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Thank you riders

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The wet and chilly weather was no match for the 2018 Trooper Mark Wilson Ride. For the 9th year in a row, we were so inspired by the riders, guests and volunteers who showed up to celebrate Mark Wilson’s legacy and honour our country’s brave Veterans. Thank you so much for bringing us along for the ride. 

Congratulations to raffle winners Neil Bricker who won the leather jacket and Daniel Toye who won the 2018 Harley Davidson Street Glide. Thank you to everyone who purchased a raffle ticket.

This event would not be possible without the hard work of the 1st Canadian Army Veterans Ortona Unit. From the motorcycle ride around the city to the live music and memorial to Mark, this group goes above and beyond to organize a special day for a very important cause. 

Carl and Carolyn Wilson

Carl and Carolyn Wilson bow their heads during a memorial for their son Mark Wilson who was killed during active duty in Afghanistan with the Canadian Armed Forces.

Proceeds from the event will be once again directed towards priority patient care and comfort needs to enhance the quality of life for the Veterans who reside at Parkwood Institute. Today, there are more than 120 elderly WWII and Korean War Veterans in our care, each with their own unique needs. Community events like the Trooper Mark Wilson Ride ensure our Veterans always receive excellent care, special programming and all the comforts of home to help them live fully.

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