(ESSEX, ON) – The OPP in Essex County was recognized as the top fundraiser at this past weekend’s annual Workshop and Awards Ceremony for Special Olympics, held in Mississauga. This is the 30th year for the Torch Run in Canada and the first time that Essex County OPP has won this prestigious honour, under the leadership of Constable Jim Chauvin, the co-coordinator of the Law Enforcement Torch Run.
A well-known local OPP member, Constable Silvano Bertoni, of the Kingsville detachment, along with Kellie Walker, of the Ministry of Correctional Services, were co-winners of the Rising Flame Award for their significant support to the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
The personal commitment undertaken by all members of Essex County OPP is a tribute in support of 130 athletes who participate in different levels of the games. Funds raised assist the athletes in attending and competing in the annual event.