About SCPT Family

3 canoe families from the Sunshine Coast participated in 2011 PULLING TOGETHER on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. This annual event involves approximately 20 canoe families, or 300 participants, and community members en route. Pulling Together is a unique opportunity for the RCMP, First Nations People, Youth, and other government agencies to work together and build relations. Thank you for visiting our blog. We hope to update the blog regularly until we meet again in Pulling Together 2012. All my relations.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Special Relationships - Ashley

Cnst. Taylor & Bradyn
Pulling Together 2011 offered many unique opportunities for developing special relationships with others.  I realize that the idea for this blog is to talk about a special relationship that developed between someone else and myself, but instead, I’d like to offer a different perspective if I may.  I have had a relationship with Ashley Taylor prior to coming on this journey.  I volunteer with the Sunshine Coast Community Justice Program as a Circle – or Conference – Facilitator.  As an RCMP constable, Ashley has participated in a number of circles that I have facilitated.  Trust me, in circle justice, you want someone like Ashley – someone who is 100% involved in the process, a strong participant, straightforward, articulate, doesn’t pull any punches, and yet helps to facilitate the process, whereby the youth takes ownership of ‘making things right’ again.  On this journey, I saw ‘more’ of this amazing young woman. 

Ashley is the epitome of ‘youth liaison’.  From taking ‘pink pyjamas’ morning teasing (and giving it right back!) to being one of the last ones around the campfire at night, roasting S’mores with the youth, Ashley filled her days participating 100%.  She joked with - and challenged - the youth and other adults.  She was both ‘Cnst. Muscles’ and ‘Bow Babe’.  Our family’s stories ‘touched’ her heart.  As ‘skipper-in-training’, she was frequently called upon to take charge in a variety of areas.  Ashley: Calm.  Direct.  Skilled.  Helpful.  Sensitive.  Leader.  I was honoured to journey with her.

Submitted by Tamara Forsyth


  1. WOW!! I am speechless!! Thank you so much for your kind words... us police officers aren't used to hearing gentle and kind words like these. I enjoyed being on the water with you and I look forward to working with you in our future RJ endeavours! Chat soon, I'm sure...

  2. Yeah Ashley.. so the same goes for you.YOUS the BOMB! I miss y'all already too. I truly meant that you are an inspirational person. Many thanks go to you for your courage, and tenacity for community connections. Keep it going wherever you go. Till next time..mwahahahaha

  3. I admire what you have done here. I love the part where you say you are doing this to give back but I would assume by all the comments that is working for you as well. Do you have any more info on this?
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