Const. Thomas Stewart of the  Quesnel RCMP detachment is looking for volunteer jailbirds to spend ime in lock up while they raise funds for the Cops for Cancer Tour de North.

Const. Thomas Stewart of the Quesnel RCMP detachment is looking for volunteer jailbirds to spend ime in lock up while they raise funds for the Cops for Cancer Tour de North.

RCMP to fill lockup with fundraisers

Do you have a coworker who wears socks with sandals?

Or maybe a friend who is always late for meetings?

If so, the RCMP will help you in making sure it won’t happen again, all the while raising money for a worthy cause.

Do you have a coworker who wears socks with sandals?

Or maybe a friend who is always late for meetings?

If so, the RCMP will help you in making sure it won’t happen again, all the while raising money for a worthy cause.

The first annual Cops for Cancer Jail N’ Bail in Quesnel is set for Sept. 14 starting at noon.

The event is a fundraiser for Cnst. Tom Stewart, who is riding in the Tour de North.

“There’s a minimum bail of $300,” Cnst.Stewart, who joined the RCMP just over a year ago, explained.

The only thing the arrestee will be able to use to get out of “jail” is a phone book and a cell phone.

“Arrestees can use their cell phone and try to call family or friends or whoever they can think of to donate the money to bail them out,” said Cnst. Stewart.

The event is a fundraiser for the Tour de North, which requires a minimum of $2,500 for participation.

“It’s all going towards the Canadian Cancer Society, specifically for pediatric cancer, fighting childhood cancer and research,” Cnst. Stewart said.

Although this is the first time this event is being held in Quesnel, Cnst. Stewart hopes it is a successful fundraiser.

“Hopefully the Jail N’ Bail will become an annual event,” he said.

The Tour de North is an annual event which features RCMP officers biking throughout the northern region of B.C. to raise awareness of pediatric cancers.

Forms, for the Jail N’ Bail, can be picked up at the RCMP detachment, Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Tire and Integris.

Filled forms are to be returned to the RCMP office before 5 p.m. Sept. 12.

If you would like to donate to the Tour de North but do not want to participate in the Jail N’ Bail, donations can

be made online at www.copsforcancerbc.ca

For more information, contact Cnst. Stewart at 250-992-9211 or thomas.j.stewart@rcmp-grc.gc.ca 

Oh, and if you’re one of those coworkers who wears socks and sandals, you might find yourself in jail!