Venerable Queens Park arena was the venue on Wednesday, March 21st for the inaugural NWPD Cops for Cancer Cup, as the New Westminster Police Blues Hockey Club took on the New Westminster Senior Salmonbellies in a charity hockey game. Tied 7-7 after 60 minutes of play, the Senior Salmonbellies carried the day winning 2-1 in the shootout.
The real winner on the night however was Cops for Cancer, as over $1500 was raised towards this worthy cause. Cops for Cancer is celebrating its 15th anniversary in BC this year, and since its inception in 1998 it has expanded across the Province into four incredibly successful Tours which have raised almost $25 million collectively to fun pediatric cancer programs and research.
This year’s NWPD Cops for Cancer participant is Constable Matt ROBSON. Constable ROBSON, a 7 year member of the Department, will be riding in the Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast from September 19th to the 27th. This 900 km Tour pedals the Sea to Sky corridor as well as the Sunshine Coast, North Shore and cities in Greater Vancouver including New Westminster.his 900 km Tour pedals the Sea to Sky corridor as well as the Sunshine
The New Westminster Police would like to thank the Salmonbellies organization for graciously hosting this event and helping raise money and awareness for Cops for Cancer.
For more information on Cops for Cancer, or to make a donation, please visit their website at copsforcancerbc.ca