Gathering of the Four Directions Teaches Kids & Cops To Get Involved In Community & Know Ancestry

Humber River celebrated as a Heritage River with many kids, community members and police officers from across the Greater Toronto area Sunday June 8, 2014
Humber River celebrated as a Heritage River with many kids, community members and police officers from across the Greater Toronto area Sunday June 8, 2014
1st Annual Gathering of The Four Directions brought kids, cops and community together at Etienne Brule Park by the Old Mill in Toronto to celebrate ancestors and Humber River
1st Annual Gathering of The Four Directions brought kids, cops and community together at Etienne Brule Park by the Old Mill in Toronto to celebrate ancestors and Humber River
Constable Kim Turner @TPSMkwa proudly watches youth Native dancer celebrate our past and our future at the 1st annual Gathering of the Four Directions event at Etienne Brule Park by the Old Mill, Toronto, Ontario Canada
Constable Kim Turner @TPSMkwa proudly watches youth Native dancer celebrate our past and our future at the 1st annual Gathering of the Four Directions event at Etienne Brule Park by the Old Mill, Toronto, Ontario Canada

Click here for link to several pictures from the day taken by Constable Scott Mills of Toronto Police Service Corporate Communications that are free to use by anyone. No permission required.

Official News Release of the event:

Gathering of the Four Directions

Broadcast time: 09:20
Sunday, June 8, 2014

Divisional Policing Support Unit
416-808-7046

On Sunday, June 8, 2014, Divisional Policing Support Unit – Aboriginal Peacekeeping, are hosting the inaugural Gathering of the Four Directions canoe event in partnership with Peel, York, Durham, and RCMP Police Services. Community partners include Toronto Council Fire Cultural Centre and Alderville First Nations.

Police and youth will embark from the Rousseau site, of the Humber River, at 9 a.m., and canoe up to the Northwest bank south to the Old Mill Stone Bridge. The group will celebrate their cultural traditions and teachings at Etienne Brule Park.

The Gathering is part of a larger celebration as the Toronto Region Conservation Authority and the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Inner City Outripping Centre are inviting all citizens to gather at The Humber Canadian Heritage River to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of this river.

Other partners including FutureWatch, WWF, along with the Toronto Urban Fishing Ambassadors, will be presenting information about the importance of this celebrated river.

The route is accessible to hike, bike or take the Old Mill TTC bus to attend this celebration.

For further media information on the Gathering of the Four Directions, contact Constable Kim Turner, Aboriginal Peacekeeping Unit at 416-808-7046/ cell: 647-539-1237

For further information on the other events, contact Al Crawford: 416-206-0304.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Constable Kim Turner

Watch “Soldier Boy” dedicated by youth Native drummers to #RCMPfallen3 ~ 3 RCMP officers killed in the line of duty June 4, 2014 led by Toronto Police Constable Christopher Robert

Watch opening song by youth Native drummers

Canada Rivers Day was part of 1st Annual Gathering of the Four Directions event honouring ancestry and building strong  community bonds between kids, community and cops for the future June 8, 2014 at Etienne Brule Park. Great to see David Miller  representing World Wildlife Foundation at the event among several community partners
Canada Rivers Day was part of 1st Annual Gathering of the Four Directions event honouring ancestry and building strong community bonds between kids, community and cops for the future June 8, 2014 at Etienne Brule Park. Great to see David Miller representing World Wildlife Foundation at the event among several community partners
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