RCMP lace up for Special Olympics

Cranbrook RCMP stand beside Special Olympians on Be A Fan Day

Cranbrook RCMP officers laced up their police-issue black boots in red shoelaces with members of the local BC Special Olympics Team on October 25 to celebrate Be a Fan Day at Rotary Park. The detachment was one of 20 across the province that switched out their laces for the cause.

The Cranbrook RCMP detachment laced up to support the Special Olympics Be a Fan Day on October 25 at Rotary Park.

Members of the detachment met with members of the local Special Olympics team in line with the national event being held across the country. Their standard police-issue black boots were a little brighter on Be a Fan Day, as they opted for red Special Olympics laces to show their support.

Be a Fan Day celebrates the 25 years of contributions that the RCMP has given to the Special Olympics through the Law Enforcement Torch Run movement. They took time Thursday to celebrate that unique achievement, while wearing their bright red laces in support.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run raises funds and awareness for the Special Olympics through an annual run and other initiatives. 2012 is the 25th anniversary of the Torch Run. The B.C. arm of the run has raised $3.4 million since 1990.

“For 25 years, the Canadian law enforcement personnel involved in the LETR have helped create opportunities for Special Olympics athletes to have life-changing experiences of empowerment, friendship, and skill development through year-round sport programs and competitions,” said Pam Keith, chair of Special Olympics BC.

Right now in B.C. there are approximately 4,000 Special Olympics Athletes in 55 communities that are being supported through funding by donors like the Torch Run. Those athletes are training hard now to be ready for the B.C. Special Olympics Summer Games being held in Langley in July, 2013. Special Olympics gives athletes the chance to gain skills in more than just sports, but in life in general. They also improve their health and have fun doing it.

The next Special Olympics Winter Games will be in 2015.

Just Posted

An interview with a magician

2018 Magic Variety Show hits Key City Theatre

New slant on the next play

Cranbrook Community Theatre tries something new with next play

Fundraiser set up after car accident

Bystander fishing at nearby lake describes springing into action after hearing the collision.

VIDEO: Explorers uncover Canada’s deepest cave in Fernie

The cave, named Bisaro Anima, was confirmed to have broken the record on New Year’s Day

The tradition carries on

Locals Coffee House, Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Studio Stage Door

The polls, the polls are confusing

There’s good news and bad news for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The… Continue reading

World O’ Words: No stumpage fees for the speechmakers

As long as man has been using fire, he has been chopping… Continue reading

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

WWE flagship show is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Monday

B.C. woman who forged husband’s will gets house arrest

Princeton Judge says Odelle Simmons did not benefit from her crime

Women’s movement has come a long way since march on Washington: Activists

Vancouver one of several cities hosting event on anniversary of historic Women’s March on Washington

Liberals’ 2-year infrastructure plan set to take 5: documents

Government says 793 projects totalling $1.8 billion in federal funds have been granted extensions

Workers shouldn’t be used as ‘pawns’ in minimum wage fight: Wynne

Comments from Kathleen Wynne after demonstrators rallied outside Tim Hortons locations across Canada

Most Read