A Commanding Recognition

Posted On Wednesday November 28, 2018
Insp. Syd Lecky, the Officer In Charge of the Kamloops Detachment and Sheryl Lindquist, District Principal of Curriculum Career Education

The Kamloops RCMP have recognized Sheryl Lindquist with a Detachment Commander Award. 

A district principal of curriculum and career education at School District No. 73 (Kamloops-Thompson), Sheryl Lindquist was honoured at a ceremony November 28 in Kamloops. The Kamloops RCMP Detachment recognized her dedication and contribution to the youth of the community and noted that by her actions she has met the highest levels of tradition and expectation in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

“Sheryl has been the driving force behind the creation and continuance of our two most important and successful youth programs in the schools, the Youth Academy and the Youth Advisory Committee,” said Corporal Darren Angman. “Without her hard work, neither of these programs would have developed.”

“We are very proud of the work Sheryl has done,” said Alison Sidow, Superintendent School District No. 73. “She has an innate ability to see innovative opportunties and to build connections within the community that benefit our students as they transition from school to their futures.”

Lindquist, who liaised with the RCMP Crime Prevention Unit for more than six years for the RCMP Youth Academy and the RCMP Youth Advisory Committee has built a solid relationship between School District N0.73 (Kamloops-Thompson) and the Kamloops Detachment.

While sounding similar, the two youth groups have distinct and separate objectives.

Held over spring break, the Youth Academy gives 26 high school students a glimpse into a career with the RCMP. Youth Advisory Committee students spend a day with the RCMP and District staff discussing issues relating to youth in the city and region.

“It has been a true pleasure to work with our youth and the RCMP and watch great things happen,” Lindquist said. “Community partnerships like these allow our students to have a voice and are a powerful opportunity to engage youth in their own education."

Lindquist has since become District Principal of Curriculum and Career Education, a new position in the School District to support the emphasis of career education and transitions in the new provincial curriculum. Corporal Angman is confident that her work has created a solid foundation to keep these programs and all of our youth programs intact in the schools.






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