Community safety remains a top priority in Old Kildonan. On April 19, I hosted a Neighbourhood Watch program presentation at Maples Collegiate in collaboration with the Winnipeg Police Service community relations division. Const. Garnie McIntyre’s presentation focused on rebranding and revitalizing Neighbourhood Watch, which provides people with tools to increase community awareness, best crime reporting practices, and offers crime deterrent strategies.
The meeting was well-attended, with strong representation from 204 Volunteers, Northwest Bear Clan Patrol, Elwick Village Resource Centre, Aurora Neighbourhood Watch, Amber Trails/Gates Neighbourhood Watch and Khalsa Aid, all of whom were on hand to lend support and share information.
There was also an engaging question-and-answer session, during which residents had an opportunity to ask about specific areas of interest. Long-term area resident Bill Harrow said, “it was an informative presentation, giving us the tools to help make our community safer.”