NEWMARKET, ON – November 12, 2019 – This holiday season will be a bit brighter for people in York Region!  York Regional Police Association (YRPA) is partnering with Jewel 88.5 FM to spread some holiday cheer this season with Random Acts of Christmas.  The goal of this initiative is to share gifts and financial support to families and individuals in York Region that could use some help this Christmas.

“Our uniformed and civilian members of York Regional Police Association wanted to do something special this holiday season and make a difference in the communities we serve,” said Todd Sepkowski, President, York Regional Police Association.  “Random Acts of Christmas is our way of giving back to York Region, and helping to bring the magic of Christmas alive.”

“As a York Region radio station, we’re proud to serve members of the community. Our partnership with York Regional Police Association gives us an opportunity to help those who may not have the financial means to celebrate the holidays,” said Program Director, Gary Gamble, Jewel 88.5.

Through a public nomination process, Random Acts of Christmas will identify York Region families or individuals that could use some help or a pick-me up this holiday season.  All entries will be accepted at contest page or can be emailed to  The nomination period opens on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 8:00am and will close at 11:59pm on Saturday, November 30, 2019.  Full contest details and information can be found online.  Once the nomination period closes, a committee will review all nominations and select the families and individuals that will receive a gift appropriate to their need.

From December 9 to 20, the Jewel team and York Regional Police Association will personally hand deliver Random Acts of Christmas to the homes of selected families and individuals with their gifts or financial support.

Do you know someone in York Region that could benefit from a Random Act of Christmas?  Please visit and look for the banner or email us at and submit a nomination between November 12 and 30 and help to make their holiday season one to remember.

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YRPA Media Inquiries:  Erika Mieto, Senior Communications Advisor, 905-751-5885,

Jewel 88.5 Media Inquiries: Tori Fixman, Promotions Coordinator, 416-213-1035 ex. 134,

About YPRA: As one of Canada’s leading police associations, York Regional Police Association (YRPA) represents over 2,400 uniformed officers and civilian members of York Regional Police.  Established in 1971, the association is dedicated to serving the women and men who protect the York Region community.  In the last five years, the association has contributed over $218,000 to various charities and towards members’ participation in charitable work.

About Jewel 88.5: Jewel 88.5 FM is a Lite Adult contemporary Variety Format featuring the best of yesterday and today. It’s a perfect music mix for home, at work, and in the car, with classic hits from the 60’s through to today.

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