Healthy Kids Community Challenge Niagara


“Niagara’s Challenge – Healthy Kids”

WEST LINCOLN, March 17, 2016 – In September 2014, the Government of Ontario announced that 45 communities across Ontario had been chosen to participate in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge (HKCC). Niagara, along with its 12 local area municipalities was selected as one of the 45 communities. Over a three year period, Niagara will receive up to $1.125 million from the Government of Ontario to implement their HKCC plan.

Daily physical activity is the first of three themes in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge program encourages children to participate in daily physical activity. The Healthy Kids Community Challenge is a key component in the Ontario Government’s Healthy Kids Strategy – a cross-government initiative that aims to improve children’s health and well-being by focusing on a healthy start in life, healthy food and healthy active communities. Niagara’s Action Plan for Theme 1 – Run. Jump. Play. Every day. – has been approved by the Ministry and this includes the “West Lincoln Community Centre Playground Area Enhancement Project”.

The Township of West Lincoln will complete enhancements to the playground at the West Lincoln Community Centre. Funds will be used to plant trees, replace pea gravel with accessible mulch, install lighting and install West Lincoln Parks’ signage. The project will begin in spring 2016 and carry into the summer with a ribbon cutting event at completion.

For more information about Niagara’s Healthy Kids Community Challenge, visit

Contact Information

Russ Wilson
Niagara Healthy Kids Community Challenge Steering Committee Chair
General Manager, Community Gaming Development Corporation, Corporation of Fort Erie
905.871.1600 ext. 2540
Judith Rudoler
Coordinator, Business Education Council of Niagara
905.684.7200 ext. 1715
(The Business Education Council (bec) of Niagara is Local Project Manager of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge in Niagara.)
Wendy Beaty
Township of West Lincoln
Coordinator of Recreation Services
905.957.3346 ext. 4694

Niagara Police Services Board Launches Community Input Survey



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MEDIA ADVISORY For Immediate Release  Monday, August 17, 2015


(ST. CATHARINES) – The Regional Municipality of Niagara Police Services Board is launching an initiative to seek public input through its 2015 Community Input Survey on Policing Services. The survey will solicit residents’ perceptions on safety, crime, community priorities, and police performance.

“Over the next six weeks, from August 17th to September 28th, members of the public are invited to participate in an on-line survey to provide their feedback on our police services,” said Police Services Board Chair Bob Gale. “This survey is being conducted by a third party consultant and is completely anonymous and confidential. It will allow the Board to understand the perceptions and opinions of the community on policing services in Niagara Region.”

In order to hear the voices of our communities, the Board wants to engage citizens from across the Region to take a comprehensive look at the business of policing. The Community Input Survey will ask respondents for their opinions on the level of crime in their neighbourhoods, their concerns and their feedback on services provided by our Service. The results of the survey will help to improve the quality of service and ensure the needs of Niagara residents are addressed. The information collected from the survey will assist the Police Services Board and the Niagara Regional Police Service in identifying public concerns and priorities for the upcoming 2016-2018 Business Plan.

Make your opinion count!

The Niagara Police Services Board values the views of all Niagara residents. To participate in the survey, please visit our website at or you can access the survey directly at































For further information contact:         Deb Morton, Executive Director Niagara Police Services Board (905) 688-4111 Extension 5170 Email: