Events

Date: Friday, September 11th - Sunday September 20th 2020
[June 29, 2020] – Like many other organizations, Cops for Kids is facing the reality that large group fundraising events aren’t allowed under social distancing restrictions; but this group of dedicated cops aren’t willing to throw in the towel because the need for financial assistance still exists. The charitable organization will not have their usual 30 member team pedalling across the region this September, instead opting to designate a few local riders to complete each leg of the 10 days on behalf of the team. The remainder of the team will continue to pedal 100km each day in their home community as a promise to the children who need them most. For parents with a child facing illness, disability, or traumatic crisis they don’t have the option to cancel or give up, and the dedicated group of cops are much the same. These families still need assistance, and so the group is committed to continue on.

Under the new format for the 20thAnniversary, the 30 law enforcement officials will still train on their own time all summer, along with meeting their commitment to fundraise a minimum of $2,500 and provide their own equipment in order to be a part of the team. While these heroes are disheartened that they won’t be cycling across the region with their peers this September, they’ll each get the opportunity to ride 1 day from September 11-20 on the designated route as a representative for the organization. Since the Cops for Kids team won’t be able to host community landings in each of the 26 communities they cycle through, local supporters will be asked to stand safely at a distance to offer their support in the form of waves and cheers as the small group passes through. Here is where you can catch the team

Make a sign, ring your bell, wear your blue. Support our Cops for Kids riders.

 

Date City Location Time
Friday September 11 Kelowna Harvey Avenue (entire stretch from Reid’s corner to the bridge) 8:30am-9:15am
Friday September 11 Peachland Beach Avenue from 13th St. to 3rd St. 9:30am-10:30am
Friday September 11 Penticton Main Street from Wade Ave. to Skaha Lake. 12:45pm-1:45pm
Friday September 11 Oliver Main Street from Kootenay to Similkameen. 2:45pm – 3:45pm
Saturday September 12 Grand Forks Central Ave to 27th St 4:30pm
Sunday September 13 N/A    
Monday September 14 Castlegar Columbia Avenue 9:00am
Monday September 14 Nelson ·      Corner of Ward St. & Vernon St. in front of the Hume Hotel

·      Corner of Nelson Ave & Behnsen St. in front of Hume Elem.

12:15pm
Tuesday September 15 N/A    
Wednesday September 16 Creston Canyon Street 8:00am
Wednesday September 16 Cranbrook Hwy 95 from 5th Ave S. to Victoria Ave N. 4:00pm
Thursday September 17 N/A Repositioning Day  
Friday September 18 Salmon Arm 10 Avenue SW from 10thStreet SW to 17th Street SW 9:15am
Friday September 18 Kamloops Hwy 1 westbound from Valleyview to Aberdeen Mall 3:30pm-4:00pm
Saturday September 19 Vernon 32 Street southbound from 43rdAvenue to 39thAvenue 3:30pm
Sunday September 20 Kelowna Harvey Avenue from Reid’s Corner to Leckie Road 11:15am -11:30am

 

Date: Tuesday September 15

On Tuesday September 15th, 10 cents per litre sold from the Vernon gasbar will support Cops for Kids.

Date: Wednesday September 16, 2020

Thank you for supporting the annual Jail & Bail fundraiser hosted by Tamarack Centre.

To support one of the jailbirds, please click here 

To support one of the stationary riders, please click here

To make a general donation to the campaign, please click here 

 

 

Date: May 20 - July 20, 2020

In honour of our 20th year as Cops for Kids, we are hosting our first ever virtual open ride to celebrate,

raise funds and awareness in support of children in crisis in our communities.

your town. your bike. your time.

your ride. your miles

We have 3 ride categories – a spot for every type of rider including newbies, seasoned and hardcore! We are also encouraging road, mountain, wind trainer and electric bikes to join! All tracking of distances will be done on STRAVA only.

3 Ride Categories – It is for the Kids!

Newbie – minimum $55 donation, ride 50km between May 20th and October 31st. 

Recreational rider – minimum $105 donation, ride 100km between May 20th and October 31st.

Hardcore rider – minimum $105 donation, shoot for 1,000km between May 20th and October 31st.

Three entry levels depending on your commitment, or simply sponsor your favourite Cops for Kids Rider.   

How to join or sponsor a rider:

  1. Register NOW with CCN Bikes click HERE and follow the prompts to join our Ride Team
  2. Don’t forget to share your page on your social media or share this page.
  3. All registered riders that raise or donate $500 minimum will receive a 20th Anniversary Cops for Kids jersey! (to be delivered fall 2020).
  4. All donations/registrations will receive a charitable tax receipt delivered by email at end of event.
  5. Thank you for joining us! Cops for Kids are looking forward to many virtual rides and ride challenges!

 

Become a member of our Cops for Kids virtual team!  Challenge them, as they work so hard to finish this ride to support children in crisis!  Smoke or no Smoke – let’s do this together! Grab a friend, commit to a distance and let’s ride virtually together!  

Together, let’s Ride for the Life of a Child!

QUITTING IS NOT AN OPTION – WE WILL RIDE!

 

 

To donate to one of our virtual riders, please click here 

Date: July 30, 2020

Congratulations to our raffle winners! $1,500 was won by Ryan F, Predator Ridge Stay & Play Package was won by Colleen L, and $500 went to Ashley D.
Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets to help children in our communities.