KKD Villager March 2020

Middlesex Centre Community Policing Committee By Ron Wagler

5. Remove it: Never leave valuables in your vehicle, especially a wallet, purse or other expensive items. Many criminals

The Middlesex Centre Community Policing Committee is a group of community volunteers dedicated to improving the safety and well-being of residents in Middlesex Centre. Here are seven strategies to help you protect your property: 1. Lock it: Always lock your vehicles, your home, your garage, or any other outside shed or building on your property, even when you are home. Something as simple as an unlocked door is more than enough to attract criminals. 2. Light it: Light is an excellent deterrent for criminals looking to remain hidden, or who are looking for houses or businesses to target when people are away. At night, always have your porch light on and use outdoor lighting to illuminate dark areas around your property. 3. Hide it: Keep your valuables out of sight. Protect yourself and your belongings with quality window coverings, blinds or curtains, and consider frosted treatments on garage or shed windows. 4. Secure it: By installing high-quality locks on exterior doors, you reduce your risk of break-ins. Use window and door locks to prevent a sliding window or patio door from being forced open.

will scope out the interior of your vehicle, and smash a window if they think it is worth the risk. Reduce your risk and keep all valuables out of sight. 6. Share it: Get to know your neighbours. By building a network of support right in your own neighbourhood, you reduce the risk of becoming a victim of property crime. 7. Report it: See something suspicious? Are there signs someone has rummaged through your vehicle, but nothing of value is missing? Report the incident by using the ‘Report Online’ link at opp.ca or by contacting the OPP non-emergency contact number at 1-888-310-1122. Reports provide valuable statistics that can be used by the OPP, and committees like ours, to plan important initiatives. For more information, please contact the Middlesex Centre Community Policing Committee at mcxpolicing@gmail.com.

Join in on the Easter Fun at the Annual Easter Dash On Saturday, April 11th 2020 from 10AM-12PM, the Optimist Club of Komoka-Kilworth will host the Annual Easter Dash at the Komoka Wellness and Recreation Centre. This is an active, family-friendly event that offers fun for everyone! Kids, under 9 years of age, can participate in the 100M Kiddie Dash to hunt for Easter eggs. People of all ages can take part in a chip-time 2.5KM walk/run, or a 5KM run through our community’s trail system. All participants are encouraged to show their Easter spirit by wearing their favourite Easter attire, including pastel colours and bunny ears! Come out for some live entertainment, exciting draw prizes and a FREE pancake breakfast provided by the Optimist Club of Komoka-Kilworth for all participants. You can register by visiting: https://raceroster.com/events/2020/27153/2020-easter-dash

Special prizes are given to the all Kiddie Dash participants, the largest registered team, the best outfit/costume, and so much more! All proceeds from this event will fund future youth activities throughout the Delaware, Mount Brydges, Komoka and Kilworth communities. Easter Dash Schedule of Events – Saturday, April 11th Time Event 8:30am – 10am Registration At the Komoka Wellness and Recreation Centre 9:00am – Noon Live musical entertainment 10:00am Easter Egg Hunt and Kiddie Dash For children under the age of 9 10:15am Warm Up for 2.5km and 5km Races Hosted by the YMCA 10:30am Start 2.5km and 5km Races Start line in the parking lot of the Komoka Wellness and Recreation Centre 10:15am – 11:30am Pancake Breakfast FREE for all participants, donation requested from non-participants Sponsored by the Komoka-Kilworth Optimist Club

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