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Sunday , 1 August 2021
Image credit: Bonnyville Victim Services.

Charity Checkstop sees almost $5000 raised for Victim Services

Image credit: Bonnyville Victim Services. 

Drivers rolling through Main Street in Bonnyville on Saturday had to with a checkstop from the Mounties.

This one was all in gracious spirit, however, as emergency services partners from Bonnyville RCMP, EMS and the Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority asked for food, toy or cash donations to help those in Victim Services.

The Charity Checkstop raised $4684.45.

“The Bonnyville Victim Services Unit wants to thank all emergency services personnel that helped to make the checkstop a success. Their participation was greatly appreciated,” said S/Sgt. Sarah Parke.

It’s the second initiative in as many weeks from emergency services as Pack the Police Car raised money for the hungry the weekend previous.

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.