North Bay Police are hosting their annual Law Enforcement Torch Run and Barbecue on Monday. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which is an annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Ontario.
The run and walk both start at 10:30, and the barbecue follows at 11:30am. There are two different routes for runners and walkers, both ending at Discovery North Bay museum, and anyone interested in participating is welcome. Police are asking anyone participating to meet in the parking lot at the station on Princess Street West. All the proceeds from the barbecue will go to support Special Olympics Ontario. T-shirts are $20, hamburgers are $3, hotdogs are $2, and drinks are $1 each.
The Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest public awareness vehicle and grassroots fundraiser for Special Olympics. The LETR for Special Olympics engages law enforcement worldwide championing acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities, starting first with their own communities. Since its inception in 1987 in Ontario, the LETR has raised more than $35 million.