Date & time
Sunday, August 26th, 2018
We ride rain or shine
190 Kingston Road East, Ajax, ON
190 Kingston Rd East, Ajax, ONClick here for directions
More about the cause
The December 2, 2010 Carmel Forest fire destroyed thousands of acres of natural habitat and severely damaged many residential homes in the area. A bus of prison wardens was en route to Damon Prison to assist in the evacuation of 500 prisoners caught in the path of the fire. The blaze travelled 1500 metres in less than three minutes and engulfed the bus, no one on the bus survived. Thirty-seven prison wardens, the bus driver, 3 police officers, 1 firefighter and a 16-year-old volunteer fire-fighter were tragically claimed by the fire.
Where the funds raised go
We will never be able to ease the pain of the families who lost loved ones, but we hope to ease the financial burden by ensuring that the children of the fallen prison wardens will have no barriers to education. Funds raised from the motorcycle ride will go to an educational scholarship fund for the children of the fallen prison wardens. The scholarship will be awarded to primary and high school students.