William Robert Courtnage Community Service Bursary Winner

Sam Fogg - Bursary WinnerCrime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2023 / 2024 Crime Stoppers’ William Robert Courtnage Community Service Bursary is Mr. Sam Fogg of Hagersville Secondary School.

Fogg will receive a $1000 bursary in recognition of the contributions that he has made in improving and developing the concept of Student Crime Stoppers in his school.

Pictured awarding the bursary is Keith Cooke, Vice Chairperson for Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk and Sam Fogg.

“Our program takes pride in awarding this bursary to honor the contributions that the student Crime Stoppers program makes in their community.” said Pino D’Armiento, chairperson for the program. He added, “Having the youth involved with crime stoppers plays an important role in keeping them from embarking on a life of crime and recognize the importance of community involvement throughout their lives.”

The Student Crime Stoppers program operates under the umbrella of Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk encourages students to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or helpsolvecrime.com with information about crime occurring in their school or community.  Students involved in the Student Crime Stoppers’ program help to promote the anonymous tips line and ensure that fellow classmates are aware that they have an option for getting involved.

Originally introduced in the 1999-2000 school year, this bursary was created by Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk to both honour the late William Courtnage and assist students in the continuation of their studies. The late William Courtnage enjoyed an exemplary career of community service and he passed away in January of 1999 while still serving on the Crime Stoppers board of directors. Students from any of the 9 high schools in the program’s coverage area who participate in Student Crime Stoppers have an opportunity to qualify for the bursary each year.

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