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Mounties support Special Olympics Athletes 

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June 1, 2018 at 5:07 am - Home, Local Chilliwack News, MyChilliwackNews
By MyChilliwackNews Editor

Chilliwack:  RCMP officers together with Law Enforcement personnel in communities throughout the Lower Mainland are approaching the starting line for this year’s Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR).

The LETR is a means for police to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics worldwide.

Officers running in this year’s LETR, scheduled for June 5th, will be accompanied by Chaplain Angus Haggarty.  A local LETR organizer Chaplain Haggarty has provided spiritual support to officers and staff of the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment (UFVRD) over the past 3 years.  Chaplain Haggarty’s experience includes missionary work in Uganda and Nigeria dating back to the mid 1970’s.  During one mission in Uganda Chaplain Haggarty was briefly held captive by rebels.

“This experience caused me to be more thankful for my life and family,” says Chaplain Haggarty. “LETR offers me the chance to give back to the community by contributing to this valuable effort.”

Since 1980, Special Olympics BC has provided high-quality, year round sports programs for athletes around the province with the goal of providing individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunities to enrich their lives and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences.

“We are proud to support Special Olympics athletes in our community.  The Law Enforcement Torch Run commences at 11:00 a.m. from Sardis Secondary School for those who choose to run the 3 kilometre route while others, who would rather walk, depart from Save-On-Foods in Sardis.  The event finishes at the Pacific Regional Training Center (PRTC),” says Constable Annelisse Reinheimer of Chilliwack RCMP.

For more information about these programs we invite you to click onto LETR and Special Olympics.

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