To: Tofino and Area Residents and Agencies
From: The Tofino RCMP
Re: Winnipeg Police Service “Cops for Kids”
Cycling from Winnipeg, MB, to Tofino, BC
Sept. 9 through 13, 2013
Starting today, 16 Winnipeg Police Services (WPS) police officers will be cycling continuously (24 hrs per day!) from Winnipeg (MB) to Tofino (BC). The officers will be cycling in teams of 4 bicyclists. Each team will complete 50 kms per shift, and collectively bicycle a whopping 2,579 kms before arriving in Tofino.
The WPS Cops for Kids bicycle ride raises monies for the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. These funds are used to provide Wishes to children suffering from life threatening illnesses such as cancer, congenital heart defects, Cystic Fibrosis, organ failure and Muscular Dystrophy.
The WPS Cops for Kids team will be arriving in Tofino on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at an estimated 5:30 PM. They will end their ride on 1st Street Dock, Tofino, where they will assemble for a team photograph. Tofino RCMP are looking in to the possibility of leading the cyclists in to Tofino and having them officially met at 1st Street Dock. More details will be released as they develop.
The community is invited to attend to 1stStreet dock upon the arrival of the WPS bicyclists to congratulate them for their hard work.
Note: Cpl Waddell, Tofino’s Cops for Cancer 2013 rider, will be absent with a Cops for Cancer tour event at when the WPS cycle in to Tofino. Cpl Waddell appreciates how important Wishes are as part of the critical illness therapy process. In 2008 The Children’s Wish Foundation granted his son his wish to surf in Hawaii.
2013 Winnipeg Police Service “Cops For Kids” Bicycle Relay Team