Military Police Motorcycle Relay rides across country to raise fund for blind children
To raise funds for the Military Police Fund for Blind Children, Military Police have embarked on a 19-overnight stop, coast to coast motorcycle relay.
The 2019 Military Police National Motorcycle Relay (MPNMR) began their ride in Victoria, BC on July 25 and will take the national riders through the Canadian Rockies, Prairies, Central and Eastern provinces and Atlantic Canada. Covering more than 10,000 km, the MPNMR is considered to be the world’s longest annual motorcycle relay.
On their journey, riders will stop at Canadian Armed Forces Establishments and points of interest.
The ride will end on Aug. 22 in St. John’s, NL.
“Thanks to the dedication and will of our amazing Military Police community, we continue to make a difference in the lives of visually impaired children. 2019 marks the 11th Annual Military Police National Motorcycle Relay which has become a significant national event and major contributor to the Military Police Fund for Blind Children – I applaud the many volunteers and thank you all for your support which directly translates into the provision of equipment, services and life-enhancing experiences for visually impaired young Canadians,” said BGen. Simon Trudeau, Canadian Forces Provost Marshal.
There are approximately 300 members, veterans, and civilian riders that will take part in one or more legs of the journey.
An annual motorcycle ride since 2009, the MPNMR has raised more than $600,000 for the Military Police Fund for Blind Children.
“It takes a lot of preparation by our devoted volunteers who have again this year done a great job. I’m proud to be involved with the MPNMR for a fifth year and honoured to have taken on the role of chair. The riders crossing our magnificent country know this is a worthy journey because, as a team they are committed to helping visually challenged children receive services and support as a result of fundraising,” said Maj. Troia, National Chairperson for the Military Police National Motorcycle Relay.
Follow the MPNMR on Facebook and consult the relay schedule to see when the riders will be in your area.