Grande Prairie, Alberta: Grande Prairie RCMP, Municipal Enforcement and local Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers participated in the Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. The convoy raised $143,000 for the 2015 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games during a record breaking World’s Largest Truck Convoy. Over 300 truckers including fire truckers participated driving everything from semis to tractor trailers. The community lined the streets to show their support and watch the convoy.
The trucks loaded highways around Grande Prairie as they travel an approximately 45 km loop to celebrate their support of the athletes of Special Olympics.
The International fund raising and awareness event, the WLTC, is a unique partnership between law enforcement and truckers to raise funds for Special Olympics so they can continue to train in year-round sports activities. Officers involved in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics have made the WLTC one of their annual signature events.
Special Olympics has a way of bringing everyone together, setting aside differences and building communities of acceptance. The fact that Special Olympics can bring together law enforcement officers and truckers is a testament to how the athletes of Special Olympics are a true inspiration.
The Grande Prairie leg of the WLTC is part of an international event which unites more than 1,000 truckers in 4 Canadian provinces and 15 United States, and collectively raised over $586,000 in 2013 alone. Truckers here in Grande Prairie travel their 45 km to raise money for the Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games. Join them at the Richie Brothers Auction or along the route and be a part of the celebration.