Special Olympics Torch Run Brings Emergency Services Together for a Good Cause

In Community, Editor Choice, Local, News, Police Blotter

The Special Olympics Torch Run took place on Friday, June 3, 2022.

Cobourg Police Constable Josalyn Hilts and Port Hope Police Constable Tammie Staples organized this years run.

Joining Port Hope and Cobourg Police Services were members of the Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services along with Cobourg Fire Department.

It was Hilts first time taking part in the annual Torch Run.

“We’re raising money to send the Olympians and to support them on their journey.

The runners ran five kilometres in both Cobourg and Port Hope including running through the downtown core accepting donations along the way.

Near the end of the run, members of Community Living & Respite Northumberland came out to join in with the emergency services in the final leg on Cottesmore Avenue.

“It was very heartfelt to see them come out and support us.  It means a lot to me,” said Hilts.

Staples echoed the comments by saying, “every year it gets better and better.  To see the smiles on the faces is  truly amazing.”

Staples said that 26,000 Special Olympians will benefit in some way from the funds raised through the Law Enforcement Torch Run.




Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

Has been a photojournalist for over 30-years and have been honoured to win numerous awards for photography and writing over the years. Best selling author for the book Highway of Heroes - True Patriot Love

Join Our Newsletter!

Want to keep up to date on news and events in Northumberland? Subscribe to newsletter!

You may also read!

Northumberland Hills Hospital Takes Pride in CIS Milestone

By Cecilia Nasmith/Today's Northumberland A second year of COVID challenges did not stop Northumberland Hills Hospital from a crowning achievement


Make Lemonade in Support of Northumberland Hills Hospital

By Cecilia Nasmith/Today's Northumberland Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation is asking you to take the lemons life has handed us in


SIU Investigating After Police Officer Discharges ARWEN in Omemee

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after an Ontario Provincial Police officer discharged an Anti-Riot Weapon Enfield (ARWEN)


Mobile Sliding Menu

Terms | Privacy |