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Lakeview or Mountainview

By Rob Gardner, Comox Valley. Lakeview After an amazing breakfast at the Osoyoos Legion, the ride team broke into two. Half the team went up the Anarchist, the other half were bussed to Penticton to ride to Osoyoos. I opted for the amazing lakeside ride and super lunch in Oliver. Shortly after leaving Osoyoos we had an unfortunate incident when one of our riders took…

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Day One: Easing into the Ride

By Claudia Wytrwal, Kelowna. Finally, the day has arrived that all the riders have been training for.  We met in the early hours of the morning at the Sandman and loaded all our gear into the bus.  We all cuddled together for a group photo and had some fun verbal banter before heading off to a wonderful breakfast.  It was great to personally meet some…

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First Team Meeting

By Mireille Sanchez, Montreal. Tonight we had our official team dinner at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort. I was looking forward to meeting the others riders in which out of town riders tucked in at the Sandman Hotel Kelowna. Julio introduced the crew members and went over the rules for the ride. And Gail, who does a fabulous job year after year to put everything…

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The Countdown is On!

One week from today, 25 cyclists from RCMP Detachments, BC Sheriffs, Canadian Border Service Agency, and Auxiliary Constables from across South Eastern BC will begin their 1,000km journey to help raise money for kids who need it most. I’m honored to captain this team once again in the 15th anniversary, and excited to introduce you to the members of our 2016 Cops for Kids Ride…

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Local Philanthropist Makes Largest Impact in Foundation’s History

Local Philanthropist Makes Largest Impact in Foundation’s History Donation of Securities Supports Children in Crisis KELOWNA, BC – [November 30, 2015] – The largest single donation in the foundation’s 15 year history, will keep children in South Eastern BC smiling a little more these days. Kelowna businessman and philanthropist Al Hildebrandt announced Monday a $100,000 gift to Cops for Kids Charitable Foundation. The gift of…

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