Media Advisory - General Rick Hillier (ret.) celebrates the start of the
Motorcycle Ride For Dad 10th Anniversary Tour

OTTAWA, July 22 /CNW/ - With less than two weeks to go, momentum and excitement are building for the Motorcycle Ride For Dad 10th Anniversary Cross-Canada Tour, powered by TELUS. The biggest charity motorcycle ride of its kind in Canada, is an initiative to raise funds and awareness for two causes that affect each and every Canadian - the Military Families Fund and the fight against prostate cancer. Hundreds of riders will rev their engines for the start of the Tour in St. John's, NL on the morning of Sunday, August 1st, 2010, and continue across Canada until the final stop in Victoria, BC on August 29th, 2010.

General Rick Hillier (ret.), Tour co-chair, and Michael Sangster, vice-president, government relations, TELUS, are available on July 27, 2010 for media interviews and radio call-in shows. They will ask Canadians to support these two causes and donate.

    
    WHAT:  Motorcycle Ride for Dad 10th Anniversary Cross-Canada Tour
           Campaign
    WHO:   General Rick Hillier (ret.), Tour co-chair
           Michael Sangster, vice-president, government relations, TELUS
           Garry Janz, president of the Motorcycle Ride For Dad
           Wayne Rostad, National Ride Marshal
    WHEN:  July 27, 2010
    WHERE: Media interested in interviews must schedule them prior to July
           26, 2010 by contacting Kelly Goulet, 613-447-6412
    

The 10th Anniversary Tour is stopping in the following Canadian cities:

    
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    Location                Date                    Location
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    St. John's, NL          Sunday, Aug 1st         10a.m.-11a.m.
                                                    Opening Ceremonies
                                                    CFB St. John's
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    Dartmouth, NS           Tuesday, Aug 3rd        5p.m.-6p.m.
                                                    CFB Shearwater
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    Charlottetown, PEI      Wednesday, Aug 4th      Mark's Work Wearhouse
                                                    455 University Avenue
                                                    Charlottetown, PE C1A 4N8
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    Gagetown, NB            Thursday, Aug 5th       4p.m.-5p.m.
                                                    CFB Gagetown
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    Hartland, NB            Friday, Aug 6th         11-12p.m.
                                                    Photo opportunity:
                                                    World's Longest Covered
                                                    Bridge
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    Val Cartier, QC         Saturday, Aug 7th       2p.m.-4p.m.
                                                    CFB Val Cartier
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    Montreal, QC            Sunday, Aug 8th         12p.m.-2p.m.
                                                    CFB Long Point
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    Hawkesbury, ON                                  3:30p.m.-4:30p.m.
                                                    Goulet Motorsports
                                                    189 rue John
                                                    Hawkesbury, ON K6A 1Y1
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    Ottawa, ON                                      6p.m-7p.m.
                                                    Canada Aviation and Space
                                                    Museum
                                                    11 Aviation Parkway
                                                    Ottawa, ON K1K 4R3
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    Ottawa, ON              Monday, Aug 9th         5p.m.-9p.m.
                                                    Lone Star Ranch
                                                    670 Cedarview Road
                                                    Ottawa, Ontario K2R 1E5
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    Ottawa, ON              Tuesday, Aug 10th       10a.m.-10:30a.m.
                                                    P1: Scotiabank Place
                                                    1000 Palladium Dr.
                                                    Kanata, ON K2V 1A5
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    Pembroke, ON                                    12:30p.m.-1:30p.m.
                                                    Mark's Work Wearhouse
                                                    (tentative)
                                                    1100 Pembroke Street E
                                                    Pembroke, ON K8A 6Y7
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    Petawawa, ON                                    3p.m.-5p.m.
                                                    CFB Petawawa
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    Perth, ON               Wednesday, Aug 11th     11:30am-1p.m.
                                                    Martin Whyte's Tree Farm
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    Kingston, ON                                    12p.m.-9p.m.
                                                    CFB Kingston
                                                    Rider pre-registration
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    Kingston, ON                                    TELUS reception
                                                    TBD
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    Trenton, ON             Thursday, Aug 12th      10am-11:30am
                                                    CFB Trenton
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    Simcoe County, ON
    (CFB Borden)                                    7:30p.m.-9:30p.m.
                                                    CFB Borden

                                                    Glass Tiger Performing:
                                                    8p.m.
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    North Bay, ON           Friday, Aug 13th        2p.m. -3p.m.
                                                    Mark's Work Wearhouse
                                                    955 McKeown Avenue North
                                                    Bay, ON P1B 9P3
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    Sudbury, ON             Saturday, Aug 14th      11a.m.-12p.m.
                                                    Mark's Work Wearhouse
                                                    1425 Kingsway
                                                    Sudbury, ON P3A 4R7
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    Sudbury, ON                                     12:00p.m.-1:00p.m.
                                                    The Shop Harley Davidson
                                                    2240 Long Lake Road
                                                    Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
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    Marathon, ON            Sunday, Aug 15th        6p.m.-8p.m.
                                                    Royal Canadian Legion
                                                    Branch 183
                                                    Marathon, ON P0T 2E0
                                                    (807) 229-1771
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    Thunder Bay, ON         Monday, Aug 16th        5p.m.-6p.m.
                                                    Mark's Work Wearhouse
                                                    969 Fort William Road
                                                    Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3A6
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    Kenora, ON             Wednesday, Aug 18th      8a.m.-9a.m.
                                                    Breakfast with "Belt
                                                    Drive Betty"
                                                    Location to be determined
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    Winnipeg, MB                                    12p.m.-2p.m.
                                                    CFB Winnipeg
                                                    Lunch
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    Brandon, MB                                     5p.m.-6p.m.
                                                    Mark's Work Wearhouse
                                                    911 18th Street N
                                                    Brandon, MB R7A 7S1
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    Moose Jaw, SK           Thursday, Aug 19th      3:30p.m.-4:30p.m.
                                                    Mark's Work Wearhouse
                                                    473 Thatcher Drive E
                                                    Moose Jaw, SK S6J 1L8
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    Regina, SK                                      5:30p.m.-6:30p.m.
                                                    RCMP presentation
                                                    Location to be determined
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    Rouleau, SK
    (aka Dog River)         Friday, Aug 20th        Photo opportunity: Time
                                                    and place TBD
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    Saskatoon, SK                                   12p.m.-1p.m.
                                                    City Hall
                                                    222 - 3rd Avenue North
                                                    Saskatoon SK S7K 0J5
                                                    Presentation to the Mayor
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    Edmonton, AB            Saturday, Aug 21st      5p.m.-8p.m.
                                                    CFB Edmonton
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    Calgary, AB             Monday, Aug 23rd        Event TBD
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    Kamloops, BC            Friday, Aug 27th        3p.m.-4p.m. (tentative)
                                                    Mark's Work Wearhouse
                                                    1395 Hillside Drive
                                                    Kamloops, BC V2C 1Y3
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    Victoria, BC            Sunday, Aug 29th        4p.m.-5p.m.
                                                    Closing Ceremonies
                                                    CFB Esquimalt
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About the Motorcycle Ride For Dad

The 10th Anniversary Motorcycle Ride for Dad's Celebration Tour powered by TELUS is a once-in-a-lifetime national event that links the Military Families Fund and Motorcycle Ride for Dad, a grass-roots national movement of people with a shared passion for motorcycling and prostate cancer awareness. From its humble beginnings, the Ride For Dad has grown to include 29 cities in every province in the country, and plans are underway for several more. Today, more than 250,000 men, women and children have been involved, raising more than $5 million to fight prostate cancer!

About the Military Families Fund:

The Military Families Fund was created in April 2007 by General Rick Hillier (ret.), the former Chief of Defense Staff to assist military families faced with unforeseen and often immediate needs that have resulted due to conditions of service. The fund continues to grow through the generous contributions of Canadians, corporations and other organizations, adding a new vehicle to support Canadian Forces members and their families.

More information on the 10th Anniversary Tour is available at www.RideForDadCanada.org

SOURCE Motorcycle Ride For Dad

For further information: For further information: Kelly Goulet, Motorcycle Ride For Dad, Tel: 613-722-6131, Cell: 613-447-6412, kellygoulet@bell.net; Megan Fielding, TELUS Media Relations, Tel: 416-883-3461, Cell: 416-894-0817, Megan.fielding@telus.com

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