24th Annual Heart and Stroke Ride for Heart

     Here’s a post by Mike about what he did on the weekend:

Ride for Heart
Ride for Heart

I was out and about on June 5 on the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner in Toronto and ran into some of our Escarpment-area residents and other notable people.

Sheryl Gill, Survivor
Sheryl Gill, Survivor

 

Hon. Kathleen Wynne rode in the event. She also happens to be the Ontario Minister of Transportation. How appropriate!

 

Hon. Kathleen Wynne
Hon. Kathleen Wynne

 

Erin local resident James Moore pedalled in the event with an electric bike.

James Moore
James Moore

 

The “Rude Riders” were out in force in tribute to Doug who passed away a few weeks ago from a heart problem. I can’t repeat why they are rude!

 

Rude Riders
Rude Riders

 

I found one of our advertisers riding with the Rude Riders, Angelo De Medicis, from Milton Home Hardware Building Centre.

Angelo De Medicis
Angelo De Medicis
Niagara EMS “Pedal Angels
Niagara EMS “Pedal Angels"

 

Finally, the Niagara EMS rode as “Pedal Angels” wearing wings and halos. They collected $23,500 for defibrillators.

 

According to CTV morning news today (Monday), 13,000 cyclists took part and a record-breaking $3.9 million was raised.

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