Local police, church support motorcycle ride

May 26, 2016   ·   0 Comments

The Orangeville Police have thanked the Broadway Pentecostal Church for its assistance in the 2015 “Law Enforcement Torch Ride for Special Olympics”.

The Law Enforcement Torch Ride for Special Olympics is a planned, organized motorcycle ride that raises awareness and funds for the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. In 2009, the Law Enforcement Torch Ride aligned with the existing Law Enforcement Torch Run program, to stage a safe and fun motorcycle ride to raise funds for Special Olympics.

The ride is a one-day event held in numerous communities across Ontario. Motorcycle enthusiasts meet at a staging location and are escorted or stagger ride to a pre-determined destination where they are welcomed by the Special Olympics community. Participants include Special Olympic athletes, families, friends, colleagues, law enforcement officers and various organizations, companies and agencies that make up the motorcycle industry.

Last year was the first year in which the ride was hosted by local police agencies including the Orangeville Police Service, Shelburne Police Service and Peel Regional Police. There were 485 participants throughout the province raising a total of $110,000 for Special Olympics.

Orangeville Police Chief Wayne Kalinski and event co-organizer Detective Constable Brian Parkes presented Broadway Pentecostal Church Pastor Paul Carroll with a plaque recognizing his assistance in this worthwhile cause.

The 2016 “Dufferin/Peel” motorcycle ride will again commence at the church at approximately 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2016. For more information about the 2016 event visit:

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