RCMP officers across Manitoba will soon be delivering toys to children in need in remote communities.

Toys for the North

More than 1,800 kilograms of toys were delivered to Winnipeg from Toronto. They are now waiting to be delivered to children in Manitoba. (RCMP)

Officers have received a massive shipment of more than 1,800 kilograms of donated toys from Toronto for distribution in northern communities.

The project, dubbed Toys for the North, is a partnership between the Canadian Toy Association, the RCMP and the Toronto Zoo. It also seems necessities like diapers and winter wear donated from businesses.

The toys were shipped to Winnipeg in with a little help from the Canadian air force; a CC-130 Hercules flew the shipment into the city.

Now, officers will distribute toys to Manitoba RCMP detachments.