(from left) Const. Dan Carson, Shawna Lundin and Cpl. Jesse O‘Donaghey. Tess Oljaca/Black Press

Kelowna RCMP cuff residents for a good cause

The annual Cops for Kids Jail & Bail funds were raised in honour of The Cops For Kids Charitable Foundation.

The Kelowna RCMP were locking up citizens of Kelowna today for a good cause.

They didn’t throw away the key though. After being apprehended, the detainee (a volunteer) would call their friends and family to post their bail.

The annual Cops for Kids Jail & Bail funds were raised in honour of The Cops For Kids Charitable Foundation. Off-duty RCMP members were cuffing Kelowna’s best and bringing them before Judge Hang’em High, at Orchard Park Shopping Centre.

READ MORE: Cops for Kids Jail & Bail: Mounties warn they’re on the hunt for high profile Kelowna folks

READ MORE: Lake Country family fundraises for Cops for Kids after receiving help for premature baby

Board member for Cops for Kids, Shawna Lundin, said that being arrested in her office and being put into the back of a cop car was a fun way to raise funds.

“Anytime I can do anything to help give back to the kids and their families,” said Lundin.

Lundin was able to raise $1,200 for the foundation.

“It gets more of your family and friends involved instead of another golf tournament. It makes people ask questions and create awareness.”

The event also allows the RCMP to remind the public of the work they do year round to help local children who need it the most. Cpl. Jesse O‘Donaghey said that they are receiving more requests for financial assistance from families and that they rely on the fundraising events to raise funds.

READ MORE: Readers react to Batman’s offer to help during a Kelowna police incident

READ MORE: Cops cuff good guys for great cause

“Families come to us when there is nowhere else to turn,” said O’Donaghey. “So we’ve got to work even harder to be able to assist these families when they need it most.”

The foundation is a group of RCMP members and friends that are committed to raising funds for children in medical, physical or traumatic crisis within south eastern British Columbia. They work to raise funds throughout the year to support requests for financial assistance from families in the region who may require medical treatment outside their home community, emergency dental treatment, medical equipment, specialized therapies, learning tools and mobility aids.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Casa Loma residents petition to halt proposed Blackmun Bay project

West Kelowna City Council grants second reading for what would be the city’s largest development

Lakestone Grand Opening set for this weekend in Lake Country

MP Stephen Fuhr, MLA Norm Letnick and Mayor James Baker will all speak at the event

West Kelowna RCMP search witnesses in assault

A man was attacked in the early morning on July 16

Small business spotlight: Kelowna’s master tailor

Sam Galvez started his business in Kelowna 6 years ago

Kelowna ranks fifth in where Canadians will move to buy a home: study

‘The study suggests that the dream of homeownership is very much alive and well,’ said Finder’s editor

VIDEO: B.C. MLA Michelle Stilwell takes first steps in nearly 30 years

‘It actually felt like walking. It’s been 27 years… but it felt realistic to me’

Taekwondo instructor, 21, identified as B.C. bat rabies victim

Nick Major, 21, an instructor at Cascadia Martial Arts in Parksville

Science expedition to Canada’s largest underwater volcano departs Vancouver Island

Crews prepared for a two-week research mission to the Explorer Seamount

Summerland clinic will be closed on August long weekend

Medical office assistant needed at Rosedale Medical Clinic

Driver who killed Shuswap motorcyclist receives absolute discharge

Chase family speechless following decision by BC Review Board

B.C. shipyard to get one-third of $1.5 billion frigate-repair contract

The federal government has promised to invest $7.5 billion to maintain the 12 frigates

Anglican Church to review governance structure after same-sex marriage change fails

Some say the current system to change doctrine gives too much voting power to a smaller class of bishops

B.C. adding fast-charge stations for electric highway trips

Okanagan, Vancouver Island, Kootenay stations ready for use

Comedian Gerry Dee ready to lighten things up at BC Hockey Hall of Fame

Canadian actor and stand-up comedian Gerry Dee is hosting the event in Penticton

Most Read