FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2021
PUBLIC NOTICE OF AN ARREST OF A CHEERLEADING COACH
To our Cheerleading Community…Cheer Canada was recently made aware that formal criminal charges have been laid against Christopher McMurren by the Edmonton Police Service for sexual assault and sexual exploitation in relation to his work as a former cheerleading coach. A copy of the Edmonton Police Service release can be seen by clicking the following link: https://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/coachMcMurrenJune4
Cheer Canada is committed to creating a safe environment for all participants and as part of this commitment, we take the responsibility of protecting all our participants very seriously. In July 2020, Cheer Canada received a complaint about Christopher McMurren, notified police and immediately suspended him from all coaching duties and Cheer Canada activities.
We encourage anyone with more information or concerns of other potential misconduct to contact the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone or report online at https://www.edmontonpolice.ca/ContactEPS/SAOnlineCrimeReport . Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.
Cheer Canada is committed to supporting law enforcement in this matter and will continue to do everything we can to support the Edmonton Police Service and/or other victims, while respecting their privacy.
Any questions or concerns should be directed to Tara Savoie, Cheer Canada President at firstname.lastname@example.org