Tuesday September 27, 2011

Community Heroes

A Police Force To Reckon With

26-year RCMP veteran Craig, puts on sprinting clinic in NY

Released by Cst. Tracy Wolbeck, RCMP UFVRD/Photo Sgt. Marion Craig


he Police and Fire World Games took place in New York this past August and four members of the Upper Fraser Valley area attended.


The officers competed in hockey, soccer and track and field. Cpl. Tanya Marlyk of the Integrated Forensic Identification Section, Sgt. Nathalie Caron of the Chilliwack detachment, Cst. Catherine Gillis of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team and Sgt. Marion Craig of the Pacific Region Training Center were those who participated from the area.

Sgt. Marion Craig was met with enormous success in her track and field events. Marion, a 26 year veteran of the Force, competed in several track and field events, winning the 800 meter, 1500 meter, 5 kilometer and 10 kilometer races. Marion set age-group records in all four races and will shortly be turning 50 years old.

Since the Games began in 1985 in San Jose, California, attendance has continued to grow, world records have been broken, and lasting friendships forged. The games are held biennially and Vancouver was the host city in 2009. "All of the officers from the Upper Fraser Valley area represented us so well and we are really proud of their accomplishments in New York," said Cst. Tracy Wolbeck. The next games will be held in Belfast, Ireland in 2013.



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