Go to jail for a good cause

The Downtown Penticton Association is holding the first annual Jail n' Bail fundraising event June 17.

  • Jun. 11, 2015 1:00 p.m.
Cpl. Jas Johal of the Penticton RCMP handcuffs sponsor Doug Guerard behind his store.

Cpl. Jas Johal of the Penticton RCMP handcuffs sponsor Doug Guerard behind his store.

Cpl. Jas Johal of the Penticton RCMP handcuffs sponsor Doug Guerard behind his store in preparation for the first annual Penticton Jail n’ Bail fundraising event Wednesday, June 17 organized by the Downtown Business Association. Members of the public can submit the name of a person of interest to be arrested by police with as much or as little fanfare as wanted. The person will then be taken to a makeshift jail on Backstreet Boulevard where bail and payment will be arranged. Funds raised will be split between the Canadian Cancer Society and the cause for Myla Ganzeveld, the six-year-old girl battling a rare form of cancer. For more information and to find the form to fill out for the arrest go to www.downtownpenticton.org.