MP Unit makes splash with annual Block Party

MP Unit makes splash with annual Block Party

Will Chaster, Base PA Office ~

Base Commander Captain (Navy) Jason Boyd made a splash at the annual Military Police Block Party.

An attendee with good aim soaked the naval officer in the dunk tank. 

The annual community party, held Friday Aug. 25 in Belmont Park, was a fundraiser for the MP Unit’s charity of choice, the Military Police Fund for Blind Children.

The charity was founded in 1957 and specializes in assisting visually impaired children up to the age of 21. The fund is operated entirely by Military Police volunteers and has no paid employees.

Activities at the block party brought fun for both children and adults. A barbecue satisfied hunger pangs, and a fire truck from CFB Esquimalt Fire and Rescue Services, a face painter, and inflatables grabbed, and kept, the children’s attention.

“The whole idea of the Block Party is to bring people together and celebrate living in the same area, while supporting a great cause,” said Leading Seaman Andrée Noye, an MP member and Block Party organizer.

This year’s party raised about $2,000 for the charity.

“I’m really happy that everybody enjoyed it and I already have some ideas for how to make it even better next year,” said LS Noye.

For details on the Military Police Fund for Blind Children and information on how to donate, visit www.mpfbc.com.

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