Constable Jennifer LeBlanc is a school resource officer for Bishop McNally High School in Calgary and was part of 40 teams riding stationary bikes for 12 hours to raise money for the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre.
Cst. LeBlanc helps lead change in her community and in the schools she works with by participating in positive events such as this. By participating in school events, Cst. LeBlanc integrates herself into the school community and shows students that she is always available to help them.
Cst. LeBlanc and other participants raised around $6,800 for the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre. Along with the fundraiser, organizers of the event showed a presentation on mental health education and ways to promote a healthy lifestyle. Calgary Police Services’ Crime Prevention Team was also in attendance and put on a presentation about cyber crime. Students and staff stated how they had a great time speaking with officers in a positive social setting.
This is the 12-hour Bike-A-Thon’s third year at Bishop McNally High School and all proceeds go towards the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre.