Motorcycle engines were roaring loudly on June 6-7 in Moncton, New-Brunswick as Police, Paramedics and Fire Departments from across the Maritimes were reunited to take part in the first Atlantic edition of Canada's 911 Ride.
Motorcycle engines were roaring loudly on June 6-7 in Moncton, New-Brunswick as Police, Paramedics and Fire Departments from across the Maritimes were reunited to take part in the first Atlantic edition of Canada's 911 Ride. GardaWorld chose to support the cause not only through financial donations, but also by donating the time of Darrell Coffin, Cash Services Regional Operations Manager in the Maritimes. GardaWorld’s team in the Moncton, NB branch were actively involved in organizing this year’s ride, which was held in memory of the three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers who lost their lives during the 2014 Moncton manhunt.
For two days, participants traveled through different villages around Moncton to raise funds for different local charities related to emergency services. The motorcycle trip was escorted by 19 different police forces in the province. Several vice presidents from GardaWorld were also present to take part in the event, including Charles Roberge, Senior Vice President Operations, Cash Services North America.
Darrell Coffin, this year’s president of the event, emphasized that, "This ride shows our appreciation to our living heroes, who continue to serve us every day. Our men and women in policing, paramedics and fire services place their lives in danger every time they respond to a call."
We would like to thank the GardaWorld employees who contributed to making the event a great success, alongside Darrell. He is enthusiastic with the results: "We have been flooded with emails and texts on how great a weekend it was from our riders and members of the public! We already have many riders that signed up for next year."
The date has already been set: the 2nd edition of Canada's 911 Ride in the Atlantic will be held June 11-12, 2016.