Motorcycle Ride For Dad
Windsor Store Owner Receives National Award
November 14, 2012 Press Release
OTTAWA, ON: Garry Janz, President, Motorcycle Ride for Dad Canada recently presented the President’s Award to Winnipeg’s own Ed Johner, at the annual national summit. Johner was selected for his outstanding contributions to the fight against prostate cancer through the Motorcycle Ride for Dad Manitoba Chapter.
Ed Johner, owner of Windsor Plywood Century Street outlet in Winnipeg, is one of the founding members of the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad.
The President’s Award is presented each year to one volunteer who not only helped lead Chapters to achieving remarkable success, but who also chose to incorporate their passion for fighting prostate cancer and the Ride For Dad in their daily lives, reaching out to make a significant impact in their overall community.
“We were honoured to present the award to Ed,” said Janz. “His commitment to the Ride for Dad and to improving awareness about prostate cancer is inspirational to not only those who know him personally, but to the many who have read his story in the local paper or have seen him speak. It’s humbling to know the impact that his dedication will bring to helping saving men’s lives in Manitoba and right across Canada.”
“So many Ride for Dad volunteers are worthy and deserving of this award,” said Johner.
“It was a shock to have been chosen and I am honoured and blessed to be able to give my time to this organization. To be recognized for this work is truly humbling”
Since the event began in Ottawa in 2000, over $8,700,000.00 has been raised for the cause. What began as a single city event takes place now in 29 Canadian cities and will expand even further next year.
Jeff Johner of Windsor Plywood Winnipeg Main Street and Jim Lothian of Windsor Plywood Winnipeg Pembina Hwy are also founding members of the Manitoba Chapter of the Ride for Dad which has raised almost $400,000 for prostate cancer research and awareness programs. The 2013 Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad happens Saturday, May 25th.
For more information on visit www.RideForDad.ca