Law Enforcement Torch Run Wraps in Ladner June 9, 2017

Release Date/Time: June 8, 2017 11:20am
Incident Date/Time: June 09 2017
Location: Lions Park

 

On June 9th, 2017 Delta Police Officers will once again join others from Law Enforcement Agencies around the Lower Mainland to raise funds, awareness and spread a message of respect and inclusion in support of Special Olympics in BC.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run final leg will  wrap up in Delta with a run through Ladner to  Delta Police Headquarters where there will be presentations and closing remarks.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is an inspirational international movement that brings together law enforcement personnel in support of Special Olympics.  Since 1990, the BC LETR has been a dedicated supporter of Special Olympics BC (SOBC), and their fundraising efforts have raised more than $3 million to date.

Lower Mainland Torch Run participants have carried the Flame of Hope through 18 communities with approximately 500 law enforcement members and 80 SOBC athletes taking part in the annual four day run.

Participating agencies include the Abbotsford, Delta, New Westminster, Port Moody, Vancouver, and West Vancouver police departments, RCMP detachments throughout the Lower Mainland, the Justice Institute of British Columbia, and Metro Vancouver Transit Police.

“Participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run is a long standing tradition for the Delta Police. It is an event that we mark on our calendars and look forward to each year. It’s a chance for the Delta Police and the community to come together and demonstrate our unwavering support for the Special Olympics here in BC. It’s definitely inspiring to see the enthusiasm and commitment of these athletes.  I am proud to have our officers and police staff actively involved through annual fundraising events as well as running alongside the athletes.” Says Chief Neil Dubord

SCHEDULE AND LOCATION OF TORCH RUN IN DELTA/LADNER:

  • Run starts at 2:15 p.m. at Lions Park, Westminster Avenue and Elliott Street
  • Run ends at Delta Police Department Headquarters, 4455 Clarence Taylor Crescent
  • Speeches and presentations at Police HQ by Delta Police Executive Officers & Special Olympics BC President & CEO Dan Howe