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Kimberley cops grab sticks for ball hockey game with kids

February 12th, 2012

As part of hockey week, Cst Chuck Battye organized four days of ball hockey at Kimberley RCMP detachment complete with lunch.

The games ran each day, Tuesday to Friday, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. involving students from McKim Middle School, RCMP members and players from the Kimberley Dynamiters hockey team.

Each class made their way down to the detachment for a 20-30 minute game of ball hockey in the back parking lot.

After the game students had hot dogs and hot chocolate for lunch prepared by community volunteers.

Over 275 students from grade 4 to 7, participated in the event. RCMP members from both Kimberley and Cranbrook came out to play. For the grade four students that didn’t play hockey their teacher Bill Sutherland set up teams of skipping. Kids jumped to the beat as Sgt. Laurie Jalbert turned rope.

“This was a very successful event which not only promoted physical fitness, but built lasting relationships between the police and students”, says Cpl Chris Newel.

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