Ready to Care for you
The downtown Customer Care and Patrol Team (formally known as Central Ambassador Patrol or CAP) has new members ready to bring the program into its ninth summer.
A press conference was held on Wednesday, May 23, to introduce this year’s group.
The four new and five returning members will take to the streets, helping downtown businesses, assisting tourists and locals and acting as an extra set of eyes and ears for police and bylaw officers.
There will be five tourist ambassadors and four Safety Patrollers this year.
Returning veterans are Kristina Moller, James Semaschuk, Kelly Trainor, Moe Serown and David Ancheta.
Newcomers are Jessie Renaud, Kevin Lapratte, Coleson Lecompte and Mairi Dagleish.
Lapratte is a tourism student at Thompson Rivers University who is curious to see what Kamloops’ downtown has to offer.
“I think it’s a great program,” he said. “I’m brand new to it but, so far, my first month, I’m really enjoying it and I think we do a great thing here downtown. Everyone really loves it.”
Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association Gay Pooler said she is always excited to have a mix of new and old members on the team.
Alleys will again be a focus this summer.
“We’re trying to reduce the number of dumpsters in the back alleys by getting businesses to share, so that’s something the safety patrol is working on,” Pooler said, noting they are also looking at adding more lighting in alleys.
Moller said the team wants to improve interaction with outlying downtown businesses.
The CAP team kiosk, which will be in service as of May 31, will be located in the 300-block of Victoria Street.
Its office is at 340 Victoria St., an address it shares with the ASK Wellness Centre.