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Posted: September 23, 2015

Heavy downpour didn’t dampen sprits

By Chris Newel

Twenty-five cold and wet cyclists arrived in Cranbrook last Wednesday afternoon from Creston. They had ridden though snow, hail and heavy rain but that didn’t dampen their sprits.

Chris Newel photos
Chris Newel photos

The riders, part of the Cops for Kids Charitable Organization, were on a fundraising ride that travels almost 1,000 km through the Southeastern Interior of B.C.

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 (pictured above).

After a great supper at Boston Pizza, riders took part in the all-male fashion show at the Tamarack Centre. 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 10-day ride occurs each year over some very challenging terrain.

The next day saw the riders off to ABC Restaurant for breakfast and then to Fort Steele Heritage Town. 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 wrapped up in Kelowna on Sunday, Sept 20. For information on donating or applying for funds go HERE.

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