Police Officers Begin Diabetes Awareness Bike Trek

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 14:41



A cycling team comprised mainly of police officers is making its way across the province in a bid to raise awareness about diabetes.


The two-week cycling tour kicked off this morning in Saskatoon.


This is the third year that Peacekeepers Pedaling for Aboriginal People with Diabetes has been held.


The group of six riders will be making its way to Thunder Bay, Ontario, raising as much awareness as possible along the way.


One of the riders, Saskatoon Police Service Constable Keith Salzl, says he’s doing it as a tribute to the First Nations elders who have supported him in Saskatoon.


The riders’ first stop is Colonsay. After that, they will slowly make their way towards the Manitoba border.