Fun events support Cedar community policing


The RCMP and other emergency services are hosting a day of fun and fundraising Saturday (June 4) to help support the Cedar community policing office.

The day’s events happen 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cedar Community Hall, 2388 Cedar Rd.

Throughout the day, informative speakers, including Regional District of Nanaimo experts and police officers, will speak on a variety of topics such as marijuana grow operations, earthquake and disaster preparedness and survival preparation.

Outside the hall volunteers will be manning a barbecue, dunk tank and cotton candy machine.

The highlight of the day will be a police dog demonstration at 1 p.m. with Cpl. Gregg Calibaba and his drug interdiction police dog Bones. North Cedar Volunteer Fire Department firefighters will also show off some of their life saving skills.

“The Cedar RCMP community policing office is involved in a number of important projects that impact on the residents of Cedar,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. “They include, but are not limited to, working with the youth of Cedar, Lock it or Loose it campaigns, food hampers and Speed Watch. They need your support and have arranged a fun-filled day for the whole family to enjoy.”