Twenty-five cold and wet cyclists arrived in Cranbrook Wednesday afternoon from Creston. They had ridden though snow; hail and heavy rain but that didn’t dampen their sprits. The riders part of the Cops for Kids Charitable Organization were on a fund raising ride that travels almost 1000 km through the Southeastern Interior of BC.
Once in Cranbrook they attended the TD Bank one of the sponsors of the ride. A cheque was presented to A/Cst Jeff Young from TD Bank representative Pam Hebert.
After a great supper at Boston Pizza, riders took part in the all male fashion show at the Tamarack Mall. The show, which features the male riders, is always a hit with all who attend. Funds raised from the fashion show are donated to the Cops for Kids who are committed to assisting children that are in medical, physical or traumatic crisis. They tirelessly work to raise funds to continue their ongoing support to the children in communities that they serve. Cops for Kids is devoted to helping little hearts, in our communities! Cops For Kids has many events throughout the year, however the signature event is the Cops for Kids Ride. This grueling ten-day ride occurs each year over some very challenging terrain.
The next day is off to the ABC Restaurant for breakfast and then to Fort Steele. For nine years Brian Clarkson has taken a team photo out at Fort Steele before they head to Golden and Revelstoke to continue the journey.
The 10-day ride wraps up in Kelowna on Sunday, Sept 20. For information on donating or applying for funds go to copsforkids.org.