Contributed photo-Keith Lambourne stands outside of the “Prince Rupert Jail” that contains MLA Gary Coons.

RCMP Tour de North riders hold jail and bail, surpass fundraising goal

RCMP officers Bob Killbery and Jennifer Collins surpassed their Cops for Cancer fundraising goal on August 25, after holding jail and bail.



Prince Rupert RCMP officers Bob Killbery and Jennifer Collins surpassed their Cops for Cancer fundraising goal on August 25, after holding jail and bail in front of Atlin Terminal during Cow Bay Day.

Approximately $9,400 was raised at the event, which surpassed the pair’s fundraising goal of $8,000.

“We couldn’t have done it without the help from the community. We had building supplies donated from Home Hardware, Rona, General Paint and Jim West Signs and food donated from Safeway and Overwaitea. They definitely helped with our success,” said Killbery, mentioning that a number of businesses also donated prizes to be given away.

12 locals were put in jail including MLA Gary Coons, Dr. Jeffrey Simons, School District 52 superintendent Lynn Hauptman, Tyler O’Halloran from EZ Rock, constable Matt Ericson from the Prince Rupert RCMP, Shaun Thomas from the Prince Rupert Northern View, Re/max real estate agents Mike Morris and Jeff Clarke, Scott Kehn from the DFO, Scott Farwell from the Crest Hotel, Homework and Sea Horse Trading owner David Smook and Kris Schumacher from the Prince Rupert Port Authority.

Jailed individuals had to call family, friends, co-workers and whoever else they knew would pay a fee to help bail them out. Over $8,000 in bail was collected, with just under $700 being raised from the barbecue that was held outside of the jail.

This was the final fundraising event the father and daughter riding pair will hold, however there are still raffle tickets available for purchase at the Crest, the RCMP detachment, Traylings Tackle, Seasport and Northwest Fuels.

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