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Kids and Cops Fishing Event

Web posted on June 15, 2017

On June 10th 2017 members of the Guelph Police Service hosted its seventh annual Kids and Cops fishing event. A group of young people from the Guelph Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization were invited to attend a day of fishing organized by the platoon members. The kids met at the police station early that morning and were bused to private pond where they were provided all the equipment necessary to catch the "big one".

Fish, including large mouth bass, small mouth bass, rainbow trout and sunfish were caught by all. After a fun filled day of fishing, the kids enjoyed a barbeque lunch before being bused back to the police station. Although the weather was sunny and warm, the fish were active and everyone enjoyed the day.

Experts have rated fishing as one of the best outdoor activities for children. It is one of the few activities where a youngster can outperform an adult. For example, a child has an excellent chance to catch a larger fish than an adult. This provides a legitimate sense of accomplishment and a logical source for sincere praise. These are two of the most essential elements contributing to a child's feeling of self-confidence.

According to Bob Izumi, chair of the Fish For Ever Foundation and star of Real Fishing Television, there is nothing that puts a smile on a kid's face faster than catching a fish. "That's why I love to create opportunities for children and families to go fishing," states Izumi. "Fishing is one of the very best ways for parents and other adults to establish productive and healthy relationships with children.

This is one of the many events hosted throughout the year by members of the Guelph Police Service to interact with members of the community. It affords an opportunity for members of the police service reaffirm their commitment of enhancing the quality of life while contributing to the positive growth and development of members of the community.

Participating members of the Guelph Police Service would like to thank the following supporters of the event: Fishing Forever Foundation Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation Bob Izumi Productions Police Association of Ontario Eden House Care Facility Elliott Coach Lines Campbell's Sanitation Piller's Fine Foods


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