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Making a Difference alongside Caledon OPP

Teddy Bear Christmas
Written by Patti Foley

On Saturday, December 16, 2017 members from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police filled the aisles of Walmart in Bolton with 70 little shoppers in tow.  While children packed their carts with gifts to purchase for Christmas, hands were full over at Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School in Caledon East as volunteers were busy preparing a breakfast feast and making sure all was in order for the arrival of the hungry shoppers.

It was a magical and memorable event for all with games, gifts, and jolly old St. Nick; but most importantly it was a day dedicated to helping children within our own community – so they too could receive a brighter and merrier holiday season.  With that being said, Caledon OPP could not have done it without the help of so many people, organizations, and businesses that graciously donated to this noteworthy cause.  CEO and President of the United Nations Foundation, Kathy Calvin, once said: “Giving is not just about making a donation.  It is about making a difference.”

Thank you to all who helped us make a difference:

All volunteers, Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus & helpers, local residents who donated food & toys, Optimist Club of Caledon, Robert F. Hall (Administration, kitchen staff and student volunteers), Rafat, Town of Caledon, Garden Foods, Zehrs (Bolton), Auto Block, OPP Auxiliary Unit, Pathfinders, Oxford Learning, Ontario Provincial Police Association (Branch 5), Tim Hortons Bolton (The Stafford Group), FutureShield Inc., Simpson Strong-Tie Canada, Ltd. (Brampton), Parkview Transit, McC Photography Studio, TACC Construction, Star Auto Glass, Caledon Village Association, Sign Solutions, Westib Investments, Long Environmental, Pacific Paving, Markdale Aggregates, Olympia Sand & Grave, Tri-County Aggregates, Pevato family, Frustaglio family, and the Crowhurst family.

From all of us at the Caledon OPP, we wish you a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

About the author

Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.