From April 28 to 30, 2017, three  law enforcement officers from the Greater Victoria area will volunteer their time to camp out on scaffolding for 48 straight hours  at Uptown Shopping Center in Saanich. During  this time,  officers from the Central Saanich Police Service, Saanich Police Department, Oak Bay Police Department, and Victoria Police Department will be collecting donations from the community to “free the fuzz” and raise funds for Special Olympics.

Our efforts last year were instrumental in raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics BC. Involvement in Special Olympics BC offers year-round opportunities for athletes of all ages and levels to improve their health and well-being, to increase their confidence and self-esteem, to set and achieve goals and to build a network of lifelong friends. Through sports programs led by over 3,400 dedicated volunteers, Special Olympics BC provides 4,400 athletes with intellectual disabilities opportunities to enhance their lives and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences.

During the 48 hours, there will be music, demonstrations by K9 and ERT, face painting for children, raffle baskets and the ever popular dunk tank with Police Officers and Firefighters going for a dip.

On Sunday, the 5 km Law Enforcement Torch Run(LETR) will take place starting from the inner court yard of Uptown going down the Galloping Goose then returning back to Uptown.  There will be a pancake breakfast for participants and volunteers at the conclusion of the run by donation.