June 6, 2003

BMW Motorrad supports Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness

Whitby, Ontario – The third annual Ontario Law Enforcement Motorcycle Ride program was announced yesterday by The Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness (CCAA) and BMW Motorrad at the TD Canada Trust branch in Newmarket.

Speakers at the event included Newmarket Mayor Tom Taylor and York Regional Police Chief Armand La Barge. The annual law enforcement ride will depart from Queen’s Park and arrive at Fairy Lake, Newmarket on September 13th, 2003, where a public family day is planned in support of the CCAA. The Ontario Law Enforcement Motorcycle ride serves as a public awareness campaign, as well as a fundraiser for the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness (CCAA) / Martin Arnold Cruz Memorial Fund. The event provides an opportunity to recognize Ontario Police Officers for their long-standing commitment to the prevention of child abuse. All funds raised from the ride will go directly to benefit the CCAA, an organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse.

Both the public and organizations are encouraged to ‘adopt-a-cop’ who will be participating in the ride, ultimately helping them to raise funds for the CCAA. Pledge forms will be available at TD Bank branch locations.

“BMW Motorrad is pleased to once again be a part of this program, supporting the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness as they strive toward hosting a national ride event,” said Miguel Rebelo, Police Business Manager, BMW Motorrad. “BMW Motorrad has also adopted Sergeant Jeff Galipeau, from the Durham Region Police detachment. We look forward to working with Sergeant Galipeau in raising much needed funds for the CCAA.”

BMW Motorrad also announced today that October 3rd, 2003 has been designated CCAA Appreciation Day at BMW Group Canada’s Driver Training Pavilion. Hosted by the BMW Driver Training Team, twenty Ontario police officers will participate in BMW’s initiative to promote active safety on Canadian roads.

BMW’s Motorrad division currently offers three authority motorcycles – the F 650 GSP, R 1150 RTP and the K 1200 RSP. On display was the R 1150 RTP Police Motorcycle, and the F 650 GSP.

The Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness (CCAA) / Martin Cruz Memorial Fund advocate for victims of childhood abuse and are committed to protecting children and others at risk. Their commitment is to legislative and policy reform to enhance public safety and to reduce the likelihood of others being victimized. For those interested in adopting a cop visit www.adoptacop.ca or call CCAA at (905) 967-0687.

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