The Canadian Motorcycle Association hosted its second annual Port Dover Day of Remembrance ceremony for fallen motorcyclists on Sunday, November 18. The gathering took place at Kinsman Park, where a commemorative tree was planted and a commemorative stone placed beside it in May of 2010.
The CMA acknowledges and thanks Sleeman Breweries for its support in obtaining the stone.
The event held in support of the World Health Organization’s goal to raise road safety awareness and reduce needless loss of life due to traffic crashes, is part of a range of activities hosted by road safety organizations in Canada.
Attendance at the gathering increased substantially over the inaugural event in 2011, helped by weather that encouraged motorcyclists to take that one last ride before storing the bike for the winter.
In addition to individual bikers and clubs, the group included a representative from OPP and Sleeman Breweries, as well as a reporter from the local newspaper, the Port Dover Maple Leaf.
The CMA thanks Kevin Lichach of Norfolk County for his assistance in caring for the tree and placing the yearly statistical discs on the stone, as well as Bill Taylor for his article in the Toronto Star.
Following the ceremony a group round table took place during lunch to discuss safety projects to be undertaken in the next year.
–From the Canadian Motorcycle Association