Two local Mounties earn World Police and Fire Games medals

Fort St John

2023-09-05 12:14 PDT

File # PSA - 2023 Police Fire Games

Two Fort St John Mounties had the pleasure of participating in 2023 World Police and Fire Games held from July 28 to August 6, 2023, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Retired Corporal Steven Francoeur, now reserve constable, competed in the Men’s 40+ Singles Pickleball and won a bronze medal on August 3, 2023.

Reserve Constable Francoeur standing on podium with two other pickleball medalists

View larger photo – Francoeur wins bronze

Francoeur also completed in Mixed 40+ Doubles Pickleball, teaming up with a retired LAPD police officer, and won a silver medal on August 5.

Reserve Constable Francoeur and doubles partner standing on podium with two other pickleball team winners

View larger photo – Francoeur wins Silver

Francoeur is a member of the Peace Country Pickleball club here in the Fort St John area and is looking forward to going to the 2025 games in Birmingham, Alabama.

Constable Aidan Finlay also had the pleasure of competing on a combined rugby team of RCMP and Firefighters called team 1697, winning a Bronze in Men's 7’s. Finlay thoroughly enjoyed the games and short time spent together with his teammates.

Constable Finlay with the combined Police Fire 7’s Rugby team

View larger photo – Finlay wins Bronze

There were approximately 8500 athletes competing from over 70 countries in close to 60 different sports. The RCMP had the 4th highest agency medal count at the games at a total for retired and active duty members of 107. Canada lead the country medal total count at 656 with the United States close behind at 651 medals. Canada received 262 – Gold, 227 – Silver, and 167 – Bronze.

Congratulations medalists!

Released by:

Cst. Chad Neustaeter
Media Relations Officer
Fort St John RCMP
10648 100th St, Fort St John, BC, V1J 3Z6
Office: 250-787-8100
Fax: 250-787-8133

Email: chad.neustaeter@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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