Officers took part in the second annual Tamil Fest, taking part in the cultural celebration and interacting with the community.
Tamil members of various Law Enforcement agencies and Justice Sectors across the Greater Toronto Area were invited to participate in the three-day festival that drew over 90,000 to Markham Road between McNicoll Avenue and Passmore Avenue from August 26-28. There are over 300,000 Tamils in Canada. The festival is the largest of its kind celebrating Tamil culture, cuisine, art and entertainment outside of the Indian sub-continent.
On August 27, Halton Regional Police Service Deputy Chief Nishran Duraiappah along with Toronto Police Service Police and Auxiliary Officers, Court Officers, and Parking Enforcement Officers as well as Probation Officers from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services attended the event.
Officers had a chance to meet members of the community and were acknowledged for their service to the community. Officers were also able to address questions and concerns that were raised to them by members of the community in a public question and answer session and on a one-on-one basis.