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RCMP volunteer recognized for years of service in Peachland

A Community Policing Volunteer in Peachland is being recognized for her years of service to the community.

Representatives of the West Kelowna RCMP, the District of Peachland and the Regional District of Central Okanagan gathered to recognize and celebrate an ‘E’ Division RCMP Community Policing Volunteer for her amazing dedication to the Community of Peachland, of which she has now served since the early 90s.

Yvonne Blackburn has been a volunteer within the District of Peachland with the ‘E’ Division RCMP Community Policing Volunteer Program for 25 years now.

Earlier this week, RCMP Sgt Mona Kauffeld and Mayor Cindy Fortin met with Yvonne inside the Community Policing Office in Peachland to thank her personally for her service and present her with a wooden mantle clock bearing the RCMP crest and a personalized engraving.

<Who>Photo Credit: Kelowna RCMP</who> (Left to Right) Acting Detachment Commander of the West Kelowna RCMP Detachment Sergeant Mona Kauffeld, Crime Prevention Coordinator for the Regional District of Central Okanagan Roy Morgan, E Division RCMP Volunteer in Peachland BC Yvonne Blackburn & Mayor of the District of Peachland BC Cindy Fortin.

“RCMP Volunteers like Yvonne are especially important in small communities like the District of Peachland,” states RCMP Sgt. Mona Kauffeld, interim Detachment Commander of the West Kelowna RCMP. “Focused on delivering a high standard of service to their community, volunteers like Yvonne often work hands on with our local police officers, staff members and of course our community clients.”

“We could not do what we do everyday, without the many devoted volunteers we have throughout the Central Okanagan. Thank you all and congratulations Yvonne,” adds Sgt. Kauffeld.



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