The Cops for Kids before leaving Creston on Wednesday morning.

The Cops for Kids before leaving Creston on Wednesday morning.

Cops for Kids pass through Creston on 10-day bicycle journey

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The Cops for Kids arrived in Creston as part of their annual 10-day ride on Tuesday afternoon.

The team of 20 riders and seven support crew arrived around 4 p.m. at Overwitea Foods, followed by dinner at the Masonic Lodge and a Columbia Brewery tour. After a night’s stay at the Ramada Hotel, they had breakfast at ABC Country Restaurant before continuing their journey.

Cops for Kids are RCMP members from communities throughout the Southern Interior who are committed to assisting children that are in medical, physical or traumatic crisis. Since they started the event in 2001, over $1.9 million has been raised, with donations on this visit to Creston including $1,000 from the brewery, and $1,000 raised by Creston Mayor Ron Toyota.

For more information, visit www.copsforkids.org.