My Montreal: Ladies of Fulford go on a pub crawl
Published Tuesday, November 2, 2010 2:36PM EDT
MONTREAL - Pub crawls are very popular with the college and university crowd, but it's not an exclusive pursuit.
Case in point: The ladies of Fulford residence, who get a police escort when going off to imbibe.
They recently hit the Irish Embassy on Bishop street, pulling up in a paddy wagon and being gently ushered inside by officers Eric Charbonneau and Bruno Delli Colli.
The ladies get together several times a year to get out and enjoy finger food over a drink or two.
Fulford resident Peggy Austen was out for the first time.
"Oh I think this is fun," said Austen. "I've heard about them, but I haven't been lucky enought to have been caught."
The beat cops from Station 20 who escort the ladies are continuing a ten-year-old tradition.
"Officer John Parker started it, with Liliane Fortin another police officer," said Charbonneau.
They do it to get to know their community, and see the public in a friendlier light.
"You know this job has a lot of highs, a lot of lows, and this is definitely a high," said Delli Colli.