We’ve been focusing a lot on the good that the PWC community can do – particularly in light of all of the bad press and anti-PWC legislation that’s been passed recently. One of the best annual events to ever rise out of this industry is the TELUS Ride For Dad event which raises funds to save men’s lives by supporting prostate cancer research and raising public awareness of the disease.
According to TELUS, “Our goal is for men to continue to be there for their families and friends for years to come. The parade of vehicles grabs the attention of the masses and the media on ride day, the research helps find hope for the future and the awareness has the potential of saving men’s lives today.
“We raise funds through large scale one-day motorcycle, snowmobile, watercraft and ATV ride events and through ongoing public fundraising throughout the year. TELUS Ride For Dad events take place in multiple cities across Canada, representing every Canadian province.”
Since its launch in 2000, the TELUS Ride For Dad has donated more than 13 million dollars to the Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation. This concerted effort to support prostate cancer research and awareness is tremendous, and is done through organized rides each and every year. Most notably is the “Ride for Dad Big Rideau” ride, leaving from and around Rideau Ferry Harbour (110 Coutts Bay Road, Rideau Ferry, Ontario, Canada).
This fun-filled day of riding includes a lunch, poker run, prizes and much more “all while helping to raise money to fight prostate cancer for our local community!” Scheduled for Saturday, July 16th, 2016, this promises to be another memorable event that all should enjoy. Visit www.ridefordad.ca to register!