Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tandem Seats / Sore Cheeks

On Thursday September 24, 2009 the "Ride to Remember" will commence at the Toronto Police Association building.

The Ride to Remember coincides with the National Police Memorial taking place in Ottawa on Sunday, September 27. This event honours the fallen police officers and their families from across Canada. The Ride to Remember is in support of the families of our fallen officers.

This year several Toronto Police Service members will be taking part in the three day, 400+ km trip. They have raised money through generous donations and fund raising just to take part in the ride.

Traffic Services has two very special people involved in this year's ride.

Joey Cabral is blind. Joey heard about the ride and decided he was going to take part. The obvious problem is because he is blind he needed someone to be his guide. Joey let it be known what he wanted to do and Police Constable Courtney Yourkin, a member of our Reconstruction Unit immediately volunteered to be his eyes for the trip.

Joey and Courtney will be riding a tandem bike for the journey and they have been training for this weeks adventure for several months. "The Tandem Seats & Sore Cheeks Team", as they have become known around the station will be at 180 Yorkland Blvd tomorrow at 6am.

Dignitaries that will be at the event will be, Chief William Blair, Board member Hamlin Grange and various Toronto Police Association members.

Schedule for the RIDE TO REMEMBER - Canadian National Peace Officers Memorial
Thursday 24th Sept. 2009
TPS Association Building
180 Yorkland Blvd
Invited guests to speak
-Chief Blair
-Board member Hamlin Grange
-Toronto Police Association Members
-Grange may ride with us out for a distance – Get Vest for him
Singing of Oh Canada by Sandra Cohen
Ride off, Escorted

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