On July 24th, the 2016 Can-Am Police-Fire Games wrapped up after 7 days of intense competition. 571 competitors and their families traveled to Thunder Bay from 18 U.S. states, 7 Canadian provinces, Australia, England and Ukraine to participate in the Games. With several competitors registering for more than one event, the total number of event entries reached 1,880.
Not only are the Games an opportunity for law-enforcement, fire, emergency, and protective services officers to compete in competition and promote physical fitness; but the Games also serve as a non-for-profit event that supports the Boys & Girls Club of Thunder Bay, as well as the Thunder Bay Special Olympics. Within the following weeks, an announcement will be made in regards to the total funds raised for these charities.
Lethbridge is proud to have had several officers from the Lethbridge
Regional Police Depart competing in the Games. Constable Don Realini won
gold in the “Police Action Pistol” competition, and silver in the
“Police Pistol Combat (PPC) Duty Pistol” match. Constable Tim Kreft won
gold in the “Toughest Competitor Alive” competition in the over 200lbs.
under age 30 category. Constable Jonathan Brunning also won gold in the
“Toughest Competitor Alive” competition in the under 200 lbs. age 30-34
Congratulation to all of the competitors who competed in the Games, particularly the excellent representatives from Lethbridge!