The Cold Lake RCMP and Cold Lake Fire Rescue are putting camaraderie aside on April 16th and battling it out on the ice for an excellent cause, Cold Lake Victim Services. The two emergency forces are ready to get dirty in between the boards, put on a great show for fans and have some exciting activities throughout the night. S/Sgt. Jeremie Landry, with the RCMP Detachment says the police force has been waiting for an opportunity to show the fire fighters who’s in charge of the City.
“I feel that we actually have quite a strong team! The RCMP has a lot of skilled hockey players with a hockey background,” S/Sgt. Landry, who suitably, will be playing defense in the game, boast his squads on ice skills.
It’s all for fun and a worthy cause, S/Sgt. Landry explains, “Victim Services depends on a lot of volunteers and grant money. They get money from the Solicitor General, although that money basically covers salaries and rental on their van. They’re always looking for additional funding.” S/Sgt. Landry figured a charity hockey game would be a great way to get the community involved and have a lot of fun. “We’re hoping to draw a lot of people and a lot of different demographics; kids, families, anyone who wants to come!”
There will be family friendly events throughout the game, including signed jersey giveaways and intermission activities, and a staple of any proper hockey game, a 50/50 draw. “Any initiative that we can become involved in, in regards to the community, I consider it a big win. It’s important for the community to see [the RCMP] on a different level, not just as an enforcement capacity, but also being a part of the community.”
On April 16, 2016, Cold Lake RCMP will be facing off with Cold Lake Fire-Rescue for a Charity Hockey Game with 100% of the profits going to Cold Lake Victim Services. Warm up starts at 7:30 pm with the puck drop at 8:00 pm at the Energy Centre. There will be 50/50 draws, signed jersey giveaways, activities and more! Tickets are available for purchase at Cold Lake Detachment for $10. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Cold Lake Victim Services at 780-594-3302 Ext 3. Please come out to watch your local heroes on ice raising money for an excellent cause!