BC Northern Crime Prevention Symposium – April 16, 2011


Crime threatens every home and every neighbourhood in the city. Find out how every home and every neighbourhood can fight back even before it gets there.

The BC Crime Prevention Association (BCCPA) and the Prince George Community Policing Centre (PGCPC) are joining forces to build walls against local criminal activity “From the Ground Up.” A set of guest speakers and workshops have been set up to share information and show everyday residents how to ward off the elements of crime.

“Everybody in the community has some ability to contribute – to do something to prevent crime,” said PGCPC spokeswoman Linda Parker. “We designed the whole symposium to have a broad appeal, so there is something in there, we hope, that will fit just about everyone. There is something to appeal to you, so you have more information about how you can do things to help everyone. We are all impacted by crime, and we all have a part to play in stopping it, or slowing it down.”

The keynote speaker is Keith Pattinson, known across Canada for his humour and insights. His speech is called “How We Can Give Our Children What They Need to Succeed In Life.”

Other speakers are coming in for their specialized views but most presenters “are home-grown talent” said Parker.

Registration details

The Northern Crime Prevention Symposium — From The Ground Up

April 16 (7:30 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. opening)

Ramada Hotel

Register online: www.bccpa.org

Register by phone: 250-561-3319

Cost: $60 for a full day of workshops and presentations (lunch provided)

A presentation of the…

  • BC Crime Prevention Association
  • Prince George Community Policing Centre
  • Prince George Community Assessment and Action Network