Cops for Kids delivers iPad to young student

Castlegar RCMP Cst. Rob Gardner presents Connor Lauriault with an iPad from Cops for Kids. - Submitted
Castlegar RCMP Cst. Rob Gardner presents Connor Lauriault with an iPad from Cops for Kids.
— image credit: Submitted

On November 9, Castlegar RCMP Cst. Rob Gardner presented Connor Lauriault with an iPad, case and $200 worth of iTunes credits to help him out at school and at home.

Lauriault, who is eight years-old, lives with Autism Spectrum Disorder which impacts his motor skills, cognitive skills, communication and social development. He attends grade two at a local elementary school where he has access to a a computer; however, his motor abilities are limited and an iPad will allow Lauriault to tap and slide rather than use a keyboard, which should increase his written output abilities. An iPad is viewed by peers as positive and acceptable and increases opportunities for peer interaction.

After going on his first Cops for Kids bike ride, Cst. Gardner is glad to see one of the many children who are helped by the ride.

"This year was my first ride with the team," he said. "It was an amazing experience. I was able to meet many other police officers, sheriffs and CBSA personnel who were all on the ride to raise money to help kids in need. We met many of the Cops for Kids ambassadors along our almost 1,000 km bike ride route."



We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Of interest to infants
Seedy Saturday promotes seed diversification and sustainability
Residents upset with pathway project
Annual Starlite Campaign will start with Judy’s Star
Personal loss prompts A Clear View fundraising plan
Lake Country project wins regional honour
Annual World Sight Day Challenge
Toastmasters compete in Terrace
Halloween family fun for all ages

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 16 edition online now. Browse the archives.