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Music Therapy Rides
Music Therapy Rides - ONT
Get Ready! On August 20th, 2011 the second annual Classic Rock Ride for Music Therapy takes off from Bridges Tavern in Thornbury Ontario! Click here for the full poster and pass it on to all your rider friends! If you don't ride, join Jeff Woods for the after party; there will be fantastic food and prizes all in support of music therapy in Canada!
Music Therapy Rides - BC
On Saturday, September 18th, Vancouver Police Motorcycle Drill Squad escorted over one hundred motorcycles and support vehicles from River Rock Casino to Whistler to support Music Therapy. Celebrity guests Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk sang in support.
The Music Therapy Ride is an annual motorcycle charity ride designed to raise funds for community-based music therapy services in British Columbia. Established by members of the music industry, with representatives from record labels, radio stations, booking agencies, talent managers, concert promoters and recording artists, the Music Therapy Ride has broadened its reach over the years to all motorcycle enthusiasts.
Now in its 9th year, MTR has raised over $400,000 as a result of its annual ride from Vancouver to Whistler. This year, in addition to aiding Music Therapy programs, the MTR committee is building a recording studio at BC Children’s Hospital, as well as two mobile recording studios to service the general community with the funds raised. These mobile studios enable Music Therapists to expand their already vital work by giving clients the ability to record the music created during their therapy sessions. This music provides a legacy for their family, friends and community.
The MTR has enjoyed support from many sectors of the community. Other artists in attendance were Daniel Wesley and Chin Injeti (Music Therapy Recipient), music therapist Fran Herman, and Megan McNeil (teen cancer fighter) who sang with Chantal. Key partners include the Great Canadian Casino, who generously provide breakfast the morning of the ride and a departure point from the River Rock Casino and Resort; John Valk BMW Ducati; Carter Motorsports; Trev Deeley Harley Davidson; Urban Wasp and a host of community sponsors. Past celebrity guests have included Colin James, Barenaked Ladies’ Ed Robertson, Jann Arden, Brent Butt and many more.
Recipients of funds raised from the Motorcycle Therapy Ride have included Canuck Place, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver Oral Centre for Deaf Children, Camp Moomba, Brookhaven Extended Care Facility, George Pearson Centre, BC Women’s Hospital, the Society for Disability Arts and Culture and many more.