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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.