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Media availability regarding 10th Anniversary of National Peacekeepers' Day


Media availability regarding 10th Anniversary of National Peacekeepers' Day

Canada NewsWire

OTTAWA, July 31, 2018 /CNW/ - To mark National Peacekeepers' Day on August 9th, the RCMP is organizing the availability of peacekeepers for interviews on August 7th. Please contact Sergeant Harold Pfleiderer to arrange interviews.

Date: August 7 2018
Time: Please contact Sergeant Harold Pfleiderer (613-843-5999,
Location: Telephone/on-camera

Potentially Available Peacekeepers

Detective Sergeant Caren Ashmore
Ontario Provincial Police
European Union Coordinating Office for Palestine Police Support (EUPOL COPPS) – Ramallah

Detective Sergeant Caren Ashmore, of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), just returned from a 16-month long deployment in Ramallah, as part of the European Union Coordinating for Palestine Police Support. With over 20 years with the OPP, Caren was an ideal candidate to deploy as a police advisor for accountability. Six months into her deployment, Caren was appointed Acting Deputy Head of the Police Advisory Section.

Corporal Kim Deniger
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)

At 13 years of service with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), then-Constable Kim Deniger was selected for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti in 2015 to work in several different units, including the UN Personnel office, Integrated Displacement Camps, and the Haitian National Police's Commissariat in Croix-des-Bouquets where she did co-location with local police.

Staff Sergent Stephen Dibblee
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)
2010-2011; 2015-2016

Staff Sergeant Stephen Dibblee deployed twice to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). His first deployment was in response to the tragic earthquake in 2010 where he worked alongside the Haitian National Police as part of the major crimes division. The second deployment was in 2015 as the Commanding Officer of the South-East Department (Province) as well as the Chief of the Electoral Cell to lead a contingent of UN Police and military with HNP Police to develop and implement the security planning for the Haitian Presidential elections.

Sergeant Mark Bloxham
Edmonton Police Service
Operation PROTEUS/United States Security Coordinator (USSC) – Jerusalem

Sergeant Mark Bloxham from the Edmonton Police Service recently returned from a 13-month long deployment in Jerusalem, as part of Operation PROTEUS, the Canadian contribution to the United States Security Coordinator (USSC). With almost 30 years with the Edmonton Police Service, Mark was an ideal candidate to deploy as an advisor to the Palestinian Security Forces, working with the International advisory team at the Palestinian Officers Academy.

Did you know?

  • Officially established in 2008, the date was chosen to commemorate the events of August 9, 1974, when nine Canadian peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Emergency Force in Egypt and Israel lost their lives when their plane was shot down over Syria.
  • National Peacekeepers' Day affords Canadians the opportunity to express their pride not only in members of the Canadian Armed Forces, but also in members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, other police forces, and members of the diplomatic corps and civilians who have supported and continue to support international and domestic peace and security operations.
  • Ceremonies are held across Canada, including a national ceremony at the Peacekeeping Monument in Ottawa, this year being held on August 12th at 11am.

To mark National Peacekeepers' Day, let us recognize the work of all Canadian police peacekeepers for making a difference in the countries in which they served. Their efforts support countries experiencing conflict and instability move toward peace and stability.


SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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