Olympus Canada + Toronto Police + Henry’s: 2013 Gun Amnesty “Pixels for Pistols” Program June 3-17-30, 2013Mon June 3, 2013
Pixels for Pistols kicks off today, June 3, 2013, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- The Toronto Police Service, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and the City of Toronto are partnering with Olympus Canada and Henry’s to present the Pixels for Pistols gun amnesty program
Pixels for Pistols program will result in the safe recovery and disposal of firearms by the Toronto Police Service
As an incentive for citizens who surrender operational firearms for disposal, Henry’s and Olympus Canada will provide the following Firearm Exchange Incentive package:
- an Olympus VG-160 Digital point and shoot camera
- and a Henry’s School of Imaging gift card: $75
Total Retail Value $175.00
- This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
The following video presents “Police ‘Pixels for Pistols’ pick-up” in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- Watch the Winnipeg Police carry out a gun pick-up as part of their Pixels for Pistols program on November 9, 2012
Beginning June 3, 2013, for a two week period, take advantage of the Pixels for Pistols program, that allows you to safely surrender an operational firearm(s) in exchange for an Olympus VG-160 digital camera from Henry’s.
- Firearms CANNOT be brought into any police facility
- Firearms CANNOT be exchanged at any Henry’s location
- The gun amnesty is available to residents of Toronto only
Update: Please note that the Amnesty Period is extended to June 30, 2013:
June 3 to
June 17 to
June 30, 2013
For more information, please contact Staff Sergeant Chris Boddy, Toronto Police Service by:
- Phone: 416-808-8079
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, June 3, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013, 10 a.m.,
Headquarters, media gallery,
Launch of 2013 Gun Amnesty “Pixels for Pistols”
On Monday, June 3, 2013, at 10 a.m., in the media gallery, Chief William Blair will launch the 2013 Gun Amnesty “Pixels for Pistols” program.
Guest speakers will include Chief Blair, Ian Landy of Henry’s Camera; Rick Sasserath, Technical Specialist, PR for Olympus Canada; and Councillor Jaye Robinson for the City of Toronto.
The Toronto Police Service, in partnership with Henry’s Camera, Olympus Canada, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, has created an opportunity for Torontonians to surrender firearms to the Toronto Police Service and receive an incentive gift from Henry’s and Olympus for doing so.
The Toronto Police Service believes that every gun taken off the street is one less gun that can be put into the hands of a criminal.
The 2013 Gun Amnesty will provide an opportunity for citizens to become involved and contribute to the safety of our city.
“We are thrilled that Pixels for Pistols has been embraced in cities across Canada since its launch in 2008, and look forward to a second very successful camera−for−guns amnesty in Toronto,” said Ian Landy, President and CEO of Henry’s.
“Olympus is proud to partner with the Toronto Police Service and Henry’s to bring awareness to Pixels for Pistols. We are confident that our camera donation will not only help support a safer Toronto community, but educate local residents about this unique program as well as the joys of photography,” said Stephanie Sherry, Director of Marketing Communications for Olympus.