When Surrey RCMP Constable Adrian Oliver died in a traffic crash seven years ago, a place known as Honour House opened its doors to members of his grieving family, who had travelled here from across Canada to be with family and friends.
It was November of 2012 when Oliver’s patrol car collided with a semi-trailer truck at the intersection of 64th Avenue and 148th Street in Surrey. He was 28.
Honour House provides a temporary home and place of recovery for military personnel and first responders while they receive medical care or cope with a sudden tragedy, and the facility annually benefits from a charity run organized to remember Oliver.
Amazing day yesterday at the 2019 #AdrianOliverRun! Record-breaking attendance on a beautiful day in @CityofBurnaby. A huge thank you to the Oliver family & the run committee members who worked so hard to make it all happen. More great photos and updates on the way so stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/5Fl2elQzPJ
— Honour House (@honourhouse) October 28, 2019
This year’s Adrian Oliver Memorial Run (adrianoliverrun.com) was held on Sunday (Oct. 27) at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby, with “record-breaking attendance.”
All event proceeds are donated to Honour House Society, a non-profit charitable organization located in New Westminster.
In 2015, Honour House unveiled The Oliver Family Lounge, a sunroom dedicated to Constable Oliver made possible through contributions from the memorial run.
To date, the run has raised more than $215,000 for Honour House, including $35,000 this year alone during the seventh-annual event.
This week's #ThankyouTuesday goes out to everyone who supported the 7th annual Cst. @adrianoliverrun . Over $35,000 raised for @HonourHouse a temporary home & place of recovery. Adrian's legacy of helping others continues. Check out our photo album here: https://t.co/r6R1ndXyy6 pic.twitter.com/t5PT61ywyQ
— D/Commr. Strachan (@RCMP_GRC_EDIVCO) October 29, 2019
“Participating in this event is truly rewarding for my family,” Assistant Commissioner Joe Oliver, Adrian’s father, said in a B.C. RCMP news release.
“Our lives will never be the same but this allows for my son’s legacy to live on and there is nothing more I want than to give back to the charity that was there for my family in such a time of need.”