A group of Winnipeg Police officers are pedalling almost 3000 kilometres to help grant wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Family, friends and colleagues gathered at the Winnipeg Police Service Headquarters on Tuesday, September 12, 2023,  to kick off the journey and cheer on the 20 Winnipeg Police Service members as they cycle to Montreal.

Before the event, each team member collected funds through personal donations, corporate sponsorships and social fundraising events.

Since its inception, the Cops for Kids Team has been on 12 rides that have raised over $500,000 for Make-A-Wish Canada, making more than 50 wishes come true. 

“These children face daily or extensive treatments throughout their childhood. Community support will fulfill a child's cherished dream and provide them with the hope and joy they need,” said Detective Sergeant Lindsey Stevens, tour coordinator.

This year's group hopes to raise $20,000

All funds collected will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.