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News Release – June 6, 2018  (Click Here Press Release)

 TELUS Grand River Motorcycle Ride for Dad

543 Registered Riders Roared to Success in the 15th Annual Grand River Ride for Dad


Waterloo Region & Surrounding Area On Saturday, June 2 2018, 543 Registered & 50 VIP Motorcycle Enthusiasts joined the fight against prostate cancer raising an incredible $95,000 in pledges. Revenue from registrations from the event will push the total number over $109,000 for this campaign and donations will continue to be accepted.


Overcast skies and cool temperatures did not dampen spirits as Chief Bryan Larkin, of the Waterloo Regional Police Service, led the parade that stretched from the east end of Kitchener to the west end of Waterloo. The Chief was joined by local celebrities Jen Campbell from Country 106.7 and Lyndsay Morrison from CTV News.


2018 marks the 15th Annual Grand River Ride for Dad Campaign as we continue the fight against prostate cancer.  It was a fun-filled, family oriented day, sponsored by the Waterloo Regional Police Association and the Grand River Hospital Foundation.  Motorcycle enthusiasts took part in this one-day pledge ride as police escorts guided them on a parade through Kitchener and Waterloo. Participants then embarked on a 130 km tour with stops in Waterloo, Guelph, Wilmot Township and Cambridge on some of the area’s most scenic roads.


Since 2004, the Grand River (Kitchener) Ride for Dad has now raised over 1.6 Million Dollars for prostate cancer research and awareness in our community.  “Prostate cancer is 90 percent curable if caught early,” said Dave Mathes, Co-Chair of the Grand River Motorcycle Ride for Dad chapter. “The more the community is aware and educated about prostate cancer, the less chance there is to lose the men in our lives to this terrible disease. The Motorcycle Ride for Dad not only raises funds to fight this disease, but it also gives men and their families a reason to talk about it”.


The local organizing committee would like to thank the community and participants for their dedicated support. Also thank you to the many volunteers and sponsors who make this event happen.  Donations will continue to be accepted for the 2018 campaign until August. Please visit our website at for complete details. Join us Saturday, June 1, 2019 for the next Grand River Motorcycle Ride for Dad.


Contact -Dave Mathes – Co-Chair – 226-988-1032

Contact- Mike Sullivan – Co-Chair 519-496-9496  



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