Submitted photo Oceanside RCMP Detachment commander Marc Pelletier (right) and RCMP Auxiliary constable Michael Dally manned the Salvation Army kettle at Quality Foods in Qualicum Beach last Saturday.

Oceanside RCMP give back to the community

The Oceanside RCMP have been busy in recent weeks.

Aside from their policing duties, they have been generously involved with raising funds and conducting food drives for the Salvation Army, and also performing random acts of kindness.

The RCMP, along with Oceanside Community Safety and Save On Foods, held Cram the Cruiser on Nov. 30.

Their efforts generated almost $2,000 in cash and a truckload of groceries.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Marc Pelletier and RCMP Auxiliary Const. Michael Dally said they were amazed with the donations they’ve received.

“The generosity of this community is endless,” said Pelletier. “It just melts the heart.”

The next day, Pelletier and Dally were back in the community again, this time at Quality Foods in Qualicum Beach, manning the Salvation Army kettle for the whole day.

“It was a long, cold, damp day but we had lots of fun meeting some fun people,” said Dally.

On Monday, the RCMP were back at Save On Foods performing random acts of kindness. They were there buying people coffee and breakfast sandwiches. Dally said it was their small way of giving back to the good people of the community who tirelessly support and help the RCMP throughout the year.

“It was awesome and the people just loved it,” said Dally, who described it as a “great feel-good morning.”

— NEWS Staff

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