Every year the Canada 911 Foundation holds an annual motorcycle ride called Canada’s 911 Ride, to raise funds and awareness for families of fallen emergency service personnel, children who were victims of violent crimes, and The Mikey Network. This year’s events were hugely successful and involved lots of fun, emotional stories, and the thunderous roar of motorcycle engines.
This year’s annual police escorted motorcycle ride took place in both Atlantic Canada and Ontario, to build awareness for their cause as well as assist The Mikey Network in presenting MIKEY’s to families and organizations.
This past weekend was the Ontario ride, which saw The Mikey Network delivering two MIKEY’s during the two-day event. The first day began at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alison, ON, and eventually lead to a stop in Severn ON, to donate a MIKEY in memory of Eric Dowell, the Director of Fire and Emergency Services of Severn. On the second day, the ride drove through Durham region and Claremont, to donate a MIKEY to the wife of Paul O’Brien in memory of the firefighter from Pickering, ON.
Canada’s 911 Ride have been huge supporters of The Mikey Network, with their total donations amounting to $221,000 since 2007, which has enabled us to place 105 MIKEYS to needing families and organizations. This year The Mikey Network was fortunate to receive a donation of $10,000 from Canada’s 911 Ride Foundation to support our initiatives.
If you’re interested in participating in next year’s ride or donating to the cause, check out the Canada 911 Foundation web page.
Here are some pictures from this year’s amazing event. Click on any image to open full-screen gallery.