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The Cop for Kids riders have returned home after a 10-day journey that took them through southern BC on a fundraising mission.

The RCMP said that during the ride that began on September 9, the group climbed the Anarchist and Blueberry Paulson Mountain Pass. He struggled with smoky skies at Grand Forks and Nelson, then fought through torrential downpours on Highway 3 between Creston and Cranbrook.

Cooler weather brought riders home to the Okanagan via Salmon Arm, Kamloops and Vernon.

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“Our dedicated team of riders organized a training and fundraising initiative for the 1,000km cycle last year,” the RCMP said in a press release.

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“Their enduring commitment is a true testament to the character of this group of 24 riders. During this year’s event, two of our members were recalled to duty due to emergent operational requirements in their own home communities. Though these members left our ranks midway, their spirit remained with the team.

Meeting the police for the little ambassadors of the children at various community landings was the highlight of the trip for all involved. Ride Southeastern BC. Raises money and awareness for children facing illness, disability or traumatic distress within

“Hearing the stories of their challenges and seeing their smiles reminds riders that they joined the cause,” the RCMP said.

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“These families rely on the police for children throughout the year and thanks to the fundraising efforts of everyone involved, the event raised $375,000 for 2022.”

Since 2001, Police for Children has raised more than $6.1 million to support local children in medical, physical or traumatic distress.

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