MISSISSAUGA, ON – On June 16th, hundreds of Mississauga residents made their communities safer by taking part in Safe City Mississauga’s annual Neighbours Night Out.
Neighbours Night Out is part of National Night Out, a North American initiative celebrating its 32nd anniversary this year. This event encourages residents to organize a street party for their neighbours. National Night Out increases community safety by strengthening neighbourhood spirit, educating residents on local crime prevention initiatives, and showing criminals that neighbourhoods are organized and fighting back.
Neighbours Night Out was held at Frank McKechnie Community Centre and Library from 6:30pm-9:00pm. “This event promotes involvement in crime prevention activities, police community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie,” said Ashley Lyons, Executive Director, Safe City Mississauga. “Neighbours Night Out not only helps residents get to know each other, but provides them with simple, concrete ideas to protect themselves, their families, and their communities.”
Special guests included: Carolyn Parrish, Ward 5 Councillor, Dipika Damerla, MPP Mississauga East – Cooksville and Superintendent Robert Ryan, Peel Regional Police.
“Neighbours Night Out offers the residents of Mississauga with the opportunity to learn about community safety and crime prevention initiatives and encourage community safety”, said Dipika Damerla, MPP Mississauga East – Cooksville.
Safe City Mississauga’s Neighbours Night Out event assists Mississaugans to also organize a party for their street, building, business, or school. This year, twelve neighbourhoods will be throwing their own Neighbours Night Out on their street.