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Monday , 10 May 2021
Image submitted: Bonnyville RCMP.

Pack the PC collecting food bank donations Saturday

A staple community initiative by local RCMP is returning this year.

Spearheaded over the years by S/Sgt Sarah Parke, the Bonnyville RCMP detachment spends a Saturday collecting food for local food banks.

The “cram the cruiser” or “pack the police car” event comes this Saturday outside of Sobeys from 10:00am-2:00pm.

Sobey’s will have pre-packaged $5 and $10 bags of groceries available.

This event will abide by COVID regulations, the detachment said, as it will be outdoors.

“Interaction with the public will be limited and the appropriate masks will be worn,” the detachment said.

Last year, they were able to fill two police trucks and the Mounties hope to continue the tradition of giving again this year.

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.