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Fourth Annual Kids and Cops Fishing Event

Web posted on June 12, 2014

On June 7, 2014, members of Platoon A of the Guelph Police Service hosted its fourth annual Kids and Cops fishing event. A group of thirty 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 a private pond where they were provided all the equipment necessary to catch the "big one". Fish, including largemouth bass, small mouth bass, rainbow trout, speckled 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 to reaffirm their commitment of enhancing the quality of life while contributing to the positive growth and development of members of the community.

Members of Platoon A would like to thank the following supporters of the event:
Fishing Forever Foundation
Bob Izumi Productions
Police Association of Ontario
Canadian Tire Woodlawn Road store
Canadian Tire Stone Road store
Eden House Care Facility
Elliott Coach Lines
Campbell's Sanitation
Debbie's Boxed Meat 715 Wellington Road West
Food Basics 3 Clair Road West

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