When Times Are Bad, It’s Important To Remember There Are Good People Doing Good Things In Our Communities
News from the Niagara Regional Police Service with a A Brief Foreword from Niagara At Large
Posted January 21st, 2018 on Niagara At Large
A Foreword from NAL reporter and publisher Doug Draper – At a time when there are a lot of bad things happening in this region, this country and this world that we ignore at our peril – at a time like this past Saturday, January 20th, when we open up local newspapers to news that those who are supposed to be our municipal leaders in Niagara are once again, through some of their own objectionable conduct and through the complicity of their own standoffishness and silence, are allowing our regional headquarters to be repeatedly used as a venue for bullying, harassment and hate speech – it is just as important to remember that there are good people among us, doing good things in our communities.
One of those good people is Gary Screaton Page, resident in the Niagara, Ontario community of Fort Erie and a long-time Chaplain for the Niagara Regional Police who, through his dedication to community, and his own sense of humanity and generosity, has spent years working with others to welcome newcomers to this region of Canada, and serve the common good in many other ways.
For his many years of community giving, Gary Screaton Page has recently been presented with the Ontario Medal of Good Citizenship at a special ceremony at Queen’s Park in Toronto.
We at Niagara At Large join many others in congratulating Gary Page for receiving this well-deserved honour, and in reminding ourselves and others that aside from the bad and ugly that are unfortunately out there and in need of pressing attention, there are also good people among us, doing good things for our greater Niagara community.
Now here is a news release the Niagara Regional Police Service has released on Gary Screaton Page’s receipt of Ontario’s Good Citizenship Medal –
The Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) is proud to announce that this past January 17th, 2018 the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario presented NRPS Chaplain Gary Page with the Ontario Medal of Good Citizenship.
This medal recognizes individuals for their exceptional long-term efforts and outstanding contributions to the well-being of their communities.
The Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship recognizes Chaplain Page’s years of dedication to his community including his role as an NRPS Chaplain, a volunteer with Victim Services Niagara, a member of the NRPS Auxiliary Unit, his work with assisting refugees relocating to Niagara, and his work with local youth.
NRPS Chief Bryon MacCulloch attended the event in Toronto. The Chief will be posting photos from the event on his official NRPS Twitter account: https://twitter.com/BryanMacCulloch.
The event can also be viewed live following the link below: https://livestream.com/oncitizen/omgc2017
Further information about our Chaplain Unit and Chaplain Page can be found below: https://www.niagarapolice.ca/en/careersopportunities/chaplains.asp
To visit Gary Screaton Page’s website, click on – http://www.garyscreatonpage.com/ .
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