450 km by bike to remember the dead paramedics
It’s a 450-kilometer journey that nearly 170 paramedics started cycling in Sherbrooke on Friday morning.
The Paramedic Tour Quebec, now in its fourth year, aims to remember Canadian colleagues who lost their lives on duty. On the other hand, the event supports those who suffer in silence, including post-traumatic stress.
Participants are accompanied by an impressive procession of emergency vehicles to ensure their safety. The Paramedic Quebec Tour is also raising funds to build a national memorial for paramedics who lost their lives in the service of the people.
The cyclists gathered at the Armory in Sherbrooke for a ceremonial opening ceremony. They will finish their journey at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa on Monday.
Numerous stops, including Magog, Granby, La Prairie, Montreal, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Hawkesbury, Montebello and Gatineau are on the program.
The public is invited to donate generously for this cause on the national website of the Paramedic Tour: http://www.paramedicmemorial.org.