Not all heroes wear capes, but they do take extra time out of their day to put a smile on a child’s face.

With children having to self-isolate among the rest of us, celebrating a child’s birthday milestones can be a stressful experience.

So Inuvik’s local crimefighting squad is offering to give children between ages four and ten a special birthday message by offering “drive-by-birthdays.”

Inuvik RCMP  announced in a May 25 press release that anyone with a child fitting that criteria is welcome to phone them at 777-1111 within five days of their child’s birthday or email Cst. Amber Gambling at to arrange a visit. RCMP and Emergency services vehicles will stop by your house and flash their lights to say hi.

Of course, serving and protecting still is the main job and the press release notes this service cannot be guaranteed. It notes that if a scheduled drive-by-birthday doesn’t happen, it’s likely because RCMP are fielding a call or dealing with an emergency.

Eric Bowling

Breaking News Reporter and Digital Editor for NNSL, Eric operates out of Inuvik in the Beaufort Delta. He's four years into his Northern adventure and is eager to learn more about life in the Arctic Circle....

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  1. I dont see why theres age limits. If they say they want to put a smile on the Childrens faces they should do for 12 & under. What about the other children that wants something special like this? How do you think they feel?