February 11, 2015
WINNIPEG, MB: MJHL Commissioner, Kim Davis, and Assistant Commissioner Kevin Brosseau, Commanding Officer of the RCMP, are pleased to announce a new community relations partnership agreement between the MJHL and the RCMP & RCMP Foundation.
“The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) boasts teams in 11 communities across the province and these areas are also served by RCMP detachments,” said Davis. “RCMP officers and MJHL players are role-models in the community and our partnership will be focused on promoting positive choices for youth.”
Comprised of over 275 players ages 16-20, the MJHL reaches a wide audience province-wide, including a large following from Aboriginal communities. Two MJHL teams are located on First Nations – the Opaskwayak Cree Nation Blizzard and the Waywayseecappo First Nation Wolverines.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is Manitoba’s Provincial Police Service and provides policing services to approximately 98% of the geography of Manitoba and half of its population.
“The RCMP and MJHL share values of teamwork, fair play and giving back to the community”, said Brosseau. “This partnership will focus on promoting healthy lifestyles for youth in Manitoba.” The community relations partnership will include RCMP officers and MJHL players delivering positive messages to students and youth in schools and community centers.
“The MJHL is excited about the partnership and we thank the RCMP and RCMP Foundation for their vision, leadership and support,” said Davis.
Shown in picture:
(top from left) Dave Shuttleworth, RCMP; Kamerin Nault, Winnipeg Blues;
Brian MacKenzie, Selkirk Steelers; Scott Kolody, RCMP
(sitting from left) Kim Davis, MJHL; Kevin Brosseau, RCMP