Cops for Kids ride through Castlegar, raising money and hope

Cops for Kids cyclists and their road crew stopped by the Royal Canadian Legion in Castlegar for breakfast before heading off to Nelson

The Cops for Kids cyclists stopped by the Royal Canadian Legion in Castlegar for breakfast and to present shirts to local recipients Ernie Hansell (front in scooter) and Cody Archambeault (middle right in black). Cody and Ernie are two of the many kids throughout the region who have been helped through the money raised by Cops for Kids with their annual bike ride. Early this year

The Cops for Kids cyclists stopped by the Royal Canadian Legion in Castlegar for breakfast and to present shirts to local recipients Ernie Hansell (front in scooter) and Cody Archambeault (middle right in black). Cody and Ernie are two of the many kids throughout the region who have been helped through the money raised by Cops for Kids with their annual bike ride. Early this year

Cops for Kids cyclists and their road crew stopped by the Royal Canadian Legion in Castlegar for breakfast before heading off to Nelson for the next leg of the trip.

The Cops for Kids riders are on day four of the 10 day trip which concludes in Kelowna on Sept. 16.

Riders include Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Rob Gardner, Castlegar resident Wally Bursey of the Creston detachment, and Dirk Finkensiep, who was part of the Castlegar RCMP detachment for a number of years before transferring to Fort St. John.

After breakfast, Cpl. Gardner presented both Ernie Hansell, of Fruitvale, and Cody Archambeault, of Winlaw, with Cops of Kids t-shirts. Early in the year, Hansell received a Rifton Pacer scooter to help him get around, while Archambeault was given a recumbent arm bike from Cops for Kids.