On the December 2, 2010 Carmel Forest fire destroyed thousands of acres of natural habitat and severely damaged many residential homes.Sadly, a bus of prison wardens en route to Damon Prison to assist in an emergency evacuation of 500 prisoners got caught in the fire. The blaze traveled 1500 metres in less than 3 minutes and engulfed the bus, no one survived.
37 prison wardens, 1 bus driver, 3 police officers, 1 firefighter and a 16 year old volunteer firefighter were tragically claimed by the fire. Of the 44 victims, 23 left children behind. A total of 56 children were left without a parent as a result of this tragedy.
Over the past 5 years, proceeds from the Ride have gone into an educational scholarship fund for the children of the fallen prison wardens. The scholarship is awarded to primary school children, high school pupils and university students.
Date: Sunday, August 30, 2015
Registration Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM (ending in lunch around noon)
Rider: $30 Passenger: $15
Location: Rio Can Mall Target Parking Lot
Address: 190 Kingston Rd. E, Ajax, ON L1Z 0C7.
Registration includes lunch and Ride Swag.
Route information will be sent out the Friday morning before the Ride to registered Riders/Passengers only.
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