Send someone to jail for a good cause

If you’re boss has been giving you a hard time lately, perhaps it’s time you have him or her sent to jail.

  • Sep. 1, 2011 9:00 a.m.

If you’re boss has been giving you a hard time lately, perhaps it’s time you have him or her sent to jail.

Safer communities co-ordinator Dave Dickson, who is riding from Fort St. John to Williams Lake on his bicycle for the Cops for Cancer Tour de North, is encouraging people to give him a call and arrange for their bosses (or co-workers) to be “arrested” on Wednesday, Sept. 7 and thrown into jail.

The jail, of course, will be a mock jail, located at the courthouse square and it’s all to raise money for cancer.

The Jail n’ Bail event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will include burgers sold by Mr. Mikes between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Dickson says more people are also needed to work up the nerve and get their heads shaved at the event.

Those interested in getting their heads shaved or have their or co-workers arrested can contact Dickson at 250-392-8701 or e-mail him at david.dickson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

The Cops for Cancer Tour de North will begin in Fort St. John Friday, Sept. 9 and conclude in Williams Lake on Thursday, Sept. 15.

Dickson will be joined Williams Lake’s Cpl. Brian Evans, Cpl. Mike Hacker and Const. Ken Davies,  and other RCMP members in the northern region.

Also on Sept. 15, a gala dinner will be held at Thompson Rivers University at 7 p.m. to welcome the 26 RCMP riders who will have participated in the cause.

Tickets for the gala cost a $10 minimum donation — all proceeds go toward pediatric cancer research and programs — and should be purchased in advance at the Williams Lake RCMP detachment, Williams Lake and District Credit Union, Canadian Tire, Williams Lake Canadian Cancer Society office, and Zone 4.

More information on the cause can be found at www.copsforcancer.ca.