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PHOTOS: Prince George faith-based group helps say 'Thank you' to RCMP

"We just want to thank you guys."

A faith-based group has a lot of thanks for local RCMP officers. 

The Prince George Peacekeepers were at the RCMP detachment this morning (Nov. 5), dropping off thank you letters, cards and a poster. 

The group consists of Christian business leaders looking to revision their role in society, but is always aiming to be a positive force with a focus on reinforcing the ideals of Christianity, proper business practices, fair treatment for everyone. 

"There's a lot of turmoil around police in the world recently and we also know that Prince George has profound support for the RCMP and we wanted to give the people of the city to voice their appreciation," the organization said.

"We wanted to take an opportunity for the people to say thank you and also to remind people that we are thankful and that we do have a good police support in this city and people who are serving us and willing to lay their lives down for us."

Anyone in the community that wanted to send thanks to the RCMP was able to drop off a note at Canadian Tire, Primus Electric on Queensway, and Home Hardware in the Hart.

Cedars Christian School helped provide cards and made a large poster for the detachment, the organization said. 

"On behalf of the Prince George City RCMP detachment, I just want to say thank you very much for undertaking this," Supt. Shaun Wright said. 

"In the media sometimes, there's negative stories, that kind of thing and our members can get down so it's expressions like this that go a long way. We just want to thank you guys."

Christopher Wiebe, Prince George Peacemakers Chair, says the group has been 'reimagining itself' over the past few months.

"We've been reimagining ourselves over the last eight months just as everybody has and we just wanted to do something positive for our community and we saw an opportunity to bless the police. 

"We have some of our team, is pretty closely connected with the RCMP and we heard some of their pains and obviously saw with a lot of the events and increased gang activity and what we're seeing and we just wanted to really encourage the RCMP because they do a very tough job.

"It's been great having partnerships with the City of Prince George in a pretty minimal capacity but still support of councillors and Mayor Lyn Hall and other city services as well."