Encana’s Executive Vice-President of Corporate Services Mike Williams joins the Honorable Doug Mitchell, Acting CPS Chief Trevor Deroux and the Honorable Lois Mitchell, Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta in opening YouthLink.
When you walk through the doors of YouthLink, Calgary's new Police Interpretive Centre, you're not sure what to look at first. A full scale HAWCS helicopter, replica TAC officers rappelling down the side of a building, jail cells and police cars are all within reach. You're able to hold and aim a replica sniper rifle, take a virtual ride on a HAWCS helicopter, study fingerprinting and footprints in a black-lit forensic lab or use one of the 20 iPads to learn about K-9 officers.
On Monday, September 28, YouthLink Calgary opened their doors at their grand opening event so media and invited guests could experience all the exciting exhibits the centre has to offer.
In 2012, Encana made on ongoing commitment of $1MM (at $200k/year) to the Calgary Police Foundation’s YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre.
Mike Williams, Encana’s Executive Vice-President of Corporate Services said of the new centre “this interactive space showcases the work of our city's police service, highlights the dangers of crime and equips Calgary's youth with the knowledge and skills they'll need to make sensible life choices. Encana's support is an investment in the very fabric of the city many of us are fortunate to call home."
The YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre opened to the public on October 2, 2015. To check out the centre, visit YouthLink's website for hours and location.