Justice and Public Safety
November 7, 2018

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General:

Minister Acknowledges Participants of Annual Polar Plunge

Mr. Speaker, members of our law enforcement services and first responders in this province regularly give their time through a number of non-profit and community organizations in an effort to give back to the communities they serve. As part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge for Special Olympics, representatives from a number of law enforcement services took a dive into the cold waters of Sunshine Camp this past weekend.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is an international initiative by law enforcement officers to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics. This year special guest plungers RNC Chief Joe Boland and RCMP Commanding Officer Ches Parsons led members of their teams as they raised money for this important organization.

Mr. Speaker, I had the pleasure of participating in the polar plunge in 2016 and despite the cold water, the opportunity to support Special Olympics and the incredible athletes was an honour. And I can assure you, it’s an experience that you never forget.

This annual event provides funds to an organization that empowers and encourages athletes who, in turn, inspire others with their determination and remarkable achievements.

Members of our law enforcement services show their commitment not only on the job, but in the many contributions they make to their communities through various fundraising and community initiatives.

Mr. Speaker, I ask all honourable members to join me in thanking those who were ‘Freezin for a Reason’ and acknowledge all those in law enforcement who continue to give back to their communities and their province.

Thank you.

2018 11 07                              2:15 p.m.