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  Carrying the Torch Once Again

Jun 15, 2009 15:23 ET

The North Durham Torch Run took place on June 15, with dozens of civilian and sworn members of DRPS carrying the “Flame of Hope” through our communities in support of the Special Olympics. This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the annual Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Members of Durham Regional Police, as well as the OPP and RCMP, participate in the event as it makes its way across the province.

The Durham Torch Run, which starts from both Pickering and Newcastle and ends at old 18 Division at 650 Rossland Road East in Whitby, will take place on June 17 starting at 9 a.m.

The route is set as follows, with brief ceremonies along the way:

East End
9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Newcastle to Whitby

West End
9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Pickering to Whitby

Boston Pizza, who has been a large supporter of the Torch Run, will provide food for the athletes at the finish line.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics raises in excess of $1,000,000 each year. All funds raised through Torch Run events are used towards community programs, athlete training and numerous expenses associated with holding the Special Olympics.

To find out more about this event, please contact Staff Sergeant Karen Moloney at (905) 261-4000 or Staff Sergeant Dean Bertrim at (905) 261-4109 or visit the Law Enforcement Torch Run website .

Below are attached files.
ND torch run thumb (JPG file, 36.2K bytes)