By Cst. Chris Buckland/Ashcroft RCMP
During the weekend of Feb. 22–24, representatives from the Ashcroft RCMP, Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department, Interior Health, the Merritt Fire Department, and community members from Ashcroft and the surrounding area participated in the annual Law Enforcement Charity Hockey Tournament in Merritt.
This year’s tournament hosted teams from Prince George RCMP, Yukon/Fort St. John RCMP, Merritt RCMP, the Conservation Officer Service, First Nations Police, South Okanagan RCMP, and BC Corrections.
This is the tournament’s sixth year, and approximately $23,000 was raised. Including this year, the tournament has now raised more than $100,000 for BC Children’s Hospital.
The Ashcroft team enjoyed participating again this year, and would like to thank Desert Hills Ranch for their generous donation towards this year’s event. Ashcroft team organizers would also like to thank the participants who continue to attend this event to represent our community in a positive manner.
If you would like to donate towards this event in the future, or would like more information, please contact Cst. Buckland at the Ashcroft RCMP detachment (250-453-2216).