Newfoundland/Labrador and Ontario.

We are grateful for the hundreds of volunteers who contribute toys, gift wrap, transportation services, planning and distribution from the member companies of the Canadian Toy Association, Hallmark Canada, Thomson Terminals, Canadian Forces, RCMP Veterans Association, RCMP Detachments and policing partners as well as the, private businesses, and the caring public who help to put smiles on the faces of the children.

We invite the public to contribute by dropping off a new unwrapped toy to one of our four GTA detachments in Newmarket, Bowmanville, Milton and Toronto Airport Detachment or at our Hamilton-Niagara Regional Detachment in Stoney Creek during regular business hours. Donation boxes will be available at the five offices between Monday, October 24, 2016 and Monday, November 21, 2016, 9:00 am3:30 pm.

"Together we can help grow this great program and let the children of Canada's north know that people care about them!" says RCMP Inspector Chris McBryan, National coordinator 2016 Toys for the North.

Be sure to follow the journey of the toys from GTA to northern Newfoundland/Labrador and Ontario on our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Visit Toys For The North for more information.

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For further information: Cpl. Louise Savard, RCMP Media Relations, 905-876-9709


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