Friday, May 24, 2019

Jail or Bail ... only you can decide! CIBC hosts Relay for Life Fundraiser

To the cells they go ... Prince Rupert has seen a parade of people heading
to incarceration today at the CIBC part of the annual Jail and Bail
fundraiser hosted by the Prince Rupert branch

Pedestrians passing by the CIBC branch at the corner of Fulton and Third Avenue West today had some hard thinking to do, passing by a temporary cell that included some of the city's once famous faces, now incarcerated in infamy ... all of it for a good cause.

The CIBC is hosting their Annual Jail and Bail fund raiser for the Relay for Life and all morning and into the afternoon the CIBC's temporary (they hope) guests were doing the perp walk to cells, guilty of any number of crimes, real or imagined.

Their only chance for freedom a cell phone that gave them hope that friends, family and maybe even some strangers might help them make bail.

Among some of those to show up in custody were MLA Jennifer Rice who was facing charges Because Terrace is getting a new Hospital and Prince Rupert is not

(Photo from Ms Rice's twitter feed)

(City of Prince Rupert Facebook photo)

Also sharing jail time with the MLA was the City of Prince Rupert's Communications Manager Veronika Stewart. as well as Gitmaxmak'ay Nisga'a Society CEO and City Councillor Blair Mirau, the latter incarcerated for "too much boyish charm".

There's still time for you to have someone arrested, call the Jail and Bail hotline at 250-615-8565

You can stop by the CIBC this afternoon to check out the latest Rogues Gallery of the incarcerated and offer up some assistance towards the Relay for Life.

This years event takes place tomorrow starting at 10AM at the Prince Rupert Middle School Field, so far participants are half the way towards their goal of 60,000 dollars.

Find out more about the Relay for Life from the Relay website or Facebook page 

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