Media Release – 2020 Ride to Remember
2020 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 Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Ride to Remember so we can continue to honour our officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their community, amid COVID-19 restrictions.
More than 20 police services will conduct their own team rides to ensure adherence to social distancing guidelines.
Updates will be provided through our social media channels –
Instagram – @canadianr2r
Twitter – @CanadianR2R
Facebook – @CanadianPoliceMemorialRidetoRemember
Members of the Ride to Remember team will attend the Ontario Police Memorial, 22 Queens Park in Toronto, on Saturday, September 26 at 9:30 a.m. for a brief ceremony and cheque presentation.
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 virtual Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Service will take place at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 11 a.m.
The CPPOM will be acknowledging the sacrifice of RCMP Constable Allan Poapst and Constable Heidi Stevenson at this year’s service, but they will be honoured again in 2021 when the memorial will, hopefully, be taking place in the normal manner.
While some rides have already taken place, if any media outlets are interested in connecting with their local service, please email RidetoRemember@yrp.ca so we can connect you to the service’s organizer. Riders can be made available for interviews.
For any additional information, contact the Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Ride to Remember Strategic Communications Specialist Susan Gibbs at 905-717-8352 or via email at RidetoRemember@yrp.ca.