Saturday, July 15th, was a day to remember for young cancer warriors.
The Edmonton Police Foundation (EPF), in partnership with the Edmonton Police Service (EPS), was a Top Speed Sponsor of Horsepower for Hope (HP4H). This is a close-knit, enthusiastic group of individuals who share a passion for automotive culture. Every year they collaborate to provide car-related activities for the entire family to raise funds and awareness for the Kids with Cancer Society.
This year, the event kicked off with an Edmonton Police Service VIP Experience for two kids from the Kids with Cancer Society. The service’s Materials Management Section in partnership with Derks Uniforms made sure 11-year-old Everett and 9-year-old Ezreck were all suited up for the first day as new recruits. They created an authentic EPS uniform for the kids to wear on their special day.
Everett and Ezreck learned the basics of being a crime scene investigator so they could solve a diabolical crime. Given the A+ training they received from the Forensics team, they solved the crime in no time. After that, they got to hang out with Tactical and the Bomb Unit!
Then it was time to head back to Horsepower for Hope.
Every year, EPS Training Section creates a special autocross track for the Horsepower for Hope registrants to drive through. It is always a highlight of the event for the drivers. The members entertained the cancer warriors for hours giving them rides through the track, including demonstrating amazing backward-driving skills.
EPS Canine Unit was also on hand, with Police Service Dogs showing off their prowess.
Thank you to all the volunteers and registrants who made this day such a success for the Kids with Cancer Society. We’ll see you next year.
If you would like to learn more about Horsepower for Hope, go to www.horsepowerforhope.ca. You can also learn more about the Edmonton Police Foundation at www.edmontonpolicefoundation.com.