Teddy Bears Donated in Memory of Chad Gallant

January 9, 2017
West Prince, Prince Edward Island

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2017-01-09

This is the 10th year that teddy bears have been donated to police, fire fighters, and paramedics in memory of Chad Gallant. Chad was the victim of a drunk driver and tragically killed 11 years ago in a car accident. His parents, Bruce and Edna Gallant, collect donated teddy bears in West Prince each year in his memory. The teddy bears are provided to children in traumatic situations, like car accidents, to help provide them with some comfort. Each teddy bear has been tagged to say 'In loving memory of Chad Gallant', which also helps spread the message that drinking and driving kills lives.

This year a total of 204 teddy bears have been donated and in the 10 years, they collected a total of 2809 teddy bears.

In the photo from the left Cst. Pierre-Luc Deschambault, parents: Bruce and Edna Gallant, and in front, Chad Gallant's step daughter, Jasmine Coughlin.

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Contact information

Cpl. Lisa Jones
P.E.I. West Prince RCMP
902-853-9300

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