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Find yourself behind bars

The annual Cops for Kids Jail & Bail will be held April 20

Some of Kelowna’s prominent citizens may find themselves temporarily behind bars at the Canadian Brewhouse, but it’s all in the name of fun and supporting local children as part of the Cops for Kids Jail & Bail event.

The Cops for Kids Jail & Bail will be taking place Thursday, April 20 at the Canadian Brewhouse where otherwise law abiding citizens will be arrested by off-duty police officers before facing the presiding judge to own up to their charges.

They’ll spend some time behind bars to fundraise their bail by calling friends and family to help them out of their sticky situation.

Donations made to Cops for Kids will count towards the perpetrator’s bail, and upon reaching their goal, they’ll be released from the kangaroo court. Money raised from this event will help Cops for Kids fund much needed medical equipment, therapy, learning and mobility aids for local children.

“I realize the importance of giving back to such a strong local charity,” said managing partner Felipa Marioras. “The Canadian Brewhouse is proud to give back to our community, and we strongly believe in the work being done by Cops for Kids. The annual Jail & Bail is a fun way for us to raise money to help kids with items that aren’t covered by government or other local agencies.”

The Cops for Kids team is looking forward to the event.

“We still need more jailbirds to help us reach our aggressive fundraising goal. It’s overwhelming the number of families that need assistance, and we’re proud that we’ve been able to assist so many in their struggles,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

If you, or someone you know might be deserving of a “summons,” please visit Cops for Kids or call 250.801.4438 to arrange their arrest.

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