Photo: Kelowna RCMP
Wednesday is RCMP appreciation day in BC.
The day recognizes all the officers within the province, serving their communities.
At the Kelowna Regional Detachment there are currently 296 officers and civilian members from across Canada with more to come this year.
The regional detachment includes the Kelowna, West Kelowna, Peachland and Lake Country detachments.
Feb. 1 has been specifically selected to recognize the RCMP as it was on this date in 1920 when the Government of Canada officially created the Royal Canadian Mounted Police by merging the Dominion Police and the Royal North-West Mounted Police.
This year’s RCMP Appreciation Day marks the 150th anniversary of service in Canada.