Join us on Thursday, January 21 at 7:00pm as we will be hosting the 2021 OLETR Virtual Kickoff & Awards Night!

We will be kicking off 2021 by recapping the last year for the Ontario LETR program, looking at the year ahead, recognizing some very deserving award winners and more!

Get your Celebration Box to enjoy while watching the show! Includes beverages, snacks and OLETR gifts.

To register for the 2021 OLETR Virtual Kickoff & Awards Night and order your Celebration Box, click the button below.
2021 Virtual Polar Plunge

Registration Open - Monday, February 1

Plunge Any Day On Or Before February 28
Join us for the 2021 Virtual Polar Plunge!

Be creative and have fun as you take the Plunge at home! Take a cold shower, fill your tub with ice cubes, plunge in your pool, run through a sprinkler, get sprayed with a hose outside, or let your imagination run wild. Most of all have fun!

Registration will open on February 1st! Stay tuned for more info.
Ontario Shines on the World Stage!
The results are in - did you hear about the success of the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run in 2019? What a year it was!

Ontario had the following achievments in 2019:

Largest Increase - Net Revenue

Largest % Growth - Net Revenue

For the first time ever, Titanium Level (for raising $2.5 Million+)!!

OUTSTANDING! #GuardiansOfTheFlame
LETR Member Profile: Bill Dickson, OPP

Bill Dickson first joined the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in 2001 as an Issues Coordinator/Information Officer at the East Region Headquarters in Smiths Falls. Shortly after, Bill was asked to take on the role of a Route Coordinator for the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) in the Ottawa Valley. To this day, Bill will be the one to tell you that at his first Final Leg in Peterborough, he truly saw what the LETR is all about. From there, Bill’s LETR journey has been full of accomplishments! 

In 2003, Bill took over the duties of Zone Coordinator. Despite the role change, Bill has continued to participate in runs in Ottawa and throughout the Ottawa Valley. Since becoming Zone Coordinator, Bill also established a Torch Run committee in Ottawa within that time – one of his proudest accomplishments! Bill and Torch Run Founder, Lorne White, met with a Chief or Deputy Chief numerous times to push for a committee structure. Because of Bill’s efforts, the Ottawa LETR committee is now comprised of Ottawa police members, the OPP, Probation and Parole, and other several agencies.  

Bill’s accomplishments do not stop there! Since the Ottawa LETR committee started, Bill has coordinated joint-force participation in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Big Ticket games and has been one of the leaders for the LETR’s participation in Cops and Cowboys in Ottawa. Bill has also been a part of the planning committee for the 2012 Kingston Spring Games and a key member of the organizing committee for the Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Floor Hockey Championships in 2015.  

As a member of the Provincial LETR Operations Committee, Bill is currently shaping the future of the program, making decisions on everything from t-shirts to conferences! Most recently, Bill became a member of the organizing committee for the inaugural Guardians of the Flame Half Marathon and 5K – Bill has remained on this committee since then, encouraging growth, increasing participation rates, and boosting revenue.  

Bill’s passion for the Special Olympics community radiates through his work. Throughout his time as Zone Coordinator, Bill has submitted more than $50,000 in funds from personal fundraising activities and the coordination of fundraising in communities within the Ottawa Valley. As we look to the future, Bill is hoping to expand Torch Run activities and membership within senior command and others at the OPP General Headquarters. With Bill’s help, we can ensure the OPP is a strong player in Zone 2, Zone 3, and beyond!  
Feeling Lucky? Catch the Ace is Returning!
Congratulations to Kingston local, Wayne Hicks winning $30,569 through Catch The Ace supporting @SOOntario.

Wayne and his wife are planning renovations, travel when they can and to continue to give back!

Thank you everyone for taking part - More chances to come in 2021!
Vroom Vroom - Save the Date!
Harley Davidson Raffle
The Harley Raffle Is Returning February 1st!

Stay tuned to for details!
Download the Torch Run APP!

We are very excited to announce that the LETR App is available for download!

Get the latest LETR updates with the app. Available for download through Google Play and the App Store by searching "Torch Run." When downloaded, you will need to allow "notifications" in order to receive updates on the newest LETR happenings.
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