Thursday , 25 February 2021

Bonnyville RCMP and VSU want to spread birthday cheer to kids at home

Bonnyville authorities may be rolling up to your house with their sirens on, but don’t be alarmed, it’s for a cheerful reason.

Mounties are looking to spread some birthday joy during the COVID-19 pandemic and encourage parents with children who have a birthday coming up to let them know, so they can visit.

“We acknowledge with social distancing in place it’s impossible to throw the kind of birthday party all kids are used to,” said S/Sgt. Sarah Parke on Tuesday.

“We will do our best to stop by and wish them a happy birthday by way of some lights and sirens outside your house.”

Provide the child’s name, birthdate, and address and send the information to [email protected] and [email protected]

They ask residents to give them as much of a head’s up as possible before their birthday.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.