RIDE DAY – SATURDAY MAY 27, 2023
PRE-REGISTRATION: THURSDAY MAY 25 & FRIDAY MAY 26 – 4PM TO 8PM – EARLS POLO PARK
WINNIPEG, MB: The Winnipeg Police Association (WPA) is proud to announce the 15 th annual Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad (MRFD) happens Saturday, May 27, 2023. The six-week prostate cancer awareness and education campaign begins April 17 – presenting sponsor, PlayNow.com
Over the past 14 years the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad has raised over $3.2 million in the fight against prostate cancer,” said Moe Sabourin, past President, Winnipeg Police Association and Co-Chair of the Ride for Dad. “Every year, beginning in April, we work 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.”
In 2022, the MRFD raised over $350,000 with proceeds staying in Manitoba and donated to organizations such as the Genomic Centre for Prostate Cancer Research and the Manitoba Prostate Cancer Support Group.
The 2023 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.
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). “Thank you to all pledge donors, registered Riders, volunteers and sponsors led by presenting sponsor, PlayNow.com.” 2023 Celebrity Ride Captains are Adam Bighill, Winnipeg Blue Bombers; Bob Dyce, assistant coach, Ottawa Redblacks; and Gord Leclerc, former news anchor.
Register for the 2023 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: