British Columbia – Next week, RCMP employees with their policing partners from across the Lower Mainland, will be trading their vests and boots for t-shirts and runners, as we lace up for the 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. The RCMP are proud to help raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics BC, while running (or walking) with athletes through communities across the province.
S/Sgt. Tom Norton has been involved in the LETR since 1990 when the Flame of Hope arrived in BC for the very first time. Today, the Torch Run is more than just a run. It transforms communities by inspiring people to open their minds, to accept and include people with intellectual disabilities celebrating differences and successes. “If you are a fan of courage, if you admire determination, and if you can’t help but share in the joy of victory, then you are already a fan of Special Olympics. Your support will help build better athletes, good citizens and ambassadors for sport. Why not make it official? Be a fan. Fans like you can change lives. It might just mean helping a person with an intellectual disability make the transition from sideline spectator to a world-class athlete and World Games Gold medalist.”
- June 6: Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, Surrey, White Rock
- June 7: Burnaby, Vancouver, North Vancouver/West Vancouver
- June 8: Mission, Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows, Port Moody/Coquitlam
- June 9: New Westminster, Richmond, Delta/Ladner
Throughout the month of June, RCMP in Nanaimo, Courtenay-Comox, Prince George and Cranbrook will be participating in runs and walks in their home communities. For a list of upcoming events, please visit the Special Olympics BC website. On the Special Olympics BC site, you can find more information about the Law Enforcement Torch Run or Special Olympics BC.
RCMP “E” Division Communication Services