Cops for Kids riders wrap up 1,000 kilometre ride

The annual ride sees police officers raise money for children who have suffered a medical, physical or traumatic crisis in their young lives. RCMP

After 1,000km cycled throughout South Eastern British Columbia, the team of Cops for Kids Riders completed their 16th annual Ride in Kelowna Sunday.

Over the past 10 days they cycled into the hearts of 18 communities in order to raise money for children in medical, physical, or traumatic crisis.

The signature event started the team of 28 through smokey skies of the Central and South Okanagan, through the mountainous terrain of the Boundary Kootenay region, an active fire evacuation zone in the East Kootenay and back home via the Thompson to connect with the families who benefit from their fundraising efforts throughout the year. Funds raised from the event support children who require transportation to medical treatment outside their home community, medical supplies, specialized therapies, learning tools & mobility aids. Each request is reviewed on an individual basis, in order to support items not covered by government programs or extended health care benefits.

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The team was welcomed home at the Ramada Hotel.

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