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Established in 2009, the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride For Dad has raised over $4 Million for the fight against prostate cancer. Proceeds stay in Manitoba and are invested in ground-breaking prostate cancer research and life-saving public awareness campaigns of the disease and the importance of early detection.

 

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news release
May 25, 2024

16TH ANNUAL MANITOBA MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR DAD ROARS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST PROSTATE CANCER

WINNIPEG, MB:  On Saturday, May 25, 2024, the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad (MRFD) celebrated its 16TH Ride and attracted close to 1,000 registered riders who braved the rain, wind, and cold. The final fundraising total was just shy of $500,000 bringing the 16-year fundraising total to nearly $5 million dollars. Proceeds stay in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education.

 

“Each year, the support from Manitobans is incredible,” said MRFD co-chair and founding member, Kirk Van Alstyne. “Thank you to all registered riders, pledge donors, sponsors, media partners and volunteers. Special thanks to our new Regional Presenting Sponsor, the Winnipeg Police Credit Union.”

 

Starting from Earls Polo Park, riders headed west in a police escorted parade down Portage Avenue to Assiniboia Downs, then north to Selkirk, Gimli and back. The day-long event culminates with a wind-up celebration at Cowboys, Canad Inns Windsor Park.

Guest speakers for the official start were Manitoba Premier, Wab Kinew; Markus Chambers, Deputy Mayor; Scott Halley, Deputy Chief, Winnipeg Police Service; Jarrod Hall, Inspector, RCMP; Cal Berzuk, CEO, Winnipeg Police Credit Union; Cory Wiles, President, Winnipeg Police Association; Tom Bilous, President, United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg; Scott Wilkinson, Deputy Chief, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service; Moe Sabourin and Kirk Van Alstyne, MRFD co-Chairs; and Ed Johner, MRFD spokesperson. The event Emcee was long-time Winnipeg media personality, Jim Ingebrigtsen.

Top fundraisers were: Kurt Shmon ($27,845); Bill Brokke ($13,846); Hank Hildebrand ($13,776); Gerald Bouchard ($13,264); Laurie Etkin ($8,262); and Johnson Biaji ($7,200).

A motorcycle raffle contributed to the final fundraising total and the lucky winner was Henning Sainog.  The winner of the 50/50 was Stella Isaac ($2,000) and the Poker Hand winners were James Ward ($300); Pat Brokke ($200); and Ken Goddard ($100).

Contacts:

  • Ed Johner, Spokesperson, MRFD:    (204) 794-5602                 edjohner@icloud.com
  • Moe Sabourin, Co-Chair, MRFD:       (204) 228-4301                wpa1701@gmail.com
  • Kirk Van Alstyne, Co-Chair, MRFD: (204) 470-9913                  kIrkvana1525@gmail.com

Manitoba Ride for Dad Group Ride

Motorcycle
May
25
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Pre-registration
May 23 & 24, 4–8 p.m., Earls Polo Park

Registration: 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Kick Off: 10 a.m. Sharp
Starting location: Earls Kitchen & Bar 1455 Portage Avenue, Polo Park
$40 before Ride Day, $50 on Ride Day or FREE with $100.00 collected in pledges.

Pre-Registration

PRE-REGISTRATION: THURSDAY MAY 23 & FRIDAY MAY 24 FROM 4PM TO 8PM – EARLS POLO PARK

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Sponsors

Regional Presenting Sponsor

Media Sponsors

Bounce Radio 99.9Virgin Radio 103.1ShawChrisD.caNow Country 104.7Golden WestEnergy 106NCI Spirit of ManitobaPower 97CBC Listen93.7 CJNUWinnipegSun.comManitoba Community Newspapers AssociationCityKiss 102.392.1 CITIGlobal WinnipegCTV680 CJOBQX 104

Volunteer Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

Winnipeg Police Association

Gold Sponsors

Winnipeg Police ServiceUnited Fire Fighters of Winnipeg Local 867Lakeview Gimli ResortWindsor PlywoodHeadingley Sport ShopTrans Canada Brewing

Silver Sponsors

Canada InnsMcPhillips ToyotaDanny's Barbeque & Smokehouse

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