8th Annual Richmond RCMP Toy Drive Saturday November 19th; Come out and support families in need in Richmond


2022-11-18 14:39 PST

Richmond RCMP are pleased to be hosting the 8th annual Richmond RCMP Toy Drive tomorrow in support of the Richmond Christmas Fund, another program of Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives. Richmond RCMP Community Engagement Team (CET) spearheads the Toy drive.

This year will once again feature a dunk tank where Richmond RCMP Officer-in-Charge, Chief Superintendent (C/Supt) Dave Chauhan, will take the plunge, along with other community members. All who have done so to raise significant funds in support of the Richmond Christmas Fund. The dunk tank will take place between 10:00 and 10:30 am.

Being plunged into cold water on an equally cold day in November is not something everyone would be willing to do, says Inspector Michael Cohee, Officer-in-charge of Operations Support, This demonstrates how committed Dave is to the community of Richmond and the depth of his support for the Toy Drive.

Our officers from the Community Engagement Unit have dedicated countless hours to this event over the past 8 years. The driving force of their dedication is the children and families in need in our community but the spirit that keeps them going is the generous support of the community, says C/Supt. Chauhan, This is all about community and in Richmond we are privileged to have great community support. Regardless of the size of the donation, we want to thank everyone from our community who continue to make the Toy Drive such a success.

Thanks to the community’s generosity, last year’s Richmond RCMP Toy Drive raised $ 22,400.00 in cash and 1.5 tons of toys. That was a significant increase from the community and Richmond RCMP are striving to exceed that this year but cannot do it without your support.

The Richmond RCMP Toy Drive will take place November 19, 2022 in the parking lot of Lansdowne Centre located at 5300 No 3 Rd between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm. Find us in the parking lot next to the Canada Line.

Those wishing to make donations can also do so until November 30th by visiting any of these toy drop locations:

Please come out and help us stuff the police car with a new, unwrapped toy or make a minimum $ 10.00 donation and receive a bag of mini-donuts or personal cartoon drawing in return. There will also be coffee from McDonald’s and gummy-filled gift bags courtesy of Herbaland.



Time denoted 00:00:0000 = hr:min:sec
DV: = Described Video
A: = sounds and music on video
V: = Voice speaking on video
T: = text on video


00:00:00 to 00:00:03
DV: Santa appears sitting in red sleigh doing loops amongst white clouds in a blue sky without reindeer.
A: Light piano music in background
T: Santa’s Test Run

00:00:04 to 00:00:14
DV: camera zooms in on cell phone attached to the dash of the sleigh in front of Santa and an elf in multi-coloured clothing is seen waving. Camera views exchange between Santa and Elf.
A: Music fades
V: Santa says Hello Elf. I got you on hands-free speaker phone.
V: Elf says How's the run without the reindeer going Santa?
V: Elf says This early test run before Christmas is going well so far.
T: Video call appears on dashboard cell phone

00:00:15 to 00:00:18
DV: Suddenly the elf disappears from dash phone screen and an alert appears.
A: Alert sound
V: Elf says Oh, oh!
T: Alert then Low Power appears on dash phone screen

00:00:19 to 00:00:20
DV: Santa throws his arms up in the air then he and the sleigh fall from view, leaving clouds and blue sky in view.
V: Santa shouts Oh, oh!

00:00:21 to 00:00:25
DV: Camera view shows two large apartment buildings, a cement parkade and snow in a parking lot
Suddenly Santa and his sleigh fall from the sky into a pile of snow. An RCMP police vehicle appears from the right.
A: Brief sound of police siren

00:00:26 to 00:00:45
DV: Two police officers in uniform exit the police vehicle and discussion between them and Santa occurs.
V: Officer 1 says Santa?
Santa says That’s right.
Officer 2 says What happened? Where are your reindeer?
Santa says My sleigh's not powered by reindeer! It's powered by the spirit of giving. I did my test flight too early, people are not quite in the spirit of giving yet. There's just not enough spirit to power my sleigh!

00:00:46 to 00:00:53
DV: Santa holds up his cell phone, which shows a dial meter.
T: Giving Spirit Meter appears on cell phone
V: Santa says The spirit of giving is the biggest part of Christmas. If I can't get my sleigh back to the north pole, I won't be able to deliver gifts to children.

00:00:54 to 00:00:57
DV: Both officers shake their heads in disapproval. Then camera focuses on Officer 2 who speaks then raises a radio to his mouth.
V: Officer 2 says I might have an idea. Come in Air One

00:00:58 to 00:01:09
DV: Camera view moves to large aircraft hangar doors being opened to reveal two more police officers in uniform who put on their dark sunglasses and walk out of the hangar
A: Sound of warning alarm horn with music and control tower weather forecast in the background.
V: control tower voice in background saying Air 1, Vancouver Tower. Visibility is 1 mile and light snow. Winds are 1-8-0 at 5 knots, altimeter 2-9-9-2. Lift off at your discretion.

00:01:10 to 00:01:21
DV: A helicopter is seen on a launch pad with close up of elements of the helicopter. Both police officers approach, one officer swipes his right hand on the helicopter, we see their boots step on the skids of the helicopter as they open the doors get in, and get ready for take off.
A: Background music fades
V: Officer 3 says Ready?
Officer 4 says Let’s go help Santa

00:01:22 to 00:01:26
DV: Helicopter lights turn on and rotors slowly begins to spin as the helicopter lifts from launch pad.
A: Background music grows louder along with helicopter noise

00:01:27 to 00:01:31
DV: Helicopter appears hovering over Santa and the first two officers at the crash scene. Officer 4 opens her door and throws out a rope.
V: Officer 4 says Catch!

00:01:33 to 00:01:39
DV: Officers 1 and 2 catch the rope and tie it to Santa’s sleigh and give the ‘thumbs up’.
V: Officer 1 Lift ‘er up

00:01:39 to 00:01:41
DV: Officers 3 looks out the helicopter’s right side window.
V: Officer 3 (in helicopter) says Alright Santa hop in, we'll give you a boost!

00:01:41 to 00:01:51
DV: Santa nods then touches his nose and disappears. Santa re-appears in the back seat of the helicopter. He shows his cell phone’s Giving Spirit Meter that’s growing to the pilots.
T: Giving Spirit Meter appears on cell phone
V: Santa says Just because you’re giving me a hand, the spirit of giving is growing. Look!

00:01:54 to 00:02:02
DV: The helicopter lifts Santa’s sleigh back up into the air. The officers smile. Santa touches his nose again and disappears, before reappearing in his sleigh which suddenly disconnects and drops from view.
V: Santa says See you around. Back to the North Pole
Officer 4 says: I guess our job here is done.

00:02:03 to 00:02:05
DV: Officers look up from the parking lot at the helicopter as it flies away.
V: Officer 2 says: Good luck Santa!

00:02:06 to 00:02:07
DV: Santa’s sleigh does a loop-de-loop in the sky
V: Santa says: Ho, Ho, Ho!

00:02:08 to 00:02:24
DV: Camera returns to officers 1 and 2 who are on the ground at the crash scene.
V: Officer 1 speaks That boost is not going to last long. We need your help to keep the spirit of giving alive. Please join us Saturday, November 19th for the Richmond RCMP Toy Drive at Lansdowne Centre parking lot. Come by from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and donate a gift to a child in need.

00:02:25 to 00:02:27
DV: Black screen with text and RCMP crest.
T: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Gendarmerie royale du Canada, Copyright His Majesty the King in Right of Canada, as represented by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 2022.

00:02:28 to 00:02:29
DV: Government of Canada logo appears then fades to black
T: Canada
A: music fades out

00:02:30 END.


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Cpl. Adriana O'Malley

Media Relations Officer
Richmond RCMP
11411 No 5 Road, Richmond, BC, V7A 4E8
Office: 604-207-5189
Fax: 604-207-4716

Email: richmond_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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