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The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer Kicks Off June 11-12

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June 10, 2011 (Toronto, ON) – On Saturday, June 11, participants will kick off The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute at The Princess Margaret Hospital by beginning their 200-kilometre or 200-mile ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls, to raise significant funds and awareness for cancer research and care in Ontario. Opening Ceremonies will get underway at the Direct Energy Centre, at 8:00 a.m. with a moving tribute to honour those lost in the battle against cancer and to celebrate survivors. Riders then begin their unforgettable weekend journey.

The following is a list of Ride to Conquer Cancer event times and locations, including a list of public Cheering Stations where everyone is encouraged to come out and support the Riders – visit www.conquercancer.ca.

RIDE TO CONQUER CANCER ACTIVITIES

Saturday, June 11 – DAY 1

Opening Ceremonies; 8:00 a.m
– Direct Energy Centre
– 7:45a.m. – Warm-up and stretches
– 8:00a.m. – Opening Ceremonies

200 km Lunch; 10:30 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.
– Parkside Farms
– 519 Parkside Dr. Waterdown, Flamborough
– Themed lunch, entertainment, etc.

200 mile Lunch; 11:30 a.m – 3:45 p.m
– Clyde Park
– 1220 Village Rd
– Themed lunch, entertainment, etc

CAMP & Evening Activities; 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
– Mohawk College
– 135 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton
– The day’s ride ends at 7:00 pm. Riders will arrive to a ‘Tent City” where they will enjoy a warm meal, hot showers, entertainment, and a cozy night under the stars. Live entertainment will also be provided for riders.

Sunday, June 12 – DAY 2

Breakfast and launch of Day 2; 4:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
– Mohawk College
– 135 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton
– Riders leave camp by 8:00 a.m. at the latest

200 km Lunch; 8:15a.m -1:15 p.m.
– Bethesda House
– 3950 Fly Rd, Lincoln, Niagara
– Themed lunch, entertainment, etc.

200 mile Lunch; 9:35 a.m – 2:00 p.m
– Long Beach Conservation Area
– 29L65 Lakeshore Rd.
– Themed lunch, entertainment, etc.

Finish Line; All day
– 7200 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls

CHEERING STATIONS – Come support the Riders!

SATURDAY June 11, 2011:

Forrest Hill Park (200 KM)
– 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
– Forest Hill & Erin Centre Dr., Mississauga
– Side street parking on Erin Mills Parkway

Millgrove Community Centre (200 KM)
– 11:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.
– 855 Millgrove Side Rd. Millgrove, Flamborough
– Parking lot onsite

Meadowvale North Sports Park (200 MILE)
– 9:45 a.m. -11:45 a.m.
– Mississauga Road & Syntex Rd, Mississauga

Ancaster School (200 MILE)
– 11:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m
– Jerseyvill Rd

SUNDAY June 12, 2011:

Dofasco Recreation Park (200 KM)
– Stoney Creek, ON L8J 3A4
– 7:15am-12:15pm

St. Alexander Catholic School (200 KM)
– 26 Highway #20
– 8:45 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

Attercliffe Canadian Reformed Elementary School (200MILE)
– 7:55 a.m. -11:50 a.m.

Lock 8 Park (200 MILE)
– 10:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m
– Main St. West and the Welland Canal, Port Colborne





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