“Everyone is so busy now as well, coming out of restrictions and making future plans. A good thing in order to get away for the weekend, so hopefully the weather is nice.”
The tournament run for several years in the city, in support of local non-profits. This year’s event will raise money for Multiworks Vocational Training Corporation, which McMurphy said will ultimately support many people in Meadow Lake.
“They’re all encompassing, helping older folk and young kids with places to live, jobs,” he said. “They help the less privileged, those facing social issues and a lot more.”
The main sponsorships include Meadow Lake Dodge, Eagle Creek GM, PineRidge ford and Meadow Lake Power and Equipment, in addition to numerous other local businesses and groups lending support. McMurphy said it’s huge to have this support during tough economic times.
“That all these local people are reaching out to us is definitely helpful, for sure,” he said.
According to McMurphy, there’s no specific monetary amount they want to raise, rather that that the RCMP are simply focusing on making sure it’s a fun event that will raise money for a good cause. He added that they’re always trying to have some kind of community events for kids and adults.
We’ve done a lot with Lions Park, we’ve had bike rodeos,” he said. it comes to social issues.”
And McMurphy acknowledged the added benefit is that officers continue cultivating relationships with people throughout the area.
“We like to meet community members, talk to everyone and learn about what’s going on,” he said. “Lots of us are here for three to five years, so it’s important to meet people. .”
For registration details, contact the Meadow Lake RCMP detachment.
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