Landsdowne Motorcycle Charity Ride
Owner of the Total Hair Care Brantford, Brenda Judge participated in the 12th annual Charity Motorcycle Ride for Lansdowne Children's Centre in Brantford, Ontario.
Brenda Judge of Brantford has a special carrier for her dog Sheddy who rides along on the Kawasaki Falcon motorcycle. They were among more than 200 who braved cold, damp weather to take part in the annual Lansdowne Motorcycle Charity Ride on Saturday May 14, 2016, which benefits the Lansdowne Children's Centre in Brantford, Ontario. Brian Thompson/Brantford Expositor/Postmedia Network
At 11 a.m. sharp, the riders started
their engines while a special police escort with close to 20 officers
from Brantford, Waterloo and Halton regional forces, the OPP and
auxiliary police prepared to take their places at the front of the
column and at strategic locations.
The police contingent was led by Brantford Const. Pat Dietrich, who has
been organizing for three years and has been taking part even longer.
“I'd like to give a special thanks to the Brant and Norfolk OPP,” who
would be in place all along the 75-kilometre route, he said.
And then they were off, riding past a thumping, pulsating flourish by
local rock group The Lucky 7.
By the end of the day, the annual ride had brought the fundraising
total to date to $400,000.
The ride is Lansdowne's signature fundraiser with every dollar going to
help children and youth with special needs gain independence,
confidence and realize their dreams.
Every Kid Counts gives children with special needs the chance to
participate in recreational programs of their choice.
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