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Airdrie RCMP Officers Take Polar Plunge

Calgary, Alberta – Three local Airdrie RCMP officers helped raise money for the 2018 Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics.

On Saturday, Feb 24, 2018, Airdrie RCMP officers; Inspector Kim Pasloske, Constable Kaeli Ritchie, and Constable Sylvain Nicolas participated in the 2018 Polar Plunge put on by the Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run in Calgary.

Days prior to the Polar Plunge, Inspector Pasloske decided to get involved and show her support:

“In a stroke of questionable decision making, I told Constables Ritchie and Nicolas that if they raised $500, I would do it with them and that I would try to match their donations. They seemed to think I was serious and actively made it happen. Yikes!” remarked Inspector Pasloske.

As evidenced by the photos attached, her challenge was both accepted AND met! In total, the three Airdrie RCMP officers raised $1,815.00 for Special Olympics.

The goal of the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Polar Plunge is to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics movement worldwide. The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest, grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics in the world. In Alberta, the Law Enforcement Torch Run has been active since the late 1980’s and in 2017 raised over $620,000.

For further information, please visit: albertatorchrun.ca.

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