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Torch run with the cops

Members, staff and volunteers of the Coquitlam RCMP will be joining law enforcement personnel from across the Lower Mainland as part of a four-day Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics.

Members, staff and volunteers of the Coquitlam RCMP will be joining law enforcement personnel from across the Lower Mainland as part of a four-day Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics.

Since 1990, the event has raised nearly $3 million across the province, providing training and competition opportunities for more than 3,700 athletes and 2,600 volunteers that support them.

The Tri-Cities leg of the run takes place June 9 and the team is looking for other athletes and volunteers to help out with the event and post-run charity barbecue at Coquitlam's Spirit Square. The run begins at the Rocky Point boat launch in Port Moody at 10 a.m. and ends to Coquitlam city hall at 11:30 a.m. with a stop at Port Moody city hall along the way.

Anyone can register to participate and runners can choose between the 200 m, 1,500 m or the full 5.5 km route. Registration is $20 and comes with a t-shirt and a barbecue lunch after the run. Volunteers are also needed to sell barbecue and 50/50 tickets, set up and cleanup the barbecue site and help with food service.

Those who are interested in helping out can contact Coquitlam RCMP Const. Danielle Pollock at danielle.pollock@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

HUG FOR A CAUSE

Port Moody Police Department is hoping to honour staff, nurses and volunteers of the Crossroads Hospice as it hosts its Hug a Hospice event next week.

More than 150 people are expected to attend Hug a Hospice, which will take place at the Golden Spike Pub on June 7 between noon and 2 p.m.

The event will feature food and entertainment and all proceeds will go to the Crossroads Hospice, which deals with end of life care.