YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre reopens to public after putting kids first

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Calgary, AB: October 15, 2020 YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre is excited to announce it is reopening to all public visitors on Thursday October 22, 2020 after three months of being open only to youth.

In the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre took the innovative approach of opening to kids aged 5 to 13 over the summer months. “School closures, quarantine and COVID restrictions created a challenging environment where youth had fewer opportunities to be with their friends and seek social support which is essential for good mental well-being” explains Executive Director Tara Robinson. “YouthLink Calgary created a safe place with fun activities, and it was heartwarming to see kids being kids again.” Diligent planning and meticulous attention to safety measures resulted in a COVID free and incident free environment for this special time at YouthLink.

YouthLink Calgary’s new public hours are Thursday to Saturday 10am-4pm. Admission is FREE. All visitors will be required to have a timed ticket for entry, and these can be booked at www.youthlinkcalgary.com  

Visitors to YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre will be able to experience dozens of exhibits including a virtual ride-along with the HAWCS helicopter, an interactive Canine display, and a forensics lab where bugs and bones take centre stage. New safety protocols will allow visitors to take the driver’s seat in a real police car, watch award-winning documentaries, and discover true crime stories of Calgary’s past. Visitors will also encounter “Freeze! It’s a crime not to wash your hands” cleaning stations and a “Suspect Selfie Station”.

YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre is a non-profit, proudly funded by the Calgary Police Youth Foundation, where crime prevention, community safety and education are at the heart of everything we do. We provide unique programming in partnership with other community partners who are committed to building a stronger and safer Calgary.  

For more intel check out www.YouthLinkCalgary.com Follow us at @YouthLinkYYC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For media inquiries:
Tara Robinson, Executive Director
403-971-1275
trobinson@calgarypolice.ca