Each year, the Canada 911 Foundation holds an annual motorcycle ride, Canada’s 911 Ride. This was the 7th year for this amazing two-day event, which took place August 17 and 18, travelling through South Western Ontario.
This year the Canada 911 Foundation raised $20,000 for the Mikey Network as their charity of choice. Since 2006, the Canada’s 911 Foundation has raised $200,000 for The Mikey Network! We can’t thank them enough for their generosity and support.
Along the route, we were pleased to be able to present some MIKEYs
Through the Canada 911 foundation, we presented Bruce Farr, Acting VP Paramedic Operations at Ornge, with 4 MIKEYs in memory of four Ornge employees fallen in the line of duty. We asked the families to choose a public area in which to place the defibrillators, in memory of their family member.
Next, the ride stopped in Stratford, Ontario. Morty Henkle, Director of The Mikey Network, and Dan Lawrence, Founder of Canada’s 911 Ride, presented a MIKEY to the City of Stratford. Councillor Karen Smythe accepted on behalf of the city.
From there, the ride went to Guelph. Thanks to a donation from Nestle Waters, we were able to present two MIKEYs. One went to the Puslinch Police department. Fire Chief Robert Gordon of Puslinch Ontario, TPS Staff Inspector Dave Marks and John Challinor II, Director of Corporate Affairs Nestle Waters, accepted on their behalf. Next, the ride went to went to the Guelph Police Station where the second MIKEY was presented to the Guelph Police Chief Bryan Larkin.
Gloria Kovach., mother of Jennifer Kovich, accepted a MIKEY in memory of her daughter Jennifer, a fallen officer.
G4force Security Company has placed three MIKEYs in memory of three fellow security guards fallen in the line of duty. Rob Murray, Jay Bowser, Matthew Schuman of G4orce Security accepted in their honour.
You can see more pictures on the Canada’s 911 Facebook page.
CTV News in Kitchener ran some nice coverage of the event too. Watch that here.