Three Greater Victoria police officers spent the weekend atop scaffolding at Uptown Centre to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics BC.
“During the day it’s not too bad, we have wide open spaces but at night it gets cramped,” said Cpl. Pat Bryant, Central Saanich Police Services.
The trio included Const. Lisa Bruschetta, Saanich Police Department and Const. Sheri Lucas, Oak Bay Police Department. The weekend event featured live entertainment, kids activities and Special Olympic athetes themselves, who were on hand to share their stories and experiences.
“I do it because I get so much back from it,” said Lucas. “It’s amazing. If you see an athlete that starts Special Olympics (and) how far they develop in the friends they have and how much they come out of their shell, you would donate all the time.”
Visit specialolympics.bc.ca to learn more about the cause.
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