Burnaby’s mayor was “jailed” for stealing a police bike, and the city’s top cop was “arrested” for stealing puppies, but the owner of the Metrotown McDonalds drew the most donations at a jail-and-bail fundraiser for cancer research last week.
Folks forked over $5,500 to bail Andy Bates, owner of 12 Lower Mainland McDonalds, out of a makeshift jail set up at the mall by Burnaby Mounties raising money for the Cops for Cancer Tour De Coast fundraiser in September.
Other notable public figures thrown in the slammer during the event were Mayor Mike Hurley, Burnaby RCMP Chief Superintendent Deanne Burleigh, Byrne Creek Community School vice principal Liliane de Oliveira, Coast Capital Savings Metrotown manager Nino Djak, community leader Heymann Yip and Burnaby NOW editor Chris Campbell.
Altogether the event raised $14,000.
The Tour De Coast is an 800 kilometre fundraising ride undertaken by police officers to raise money for cancer research and support programs like Camp Goodtimes.
This year’s Burnaby RCMP riders are constables Steve Roney, Robyn Kaplan, Jeffrey Kitchen and Jonathan Miville.
To donate to their ride, visit tinyurl.com/BurnabyCops4Cancer.
Burnaby RCMP will be posting social media updates on the riders’ training in the month leading up to the tour.