While Girl Guides were arrested Saturday on the lawn of the Kelowna Law Courts, the Central Okanagan Search and Rescue team were on scene explaining how they fit into the legal system.
It was all part of Law Day, a national event celebrating the signing of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Children got the opportunity to clamber into cop cars and sit in COSAR’s side-by-side. A mountain bike, equipped with thick tires, was on display as the latest equipment COSAR has purchased to get to those who require medical attention that can’t be reached by other vehicles. A rescue boat was also shown at the Kelowna Yacht Club.
“Typically we get response calls from RCMP or BC Ambulance Service… and then we respond. It’s just a great venue to get out in the community,” said Kevin Birnie, COSAR training director and search manager.
The guides and other members of the community also got the chance to see how the legal process works. After being “arrested” for possession of marijuana and battery in another scenario, the guides were escorted to the courtrooms where a mock trial and verdict was delivered.
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