Ar­rest­ing fundraiser ben­e­fits Cops for Kids

The Daily Courier - - OKANAGAN -

Kelowna res­i­dents will be be­hind bars this week, rais­ing money for Cops for Kids.

The an­nual Cops for Kids Kelowna Jail and Bail event will take place on Thurs­day at the Cana­dian Brew­house.

Off-duty of­fi­cers will be ar­rest­ing peo­ple, who will spend part of the day be­hind bars to raise money for bail from fam­ily and friends.

On reach­ing their do­na­tion goal for Cops for Kids, they will be re­leased from jail.

Money raised will fund med­i­cal equip­ment, ther­apy and learn­ing and mo­bil­ity aids for lo­cal chil­dren.

“We still have spa­ces avail­able for more ar­rests, as we aim to beat our fundrais­ing to­tal of $10,000 from last year,” said John Bauer, Kelowna RCMP vol­un­teer aux­il­iary con­sta­ble and so­cial worker with the Min­istry of Chil­dren and Fam­ily De­vel­op­ment. “It truly amazes me to see all the dif­fer­ent mem­bers of our great com­mu­nity come to­gether to sup­port a com­mon cause of help­ing fam­i­lies in need.”

To par­tic­i­pate or ar­range for some­one’s ar­rest, call 250-801-4438.

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