Kamloops sergeant to plunge into the Thompson this weekend

Kamloops City

2021-03-05 11:25 PST

A Kamloops RCMP sergeant is getting ready for a chilly dip on Sunday, thanks to community support for the Special Olympics.

In February, Kamloops RCMP Sergeant Brandon Buliziuk pledged to jump into the Thompson River if the community raised $2,000 for the BC Branch of the Special Olympics. With more than $2,600 raised at last check, he will be delivering on that promise this Sunday March 7.

Support will be present to ensure his safety. The public is not encouraged to enter the river at this time of year.

Kamloops RCMP Sergeant Brandon Buliziuk

Who: Kamloops RCMP Sergeant Brandon Buliziuk
What: Plunging into the icy cold Thompson River
When: Sunday March 7, 2 p.m.
Where: Pioneer Park, meeting at the west end of the parking lot near the trail to Riverside Park
Why: As part of the virtual Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics BC

How to donate: Visit the Special Olympics website and hit donate, then type in Brandon Buliziuk. Tax receipts will be provided. https://www.specialolympics.ca/british-columbia/news/brave-plungers-set-make-big-splash-special-olympics-bc

Sgt. Buliziuk and the RCMP send a special thank you to the Westmount Elementary School Grade 6 class for fundraising $260 toward the pledge to plunge.

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Cst. Crystal Evelyn
Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3000
Fax: 250-828-3034
Email: Crystal.Evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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