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Established in 2009, the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride For Dad has raised over $4.5 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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15TH ANNUAL MANITOBA MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR DAD SETS  NEW RECORD FOR TOTAL FUNDS RAISED

WINNIPEG, MB:  Today, the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad (MRFD) celebrated its 15TH Ride and attracted over 1,200 registered riders. Funds raised from today’s Ride will total over $500,000 – a new record – bringing the 15-year fundraising total to over $4 million dollars. Proceeds stay in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education.

 

“The outpouring of support from Manitobans this year was incredible,” said MRFD co-chair, Kirk Van Alstyne. “We are so very grateful to our riders, pledge donors, sponsors, media partners and volunteers. Special thanks to our new national partner, BMW Motorrad and regional presenting sponsor, PlayNow.”

 

Starting from Earls Polo Park, motorcycle riders rode 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 Audrey Gordon, Manitoba Minister of Health; Scott Halley, Deputy Chief, Winnipeg Police Service; Jarrod Hall, Inspector, RCMP; Cory Wiles, President, Winnipeg Police Association; Tom Bilous, President, United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg; Christian Schmidt, Chief, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service; Danielle Rice, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries; 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 for the 2023 Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad are:

  1. Brad Van Wyck – $16,572.00
  2. Tony Kusiak – $14,981.00
  3. Bill Brokke – $12,819.80
  4. Hank Hildebrand – $12,208.00

A motorcycle raffle contributed to the final fundraising total, netting over $50,000. The final draw happens today at the MRFD windup event, where the winner will receive their choice of a 2023 Harley-Davidson Pan American Special or a 2023 BMW R1250 GSA – or $25,000 in cash.

Motorcycle Raffle Winning Ticket is #08043

50/50 Winning Ticket for $2,800 is # 0326

The Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad is led by the Winnipeg Police Association with the volunteer organizing committee made up of Winnipeg police officers, firefighters, community and business leaders, and dedicated citizens.

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

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Manitoba Ride for Dad Group Ride

Motorcycle
May
25
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
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 ManitobaPeggy 99.1Power 97CBC Listen93.7 CJNUWinnipegSun.comOut FrontManitoba Community Newspapers AssociationCityKiss 102.392.1 CITIGlobal WinnipegCTV680 CJOBQX 104

Volunteer Sponsor

Diamond Sponsors

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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