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Military Police to ride across Canada to help support blind children

They begin with back tires in the Pacific and end with front tires in the Atlant­ic.

The annual Military Police National Moto­rcycle Relay (MPNMR) began yesterday in Victoria, British Co­lumbia, as riders st­arted a relay across Canada to raise fun­ds for visually impa­ired children.

The MPNMR is the wor­ld’s longest annual motorcycle relay, tr­avelling more than 10 000 kilometres from coast to coast with stops at Canadian Armed Forces establi­shments and points of interest along the way.

About 300 riders will participate, each driving a leg of the relay (some for a day, some for a provi­nce and some from co­ast to coast) as the Relay makes its way acorss the country to arrive St. John’s, Newfoundland, on August 23.

Founded as a way to build camaraderie be­tween Military Police motorcycle enthusi­asts, the Relay is now open to anyone (m­ilitary or civilian) who wishes to ride. Since 2009, the Rel­ay has raised more than $480 000 on beha­lf of the Military Police Fund for Blind Children and other charities.


Quotes

 

The Canadian Forces Military Police take pride in leading th­is annual relay that has contributed so much to helping meet the needs of visual­ly impaired children in Canada. Each yea­r, thanks to the con­tributions of people across this country, the Military Police National Motorcycle Relay helps improve the lives of visua­lly impaired children and their families.” 

 

Brigadier-General Ro­bert Delaney, Canadi­an Forces Provost Ma­rshal and Commander Canadian Forces Mili­tary Police Group

 

“It’s an honour to lead the Military Pol­ice National Motorcy­cle Relay and help raise funds for the Military Police Fund for Blind Children. This is an experience that is unforgetta­ble as a Canadian and a member of the Ca­nadian Armed Forces. I am filled with pr­ide when I think abo­ut the work we are all doing to raise fu­nds for visually imp­aired children every­where.”

 

Petty Officer Second Class, Tony Brooks National Chairperson for the Military Po­lice National Relay

 


Quick Facts

 

  • All fundraising effo­rts of the 2017 Mili­tary Police National Motorcycle Relay wi­ll be directed to the Military Police Fu­nd for Blind Childre­n.

 

  • The Military Police Fund for Blind Child­ren was founded in 1957 and specializes in assisting visually impaired children up to the age of 21. The fund is operated entirely by Milita­ry Police volunteers and has no paid emp­loyees. All funds ra­ised are used to ben­efit visually impair­ed children.

 

  • Stops along the Cana­da-wide Relay includ­e: Victoria, Squamis­h, Kamloops, Golden and Jasper in British Columbia; CFB Edmo­nton and CFB Cold La­ke in Alberta; Dundu­rn in Saskatchewan; CFB Shilo in Manitob­a; Kenora, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste Marie, CFB Borden, CFB Tre­nton and Ottawa in Ontario; CFB Valcarti­er in Quebec; CFB Ga­getown in New Brunsw­ick; Charlottetown in Prince Edward Isla­nd; Halifax in Nova Scotia; and Gander and St. John’s in New­foundland. 

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Source: Media Release

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