CHILDREN AND YOUTH DESERVE TO BE RECOGNIZED
The Positive Ticketing Program was unveiled on July 1, 2015 . It recognizes children and youth who are observed by local RCMP officers, schools and community organizations doing something positive within the City of Chestermere. RCMP officers hand out “Positive Tickets” to young people caught doing amazing things in Chestermere! This can include wearing a bike helmet, picking up litter, holding the door for someone, volunteering at community events, and safe driving practices. Each ticket includes a gift card or coupon to a local business, as well as information on how to enter some really amazing prize draws.
CELEBRATING THE YOUNG LEADERS OF TODAY
Recognizing the positive contributions of our young people is vital to building and maintaining a strong and thriving community! Positive Ticketing aims to focus on positive, preventative, programming as a method of developing healthy young people within Chestermere. Positive Ticketing provides a vehicle for community organizations and businesses to work together in emphasizing positive reinforcement of desired behaviours in our young people and celebrating the leadership they are showing in our City. Further, Positive Ticketing aids in developing healthy relationships between children, youth, and the RCMP.
POSITIVE TICKETING, POSITIVE FEEDBACK
“I was nervous at first but when I got a ticket for doing good things I was so excited and proud of myself! My little cousin and I had so much fun Trick or treating and I’m going to share my gift card with her :)”
-Grand prize winner, 13
“I find this to be a great way to bring our youth together but also to make them better people! With myself having a strong interest in police work this helps me with grow as a person but also have something to show for the hard work I put into things.”
-Ticket Recipient, 18
“Our 7 year old was very happy, and proud he was doing the right thing. His interaction with our local RCMP was a very positive experience. Constable Harper was a very good role model for our son.”
-Parent of Youth Recipient
SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY GROUP REFERRALS
Schools, Community Organizations, and Youth Serving Not-for-profit Organizations can now make referrals! We know the RCMP doesn’t always get to see the fantastic things our children and youth are doing first-hand. Help out by making referrals when you see a young person worthy of consideration! The Positive Ticketing Committee will review the referrals monthly and make recommendations to the RCMP. A limited number of tickets will be distributed to nominees each month. Depending on demand, not all nominees may receive a ticket.
Email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Person making Referral:
- Email and Phone Number
- Reason for the nomination
- Best time and place to award the ticket
Every youth recipient has the chance to enter in the prize draw by completing the quick 4 question survey outlined in the Positive Ticket they receive. Youth are then able to identify what draws they would like to be included in and if they would like to share their experience. Past prizes included X-fest tickets, Sony Wireless Headphones, Wireless Bluetooth Speakers and gift baskets from Starbucks and the Waiting Room Café! There are new prizes to be won this year so if you have received a positive ticket in the past and have not completed your survey, it is not too late!
Draws are made 2 – 3 times a year, based on prize availability. Positive Ticketing has a home at Life’s Too Shorts and draws are made annually at the event with RCMP on hand to do the honours of picking names!
FALL 2016 PRIZES
This year we were pleased to award the following prizes at Life’s Too Shorts:
- Sony Wireless Headphones courtesy of Stepping Stones to Mental Health
- Oral B Electric Toochbrush courtesy of Rainbow Falls Dental
- 3 Back to School Gift Bags courtesy of Shopper’s Drug Mart Chestermere
- Each prize package included a Travel Mug from Waiting Room Cafe and a 1 Year Membership to the Chestermere Public Library.
“Your Choice” bonus prize draws!
We have updated the date to allow more youth the opportunity to enter these draws!
Positive Ticket recipients between September 2016 and February of 2017 may select one of the additional prize draw they would like to be entered in:
- $375 Gift Certificate for 2017 Summer Camp courtesy of Camp Chestermere
- 4 Music Lessons (any instrument) courtesy of Trinity Music
- 1 Yoga Class courtesy of Purelight Wellness Centre
- Movie Ticket Package ($100 Value)
Winners may also choose to be considered for an anti-Bullying Workshop courtesy of CTC Martial Arts and Fitness.
POSITIVE TICKETING BELONGS TO THE WHOLE COMMUNITY!
Positive Ticketing is an extensive community collaboration between the Chestermere RCMP, Synergy, Stepping Stones to Mental Health, Alberta Health Services, the Chestermere Public Library and 24 local sponsors. Sponsors provide gift cards for the tickets, prizes, and funding that makes the program possible. New sponsors are always welcome on our team! Contact us to find out how.
Thank You to our Current Sponsors
Eric’s No Frills, Safeway, Edo Japan, Trend Fashions LTD, Purelight Wellness Centre, Waiting Room Cafe, LV Nails & Spa, The Lakeshore Spa, Subway, Van Son Vietnamese Cuisine, Joey’s Urban, CTC Martials Arts & Fitness Center, Shoppers Drug Mart, Rainbow Falls Dental, Mac’s Convenience Store, Camp Chestermere, Trinity Music Inc, Chestermere Lake Registry Services Inc, Chestermere Veterinary Clinic, Chestermere Station Starbucks, Chestermere FCSS, Obsidian Rose Tattoo Shop, Chestermere Anchor City News, Pinks & Plates Insurance Services, Graham’s Home Decor Ltd., South St. Burger East Hills, Panago Pizza East Hills
We would love your community support and involvement! Contact us to learn how.