RCMP and partners participate in Charity Checkstop
On Saturday, December 5th, Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority, Bonnyville EMS, RCMP, Victim Services, and the Bonnyville Bandits and Renegades football clubs braved the cold and conducted a very successful Charity Check Stop on main street in Bonnyville. The volunteers raised just over $6000 for Victim Services and their Facility Dog “Odie”. Also raised were 12 boxes of food for the local food bank and 6 boxes of toys which will be turned over to Santa’s Elves.
This is our 4th annual Charity Checkstop and in a flat economy we were expecting to see our number bottom out a little. Once again though, Bonnyville has demonstrated why it’s such a great place to live and do business in. One local business donated a cheque for $1000 which is extremely generous. – S/Sgt. Luis Gandolfi
We’d also like to recognize the MD of Bonnyville for donating their foyer so that the volunteers could keep warm and use their washroom facilities. Koffee Korner, Tim Horton’s, Sign Solutions, Dark Horse Media all contributed to this event.
RCMP Joins Partners in the Town of Bonnyville first Christmas Parade in over a decade
On Saturday, December 5th, the Bonnyville RCMP were honored to be asked to lead the community’s first annual Christmas Parade in over a decade. The parade included 40 floats and emergency services including RCMP, Bonnyville Fire and EMS. The route took the parade from Hwy 41 on 50th avenue, all the way to the C2 Centre. The parade was very well attended and a great time was had by all, especially Santa.
Odie’s Photo Day
Remax, Shutter Bee, Home Hardware, and Bob’s Trenching all helped make Odie’s Photo Day a great success. Community pet lovers were encouraged to bring their pets to the C2 Centre where they would be photographed sitting next to the mighty “Odie”, our local Victims Services Facility Service Dog. “Odie” is trained to help victims of crime cope with the immediate impact of a loss. He can also assist kids with court testimony and helps to bridge gaps between investigators and victims of crime. This event helped raise approximately $400 towards initiatives for “Odie”.
*Press Release from the Bonnyville RCMP Detachment