The Cornwall Community Police Service is pleased to announce the upcoming events of our 7th annual Youth Symposium from February 23rd to the 25th, 2011. All students in grade 7 to grade 12 have been invited to hear Alvin Law’s story. Alvin
was born without arms and then given up for adoption by his birth mother. His foster mother through her dedication encouraged Alvin to use his feet for hands. Alvin was recognized for his musical ability and then became an award winning musician. He later embarked on a career in broadcasting then moved onto to several other positions before starting his own business in motivational speaking. His amazing life story will provide students with coping tools that all challenges can be overcome regardless of the situation. He will be speaking to over 2000 students on February 23rd and 24th at the General Vanier Intermediate School auditorium.
Other activities during the week include a social “dodgeball” game between members of the Cornwall Community Police Service and grade 5 students from Eamers’ Corners Public School on February 22nd at 11:30 a.m.
On February 25th at 01:00 p.m., a skating event with members of the Cornwall Community Police Service and students from St-Mathew Catholic School and T. R. Leger will be held at the Cornwall Civic Complex.
These events have been graciously sponsored by the Eastern Ontario Training Board.
The Cornwall Community Police Service is committed to the youth of our community and to our vision “A safer Cornwall, reducing crime always.”