Kelowna RCMP Christmas Cheer Crew visits seniors

RCMP spread holiday cheer

The Kelowna RCMP Christmas Cheer Crew have started touring retirement homes and medical care facilities across the city, to spread holiday joy.

The group has stopped by the David Lloyd Jones Home and Glenmore Lodge and they're scheduled to visit more seniors homes through the next couple of days.

The group, consisting of active and retired officers, is joined by carolling members from the RCMP Auxiliary, civilian employees, and family members.

A drummer, pianist, horn player and guitarists all join in to spread festive cheer.

"It’s not about performing for our seniors, it’s about personally connecting and sharing a special moment with those residents in our community during the Christmas season," said Const. Steve Holmes.

"We absolutely love seeing the seniors light up with infectious smiles in each of the homes we visit, and in most cases, see them reminisce about their childhood holiday memories while joining our group in song."

More performances are scheduled at Cottonwoods Care Centre, Chartwell Chatsworth Retirement Resort, Three Links Manor, Northwood Retirement Resort, the Dorchester, and Lakeshore Place on Dec. 5, 10 and 12.

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