RIDE DAY – SATURDAY MAY 28, 2022
PRE-REGISTRATION: THURSDAY MAY 26 & FRIDAY MAY 27 – 4PM TO 8PM – EARLS POLO PARK
WINNIPEG, MB: The Winnipeg Police Association (WPA) is proud to announce the 14th annual Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad (MRFD) is returning to a single Ride Day format – Saturday, May 28, 2022. The six-week prostate cancer awareness and education campaign begins April 14 – presenting sponsor, PlayNow.com
“We are officially launching the 14th Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad campaign fighting prostate cancer,” said Moe Sabourin, President, Winnipeg Police Association and Co-Chair of the Ride for Dad. “Over the next six weeks, leading up to Ride Day, our organizing committee and media partners will be working hard to inform Manitobans of the importance of early detection of prostate cancer. We invite all motorcycle enthusiasts to join the fight by registering for the Ride online and collecting pledge donations – visit, ridefordad.ca/manitoba.”
The campaign kick-off event scheduled for tomorrow at Trans Canada Brewing Co. has been cancelled due to weather conditions.
A cheque for $160,000 – proceeds from the 2021 MRFD – will be presented to the Genomic Centre for Prostate Cancer Research and Manitoba Prostate Cancer Support Group representing Manitoba prostate cancer researchers. Over the past thirteen years, the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad has raised over $2.8M in the fight against prostate cancer. Proceeds stay in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education.
The 2022 Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad starts at Earls Polo Park and continues with a police escorted parade west on Portage Avenue to Assiniboia Downs, then on to Selkirk, Gimli and back for the wind-up event at Cowboys, Canad Inns Windsor Park. The goal of the 2022 MRFD is to surpass the record for number of registered riders (1,547) and pledge donations (over $360,000) set in 2019.
More than 1.2 million men in Canada have prostate cancer and 80 per cent of them don’t know it. Ed Johner, prostate cancer survivor and Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad spokesperson, says a simple three-minute test can save your life. “I wouldn’t be here today if I had avoided being tested,” said Johner. “That’s our message to men and their families – the best way to fight prostate cancer is with early diagnosis.”
The Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad organizing committee is led by Kirk Van Alstyne and Moe Sabourin of the Winnipeg Police Association (WPA). “We’re very excited about a return to the single Ride Day format,” said Van Alstyne. “We anticipate a record number of registered Riders this year and everyone is looking forward to a great Ride Day. Thank you to all pledge donors, registered Riders, volunteers and sponsors led by presenting sponsor, PlayNow.com.”
2022 Celebrity Ride Captains are Adam Bighill, Winnipeg Blue Bombers; Ami Houde, women’s motocross champion; Charlie Huddy, assistant coach, Winnipeg Jets; Bob Dyce, assistant coach, Ottawa Redblacks; and Gord Leclerc, former news anchor.
Register for the 2022 Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad or make a pledge donation online by visiting www.ridefordad.ca/manitoba
Ed Johner, Spokesperson, MRFD:
Moe Sabourin, Co-Chair, MRFD:
Kirk Van Alstyne, Co-Chair, MRFD: