Motorcycle Ride for Cancer raises close to $6,000

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            BCA Annual Report staff writer

Approximately 45 motorcyclists raised close to $6,000 for the local Canadian Cancer Society chapter at the fifth annual Ride for Cancer on June 9.

Former BCA president Scott Ward of Mor Control initiated the event in 2007.  This year’s ride raised close to $1,000 more than in 2012.

“This year, we had an honorary ride captain – Miss Brenda Devine of Rock 95 – and she led the pack of motorcyclists through a scenic, well-marked route through the Muskokas,” Ward said.  “Staff and BCA board members handed out poker cards at selected stops en route.  These guys take their poker seriously, even opting to buy extra cards at the BBQ at CRS in Bracebridge.”  (John Cuupage of Shouldice Stone helped with route markings, as well.)

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“A special thank you goes to the executive director of the London and District Construction, David Baxter, who single-handedly raised $710 and travelled to Barrie to join the ride.”

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Sponsors included: Calow Benefit Partners Inc., Chalmers Construction Inc., Corix Water Products, CRS-Contractors Rental Supply, Duivenvoorden Haulage Ltd.,; Egress Systems of Canada Ltd., Eisses Brothers Excavating, Gerrits Engineering, Horizon Networks Group, John Eeek and Son Ltd., K.B. Electrical, London and District Construction Association, Midhurst Roofing Limited, Mor Control Inc., Munro Ltd., Nottawasaga Mechanical, Plumbtech Plumbing, Reliance Yanch Heating, RMG Consulting Group Inc., Sarjeant Insurance, Shouldice Designer Stone, Sky High Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc., Spring Tree Farm, The Sarjeant Company, Troy Life and Fire Safety, Vipond Inc. and Wallwin Voice and Data Networks.

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Watch the BCA’s website for next year’s date.