Local police are wearing red laces in their boots as part of the “Be a Fan Campaign” to help support the Special Olympics.
The campaign is a national fundraising initiative that seeks to raise awareness and support of the Special Olympics by having participants wear red laces.
This Thursday has been dedicated as “Be a Fan Day” across Canada, when the Special Olympics honours athletes, volunteers and supporters. The day is also meant to raise awareness of the Special Olympics and its mission of providing sport opportunities to people with intellectual disabilities.
Local law enforcement will be present at the Starlight Restaurant from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursay. Members of the public are invited to come help celebrate local athletes.
The Prince Albert Police Service will also be participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run in January 2013, which helps support Special Olympics athletes locally and provincially.