Constable Ashley Gibbs from Treaty 3 Police gathered along with Couchiching Chief Brian Perrault and Fort Frances Mayor June Caul to celebrate three graduates from the Youth in Policing Initiative program (Y.I.P.I.). The event was also attended by an elder who gave words of wisdom and followed by a ceremony from drummers to celebrate the achievement. Y.I.P.I. is a paid employment program to give young people an opportunity to develop job skills while enhancing police and community relations.
– Merna Emara photo