Constable Jen Sidhu has been conducting yoga classes for young girls in the Dixon Rd. community for nearly two years.
On August 12, she joined some of them at a family fun day and barbecue at Dixon Park in Etobicoke.
“They are here with their families and this is a great opportunity for me to meet their parents,” said Sidhu, a Media Relations Officer in Corporate Communications.
Micro Skills, a community service organization that provides women, youth, newcomers and minorities with the tools to run a successful business, collaborated with 23 Division to organize the community event.
“It’s great to have the Division and the Mounted Unit, which made an appearance earlier, come out and support this event,” said Micro Skills program co-ordinator Julian Tersigni. “We partner with the Division on several projects and they have always been helpful and ready to assist.”
Sergeant Brian Beadman and several of his officers were at the barbecue.
“Micro Skills is very active in the community and we are always willing to partner with them on any initiative that will benefit the people who live here,” he pointed out.
Robert Duncan, a retired Auxiliary officer and longtime community resident, attended the event.
“This was an opportunity for me to come out and reconnect with Sergeant Beadman and also interact with members of my community,” said Duncan, who was assigned to 23 and 12 Divisions during nearly three decades of service as an Auxiliary member.