Cops for Cancer Jail n’ Bail was full of local residents downtown.

Jail n’ Bail raises thousands for Cops for Cancer

Riders head out on Tour de North Friday from Prince George

Williams Lake RCMP were busy Wednesday making multiple arrests around the lakecity.

From bankers, to real estate agents to conservation officers, no one was off limits in RCMP officers’ bid to arrest and jail as many local influencers as possible this week for the annual Cops for Cancer Jail n’ Bail.

Of course, the day was all in fun and a creative fundraiser to help the Canadian Cancer Society, and in particular, children with cancer.

“It’s all about the kids,” said Cops for Cancer participant Dave Dickson, noting $30,000 was raised.

“We are very grateful for everyone who stepped up to help us raise money for little children fighting cancer.”

The Cops for Cancer Tour de North team has been busy training for its bike ride this September to raise money for children affected by the disease.

This year’s tour will see riders embark on an 850-kilometre journey from Prince George to Prince Rupert in seven days, starting Friday, Sept. 14.

Read More: Cops for Cancer Tour de North ready to ride

Dickson, Williams Lake manger of community safety, has been a member of the Tour de North team since 2011 and has missed the annual fundraising event just three times ­— once because of last year’s wildfires, and another year due to injury.

Joining Dickson from the Williams Lake RCMP for the Tour de North are Joel Kooger and his wife, Alison Kooger, Taylor Callens and Isaac Perreault Labbe.

Alison said her training was impacted by the wildfire smoke, but she was still able to complete about 80 per cent of it.

The team was planning to meet Friday to discuss their latest challenge, that being the cold, wet weather.

Dickson said if it’s too cold they may have to trailer parts of the trip due to the potential dangers of road riding on ice.

“We’re hoping things will warm up.”

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Lorne Doerkson tries to make some money to get out of jail.

Mr. Mikes staff were on hand Wednesday for the worthy charity.

Scott McLaughlin with Canadian Mental Health Association Cariboo Chilcotin Branch serves time during the Cops for Cancer Jail and Bail. Photo submitted

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