Once again the community has shown its heart.
The Police Fair, Auction and Community Appreciation Day held Sunday, June 1 at the Shaw Centre was a success, both in terms of showcasing police operations as well as raising funds for four-year-old Megan Leverrier and her family.
Getting to see policing from the inside out included the presence of the drug section, the underwater recovery team, crime scene and traffic collision investigators, police dog services, the police tactical team and the emergency response team. There were visits from the police helicopter as well as a police officer on horseback.
Megan is the daughter of Salmon Arm RCMP Cpl. Jaimie Leverrier. In March of this year, Megan was diagnosed with a large tumour on her liver. She is now in Toronto’s Sick Children’s Hospital awaiting a liver transplant.
A news release from the RCMP states: “Salmon Arm detachment would like to express deep gratitude to the volunteers, and the community for their attendance and support, not only for this event, but throughout the past several months in which Megan has been in hospital. Community support resulted in over $13,000 being raised to assist Megan and the Leverrier family during this time of need.”
Tracey Nicholson, Megan’s aunt has spearheaded the sale of Miracle for Megan bracelets, which have been well-supported by the community. Salmon Arm locations where they are available include: Gr-Attitude Hot Yoga, the Candy Vault, the Salmon Arm Observer, Shuswap Orthodontics, the Lakeshore News, Shuswap Pie Company and the Salmon Arm Recreation Centre.
If you wish to donate, a trust fund for the family has been set up at the TD Bank; donate to the Leverrier Family Trust – Transit: 9151 Account: 6387650. There is also an account at the Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union named the “Jamie Leverrier Fund.” The account number is 1587948.