CFN – Be a fan campaign is a national awareness and fundraising initiative in support of Special Olympics. The main focus is to raise awareness and support for this great cause by spreading the word and having participants wear red laces. The Special Olympics’ movement transforms communities by inspiring people to open their minds to accept and include people with intellectual disabilities and to celebrate differences among all people while recognizing and respecting the similarities we all share.
This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Run program in Canada. The men and women in Law Enforcement are Special Olympics’ biggest FANS! The Cornwall Community Police Service and Agencies across the country will celebrate Be a Fan Day on Thursday, October 25th, which includes wearing distinctive Special Olympics red laces in their boots. Donations of a minimum $5 or more will receive a pair of red laces.
There will be many events and activities taking place leading up to October 25th. To find out more on this exciting campaign and see how you can get involved, or to find out how you can receive red laces to help promote and spread awareness of the Special Olympics movement, visit us at www.beafancanada.com.
The laces are available locally at the following locations:
Cornwall Community Police Service East End Station 330 Montreal Road
Restaurant Au Vieux Duluth Cornwall 1140 Brookdale Avenue
Olympia Bowl 71 Ninth Street West
Front row Brigitte Gagné Special Olympics Athlete.
Back row from left to right,
Cst. Kevin Wells, Christina Collard Special Olympics Volunteer and Chief of Police Daniel Parkinson.