(L-R) Dana DiPonio (assistant manager of the Prestige Lakeside Resort)

Cops for Kids shows results in Nelson

Const. Colleen Lowing with the Nelson RCMP had the pleasure of meeting the most recent ambassador for Cops for Kids

Last month, Const. Colleen Lowing with the Nelson RCMP had the pleasure of meeting the most recent ambassador for Cops for Kids in the West Kootenays.

Lowing met with five-year-old Christian Sawatsky and his mother, Anne-Marie Edgar at the Prestige Lakeside Resort so that Lowing could present an iPad and accessories, which totalled a $1,500 grant on behalf of Cops for Kids. The iPad, accessories and apps that go with it will help Sawatsky to interact and learn to communicate better with his family and peers.

Also present for the presentation was Tashia Weeks, of the Supported Child Development Program. The Supported Child Development Program is an organization based out of Castlegar that assists children throughout the Kootenay Boundary region with specialized support to aid with the integration of children with special needs into child care and school environments. It was the Supported Child Development Program who submitted the grant application to Cops for Kids on Sawatsky’s behalf.

Cops for Kids is a charitable organization made up of mostly RCMP and related employees, including BC Sheriffs and Border Services. Cops for Kids fundraises year round to raise money for children with disabilities and long-term illnesses throughout the Southern Interior of British Columbia. All the money raised stays in local communities. Last year Cops for Kids sponsored approximately 10 children from the Kootenay Boundary region.

The Prestige Hotel is one of the biggest sponsors of the Cops for Kids Bike Ride. Each year they provide lodging for the riders in several towns along the ride route. This goes a long way to reduce the operating costs of the ride.

This year Nelson has two local riders in the Cops for Kids bike ride, which is the biggest and most publicized fundraiser for Cops for Kids. Riders have to raise a minimum of $2,000 each to take part in the ride. The Cops for Kids Bike Ride happens in September and riders complete 1,000 kms in 10 days on their road bikes. Mike Kosof of BC Sheriffs and Const. Bill Long of the Nelson RCMP will be riding and fundraising for this year’s bike ride.

To donate to Cops for Kids, or to apply for a grant for a family or child you know, or for any other information, please go to copsforkids.org or contact Lowing at the Nelson RCMP 250-354-5116.


Just Posted

Slocan Valley to be ‘lit up’ with high-speed internet in 12 months

125 kilometres of fibre-optic cable to be laid from Nakusp to Playmore Junction

LETTERS: In support of student climate strikers

From readers Tia Leschke and Sharon Inkpen

Kootenay Musical Theatre Society ready to make a deal with the Devil

The new group will put on an original show in October at the Capitol Theatre

Nelson councillor starts national municipal climate group

Climate Leadership Caucus has 57 members including seven mayors

RDCK to purchase portion of lands around Cottonwood Lake

21.6 hectares will be purchased for $450,000

Protective human chain forms around Victoria mosque for Friday prayer

Islanders stand arm-in-arm to show support in aftermath of New Zealand shootings

Boy who went missing from park remains largest probe in Victoria police history

The four-year old Victoria boy went missing without a trace on March 24, 1991

WestJet sticking with Boeing 737 Max once planes certified to fly

WestJet had expected to add two more of the planes this year to increase its fleet to 13

B.C. driver caught going 207 km/h on motorcycle along Okanagan Highway

A motorcyclist was caught by Kelowna RCMP going 207 km/h on Highway 97C

Protective human chain forms around B.C. mosque for Friday prayer

Vancouver Islanders stand arm-in-arm to show support in aftermath of New Zealand shootings

B.C. fire department offers tips to keep your home safe during wildfire season

With wildfire season getting closer, the Penticton Fire Dept. offer tips to keep your home safe

Rural Kootenay communities to receive high-speed internet upgrade

The provincial government is increasing internet connectivity to rural British Columbia

Fierce house cat spotted as ‘aggressor’ in face off with coyote in B.C. backyard

North Vancouver resident Norm Lee captures orange cat versus coyote in backyard showdown

Wilson-Raybould to reveal more details, documents on SNC-Lavalin affair

Former attorney general has written to the House of Commons justice committee

Most Read