Police dogs across Ontario featured in 2023 OPP Canine Unit fundraising calendar

Proceeds from sale of seventh annual calendar support OPP Youth Foundation and Friends of The OPP Museum charities

All proceeds from the sale of the 2023 OPP Canine Unit calendar go to the OPP Youth Foundation and the Friends of The OPP Museum. The 2022 calendar raised more than $42,900 for the two charitable organizations. (OPP-supplied photo)
All proceeds from the sale of the 2023 OPP Canine Unit calendar go to the OPP Youth Foundation and the Friends of The OPP Museum. The 2022 calendar raised more than $42,900 for the two charitable organizations. (OPP-supplied photo)

Police dogs from across Ontario are featured in the 2023 OPP Canine Unit calendar.

This is the seventh year the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is selling the calendar, with all proceeds going to the OPP Youth Foundation and the Friends of The OPP Museum.

The 2022 calendar raised more than $42,900 for the two charitable organizations.

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The OPP Canine Unit has been supporting frontline and specialized policing functions to keep Ontarians safe for more than 50 years.

The 2023 calendar includes 24 photos of OPP Canine Unit dogs and their handlers, who provide assistance with search and rescue, tracking wanted persons, detecting narcotics, and searching for firearms, explosives, and physical evidence.

Each month features a canine from a different part of the province, showcasing their specialty and role.

Each month of the 2023 OPP Canine Unit features a different police dog from across Ontario, including five-year-old Mane from Orillia, six-year-old Kilo from London, and  seven-year-old Dance from Sault Ste. Marie. (OPP-supplied photo)
Each month of the 2023 OPP Canine Unit features a different police dog from across Ontario, including five-year-old Mane from Orillia, six-year-old Kilo from London, and seven-year-old Dance from Sault Ste. Marie. (OPP-supplied photo)

March features five-year-old Mane from Orillia, an explosives detection canine who uses his keen sense of smell to identify an explosive device under a vehicle during a training exercise.

July features six-year-old Kilo from London being lifted onto his handler’s shoulder using the carry method — a move that allows canines to be comfortably carried over dangerous grounds.

August features seven-year-old Dance from Sault Ste. Marie, who is seen on patrol onn the water.

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Each calendar costs $15 and can be purchased at the OPP Off Duty Shopp online at oppshop.on.ca.

The OPP Youth Foundation supports disadvantaged youth in Ontario, working with the OPP members and community supporters to provide youth with opportunities to develop to their full potential, including through camp programs, bursaries, and more.

Friends of The OPP Museum is a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the preservation of the history of the OPP and The OPP Museum through outreach, special event initiatives and fundraising.

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