Media Release – 2018 Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Ride to Remember
2018 Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Ride to Remember
The Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Ride to Remember committee is proud to commemorate the 18th Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Ride to Remember by participating in a 700-kilometre bike ride in honour of officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their community.
The ride will start on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. at the Ontario Police College (OPC) in Alymer and will conclude on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 3 p.m. at the Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial in Ottawa.
Members of the Ride to Remember team will also meet up with the National Police and Peace Officers’ Run to Remember at the Ontario Police Memorial, 22 Queens Park in Toronto, on Thursday, September 27 at 8:00 a.m. for a brief ceremony.
Thanks to a generous corporate sponsorship from Canadian Tire (CT), members of the Ride to Remember will be stopping at CT locations along the route including Ancaster and Gananoque. For the third year in a row, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities will donate new bicycles and helmets to 50 Jumpstart kids, who will be participating in a bike rodeo, being led by Hamilton Police Service. The bike rodeo will take place at the Ancaster CT, located at 1060 Wilson St. W, Ancaster, on Wednesday, September 26, at 12:30 p.m.
Also this year, a team from Abbotsford Police Department, led by Chief Mike Serr, join the Ride to Remember contingent to honour the life of APD Constable John Davidson, who was killed in the line of duty on November 6, 2017, when he responded to a report of a stolen vehicle.
The media is invited to join us at the OPC, the Ontario Police Memorial or at any of the CT stops along the route. Riders will be available for interviews.
The purpose of the ride is to raise awareness of the annual Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ National
Memorial Service, where we pay tribute to more than 860 fallen officers. The 41th annual Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Service will take place at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 11 a.m.
For more information, contact the Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Ride to Remember Strategic Communications Specialist Susan Gibbs at 905-717-8352.