More than 150 people came out to a charity fundraiser hockey game at the PCU Centre last night, in support of the family affected by a fatal fire at Delta beach in November 2016.
Over $2,000 was raised for the Moore/Cyr family, who lost their four-year-old son Landon in the tragic fire. The RCMP took on the Portage Collegiate Institute Trojans in the game, organized by Const. Brett Montour.
"To me giving back whatever we can, at whatever capacity, to try and help restructure what they have to rebuild... you can never bring back their child, I get that," Montour says. "But let's give back, and try to support them and be there for them as strong as we possibly can."
The Portage Regional Recreation Authority (PRRA) donated the ice time to stage the event, Montour says, and many other members of the community contributed. Even the winner of the 50/50 draw donated $100 back to the cause.
"It just goes to show how people in our community, even businesses and different organizations, step up to do their part," Montour adds.
And for those keeping score in the game itself: The cops had their way with Trojans, easily coasting to an 11-3 win.