DUNKERQUE, France, June 11, 2016 /CNW/ - 150 Canadians crossed the English Channel into Calais, France this afternoon, concluding Day 1 of the 2017 Wounded Warriors Canada Battlefield Bike Ride at the historic port town of Dunkerque. They now begin a 600km journey through the battlefields and cemeteries of World War I, which will culminate on Friday at Vimy Ridge.
"Together we will explore lands soaked in the blood, sweat, tears and sacrifice of the Canadians and men of the Dominion of Newfoundland who served during the First World war." Phil Ralph, Wounded Warriors Canada National Program Director.
The Wounded Warriors Canada Battlefield Bike Ride is comprised of Veterans, Canadian Forces members, First Responders and citizens from across the country. The ride has so far raised nearly $700,000, which will directly fund programs supporting the lives of our ill and injured Veterans, First Responders and their families living with Operational Stress Injuries such as PTSD.
To keep track of the day-by-day progress of the riders, and to see photos and videos of the event, please visit our daily tracker page: bbr17.ca/ride-tracker
FOR MEDIA AND EDITORS:
- Live Audio and Video interviews available (Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, Dunkirk)
- Interviews available over Skype and Facebook Live
- Djeero app live stream (Using your account details)
- Look-lives and pre-tapes (In-house videographer, 4k broadcast quality)
- Up-to-date Broll and photography available upon request
SOURCE Wounded Warriors Canada
For further information: Matthew Wocks, Director of Communications, C: 647-572-4627, Wounded Warriors Canada, [email protected]