Motorcyclists wanted for charity ride

Motorcycle riders are wanted to join local members of the Military Police unit for a Vancouver Island charity ride to raise funds for the Military Police Fund for Blind Children and the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.

Motorcycle riders are wanted to join local members of the Military Police unit for a Vancouver Island charity ride to raise funds for the Military Police Fund for Blind Children and the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.

Beginning in Victoria on the morning of Aug. 27, the Military Police Motorcycle Ride will travel up the Island, stopping for lunch in Parksville and finishing in Comox for the official closing ceremony and barbecue.

To help meet the $10,000 fundraising goal for the province, riders can pay a $25 registration fee or raise $150 or more in donations and ride for free.

Those unable to participate directly can support a rider or make a donation at any one of the stops.

Pre-registration for the Military Police Motorcycle Ride will be held Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. at CFB Esquimalt, along with a meet and greet barbecue and a silent auction preview.

On the day of the ride on Aug. 27, registration, a meet and greet breakfast and silent auction will take place from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at NOTC Venture Work Point at CFB Esquimalt.

The ride will depart Esquimalt for Parksville at 10 a.m., accompanied by a Victoria Police escort.

There will be a lunch fundraiser at Thrifty Foods in Parksville at noon, and a fundraiser will be held at Spunky’s Motorcycle in Parksville from 1 to 1:30 p.m.

The riders will arrive at 19 Wing Comox, via Highway 19, at 2:30 p.m., and there will be a final barbecue, a silent auction and a closing ceremony at 3 p.m.

Interested British Columbia riders are asked to contact Sergeant (retired) Lamont French, national co-chair and B.C. chair of the ride, either by e-mail at  lamontfrench@shaw.ca or by phone at

250-880-0909.

For more information about this ride or either of the charities, visit the Military Police Motorcycle Ride at www.mpnmrr.ca, the Military Police Fund for Blind Children at www.mpfbc.com and the Children’s Wish Foundation at www.childrenswish.ca.

— Military Police Motorcycle Ride

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