Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation
2017 ‘Memorial Ride to Ottawa’ Media Launch

Toronto Professional Firefighters Association

(Toronto) Sept. 5 - Toronto firefighters are embarking on a cycling fundraiser from Toronto to Ottawa, covering close to 500kms over two days. This ride is in support of the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation (www.CFFF.ca) and is intended to raise awareness and funds for the Canadian Fallen Firefighters memorial. This year’s national memorial takes place at the Ottawa memorial site on Sunday Sept. 10th.

This inaugural ride leaves Toronto on September 7th and finishes in Ottawa on September 8 at the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Memorial site. The goal of the cycling fundraiser is to raise $10000.00 for the Canadian Firefighters Memorial. Donations can be made here: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/canadian-fallen-firefightersfoundation/2017-memorial-ride-to-ottawa  

The Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association will be presenting riders with a $1000 donation at this event. Cycling route: Day 1: http://bit.ly/2gBWnT0  Day 2: http://bit.ly/2x3XkdQ  

Media Launch: Thursday Sept 7th @ 7am.

Location: TFS Fire Station 243 - 4560 Sheppard Ave E.

Time: Media availability- 7am onward. 

Cyclists begin the ride at 7:30am sharp.

Arrival In Ottawa at the Memorial 110 Lett St. on Friday September 7th approx.. 4:30 – 5:00pm Welcoming by Ottawa Fire Services. Follow ride up dates on Twitter @torfireceltic

Contacts available at launch:

~ David Cossitt (Toronto Fire Celtic Society President, Event Organizer)

~ Dan Vieira (Executive Officer, Media liaison, TPFFA)

Inquiries: Dan Vieira mediapr@torontofirefighters.org // 416.879.4492

               : David Cossitt tpffceltic@gmail.com // 905-665-1749