Veterans Honour Ride Foundation

Veterans Honour Ride Foundation

July 22, 2005 08:30 ET

Veterans Honour Ride Rolls Out Saturday July 23

Co-Chaired by Julian Fantino and His Worship William Bell Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - July 22, 2005) - They sacrificed their youth, sometimes their very lives for our freedom and on Saturday, July 23rd, starting at 12:00 noon, Canadian War Veterans will be remembered and celebrated at the 2005 Veterans Honour Ride, the third annual event of its kind. Co-chaired by Julian Fantino, Ontario's Commissioner of Emergency Management, and William Bell, the Mayor of Richmond Hill, and led by members of the Toronto, OPP & York Regional Police Forces, approximately 300 motorcyclists will take part in the Ride, culminating in the presentation of donations to both Sunnybrook & Women's Hospital Veterans "K-Wing" and The Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care. Participants will also use the opportunity to personally thank Canada's Veterans for their service to our country.

Additional dignitaries on the ride will include Major General (Ret'd) Lewis McKenzie, York Regional Police Chief Armand La Barge, Acting Chief of Toronto Police Gary Grant, Ontario MPP Dan McTeague, and WWII Veterans.

The Veterans Honour Ride will leave Harley Davidson Toronto on Front St. at 12:30pm and will travel up the DVP, across Eglinton Ave and north on Bayview Ave to Sunnybrook Hospital, Veterans "K-Wing." From there, the procession will head north on Bayview Ave and across the 401 to The Tony Stacey Center For Veterans Care in Scarborough.

The Veterans Honour Ride Foundation is a registered Canadian charity. All officers, directors, committee members and volunteers donate their time and efforts out of gratitude towards and respect for Canada's war veterans; there is no payroll. The event has attracted record pledges from individuals and corporations from across the country, already surpassing last year's pledged donations. Organizers continue to welcome additional sponsors with all funds raised going to benefit the Tony Stacey Centre, Sunnybrook & Women's Hospital Veterans "K-Wing" and the veterans who call each facility home. For more information, please contact Maralyn Randall at 416-399-8619, email or visit

Canada has proclaimed 2005 the "Year of the Veteran."

Lest We Forget…

/For further information: Maralyn Randall, VHRF

Susan McLennan, Babble On Communications
(416) 699-1846

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