Military Police National Motorcycle Relay is crossing Canada

News release

July 25, 2019 – Ottawa – National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces

The 2019 Military Police National Motorcycle Relay (MPNMR) riders embark on a coast-to-coast ride which will include 19 overnight stops and many transitory stops in communities across Canada to fundraise for the Military Police Fund for Blind Children.

National riders will start in Victoria, British Columbia on July 25, 2019 for an excursion through the Canadian Rockies, Prairies, Central and Eastern provinces and Atlantic Canada. Joining the 2019 MPNMR for one or more legs of the journey are approximately 300 members and veterans from the Military Police community and civilian riders. The relay covers over 10 000 kilometers coast-to-coast and finishes in St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador on August 22, 2019. 

Notes to editor / news director: 

Please contact National Chair Dale Troia to arrange a time and location to meet with riders as they visit or approach your region, detailed schedule available at MPNMR.

Quotes

“Thanks to the dedication and will of our amazing Military Police community, we continue to make a difference in the lives of visually impaired children. 2019 marks the 11th Annual Military Police National Motorcycle Relay which has become a significant national event and major contributor to the Military Police Fund for Blind Children – I applaud the many volunteers and thank you all for your support which directly translates into the provision of equipment, services and life-enhancing experiences for visually impaired young Canadians.” 

Brigadier-General Simon Trudeau, Canadian Forces Provost Marshal 

“It takes a lot of preparation by our devoted volunteers who have again this year done a great job. I’m proud to be involved with the MPNMR for a fifth year and honoured to have taken on the role of chair. The riders crossing our magnificent country know this is a worthy journey because, as a team they are committed to helping visually challenged children receive services and support as a result of fundraising.”

Major Dale Troia, National Chairperson for the Military Police National Motorcycle Relay

Quick facts

  • The Military Police National Motorcycle Relay (MPNMR) is the world’s longest annual motorcycle relay, travelling over 10 000 kilometres from coast to coast with stops at Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) establishments and points of interest along the way.

  • Approximately 300 riders composed of CAF members and veterans from the Military Police community, and civilian riders will participate in the 2019 MPNMR.  

  • 2019 MPNMR directs funds to the Military Police Fund for Blind Children and has raised over $600 000 since starting in 2009.

  • You can follow the MPNMR on Facebook and consult the relay schedule.

  • Founded in 1957, Military Police members, both former and currently serving, as well as other CAF members volunteer to operate the Military Police Fund for Blind Children. Visually impaired children up to the age of 21 can be eligible for the funds raised. 

Associated links

Contacts

Dale Troia
National Chair
Phone: 613-700-0906
Email: national.mp.relay@gmail.com

Media Relations
Department of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-2353
Email: mlo-blm@forces.gc.ca


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