Calgary, AB,
16
September
2014
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23:41
America/Denver

Share Your Bear 2014

Calgary Police Service Trauma Dog Hawk, and his handler, Sgt. Brent Hutt, will host the 14th Annual Share Your Bear Event tomorrow.

The Calgary Police Service, Kids Help Phone, Girl Guides of Canada and Maxwell Realty have teamed up once again to provide countless hugs to victims of crime through more than 4,000 bears donated this year.

At 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, young Girl Guides will present the bears to the Calgary Police Service Victim Assistance Unit at Girl Guide Headquarters, 2188 Brownsea Drive N.W.

These huggable stuffed animals are collected each year from caring Calgarians and corporations like MaxWell Realty. They are taken to Girl Guides Headquarters where they are affixed with logos and contact information for the Kids Help Phone and the CPS Victim Assistance Unit.

Victim Assistance Volunteer Advocates then give the bears out to children and youth in the community who experience trauma as the result of crime.

For Calgarians interested in donating bears to the program, Maxwell Realty accepts donations year-round. Visit maxwellrealty.ca for a list of locations.

The Calgary Police Service is grateful for this program, which enhances the ability of our officers to reach out and assist victims of crime.

The media are invited to attend the Share Your Bear event. Representatives from each participating organization will be available for interviews, along with numerous photo/video opportunities.