T he 2015/2016 Niagara IceDogs were viewed by many to be one of the best teams in the Ontario Hockey League, on paper. The season got off to a slower start for a team with as many veterans as the IceDogs had on their roster, but when it mattered most, experience prevailed. The IceDogs finished in 3rd in the Central Division, ahead of the Mississauga Steelheads by 6 points, and 4th in the Eastern Conference.
It is with huge thanks to the entire support team of the Niagara Ice Dogs that Crime Stoppers Niagara is able to ensure that we keep spreading the message that Crime Doesn't Pay in the Niagara Region. Be sure to stop by our booth on Concourse Level at the Meridian Centre at ALL Niagara Ice Dogs HOME games. There is always something there for the kids to take home.
The Niagara IceDogs strive to be a positive and active member of the community, not only in St. Catharines, but throughout the Niagara Region. Both Bones and the IceDogs players have visited numerous schools across Niagara talking to students about the importance of education, teamwork, and a healthy lifestyle. New to the presentations for this season is the “Just Stop It” Anti-bullying Campaign, which discusses the affects of bullying and why it is important that we all stand up to bullying! During the 2015-16 season the IceDogs have already visited or will be visiting the following schools:
We are truly grateful to their outreach program which aided at the following educational schools within the Niagara Region
College Street PS • Lockview PS • St. Alexander CS • St. Philomena CS • Edith Cavell PS • Sacred Heart CS • St. Marguerite Bourgeoys CS • Orchard Park PS • Westdale PS • AK Wigg PS • Power Glen PS • St. Edward CS • St. Charles CS • Monsignor Clancy CS • Princess Elizabeth PS • Jeanne Sauve PS • Grapeview PS • EI McCulley PS • St. Kevin CS • Woodland PS • College Street PS • Lockview PS • St. Alexander CS • St. Philomena CS • Edith Cavell PS • Sacred Heart CS • St. Marguerite Bourgeoys CS • Orchard Park PS • Westdale PS • AK Wigg PS • Power Glen PS • St. Edward CS • St. Charles CS • Monsignor Clancy CS • Princess Elizabeth PS • Jeanne Sauve PS • Grapeview PS • EI McCulley PS • St. Kevin CS • Woodland PS
The Crime Stoppers Niagara programs are an extremely successful organization within the Niagara Region. Numerous cases are solved from tips provided to us. But with great success comes more payouts to those tipsters, and Crime Stoppers Rewards are not funded by tax dollars. Money for the operation of Crime Stoppers and rewards is raised from the private sector (people just like you). Crime Stoppers provides a means of gathering information and handing it over to the appropriate authorities from sources that may not be normally attainable.
Crime Stoppers of Niagara along with your Niagara Ice Dogs, are very proud to support all Anti-Bullying Campaigns throughout the Niagara Region
The aim is to help spread the word about the efforts of the Anti-Bullying committee and the Just Stop It campaign, as well as provide insight into exactly why bullying is such an important issue and what we can do to help stop it. - Denise Burke, President of Niagara Ice Dogs
With Cyber-Bullying, our hope is that with this effort we can take a social epidemic that has been fueled by social media and flip the script by using social media to help put an end to it. We have a great out pouring of support from our community businesses and partners, and we encourage all of you coming to the Niagara Ice Dogs HOME games at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines to come by and show your support to your own Home Team.
To find out more, or to volunteer with us at the Niagara Ice Dogs Home Games, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org