Calgary, AB,
28
September
2015
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15:22
America/Denver

YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre celebrates grand opening

YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre is excited to celebrate the opening of its new facility.

This innovative learning centre is a leader in youth education and crime prevention. It will provide a one of a kind experience for grade six students with programming related to drugs, gangs, bullying, healthy relationships, cyber safety, and forensic science.

State of the art technology paired with exciting stories from the world of the Calgary Police Service and its connection to the community will provide hours of education and intrigue for children, youth and families. A virtual ride along in HAWCS helicopter, solving cases in forensic crime labs and a spotlight on officers, historic cases and evidence will give a glimpse into the ever changing world of policing in Calgary.

The opening of YouthLink has been made possible through a $5 million contribution from the Calgary Police Foundation.  “YouthLink Calgary showcases our mandate of education, crime prevention, and early intervention. It engages youth and helps strengthen our community, ensuring it remains a safe place to live and raise our families” says Brian Ferguson, Chair, Calgary Police Foundation.

“Empowering youth to make good decisions while bringing the stories of the Calgary Police Service to life in a space that provides an experience found nowhere else in North America, is only possible through the tireless support of the Calgary Police Foundation and our generous partners including Encana Corporation, Repsol, Shaw Communications, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Nexen Energy a CNOOC Limited Company and Enbridge Inc. ” says Tara Robinson, Executive Director, YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre.

YouthLink will provide programming to Grade 6 students, with classroom activities beginning on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Up to 15,000 students are anticipated to make their way through this unique learning experience on an annual basis.

Fridays and Saturdays are open to the public with free admission, beginning on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. For more information on opening hours please visit www.youthlinkcalgary.com.