By Sarah Klein
Manitoba’s RCMP “D” Division has launched their annual Toys for the North campaign, rounding up and delivering nearly 1,000 toys to children throughout the province.
The effort is a chance for children living in many rural and remote communities to have the luxury of opening up a gift on Christmas morning.
“Being involved in Toys for the North is something I look forward to every year,” said Chief Superintendent Scott Kolody. “To know that we are able to provide a child with a toy, with some holiday cheer, is a great feeling. So often we, as the police, are dealing with moments of crisis, so it is truly rewarding to be able to help put a smile on the face of a child.”
Toys were shipped from Toronto to Winnipeg in partnership with the Canadian Toy Association, the Canadian Forces, Thomson Terminals, and Gardewine Transport. RCMP detachments in Manitoba will distribute the toys before Christmas with help from MKO and Perimeter Air in the north.