ROAD 2 RECOVERY
Each year our signature event takes place in the later part of the summer. The event, called Road To Recovery, covers roughly 2km for each Military, Police, Paramedic and Firefighter lost the year before. Typically this results in around 150 to 160km.
It is our hope that one day this event will be a short trek. Yet, every day these professions put themselves at risk for us and sometimes they don't come home, so we honor them in this way. The event itself moves around, the first year (2013) was the longest, as it honored every military member we lost in the Global War on Terror. The route was from Hamilton, ON to Parry Sound, ON traversing over 300km carrying bricks engraved with the names of the fallen.
Each year since, we've continued the tradition of doing a ruck march to honor the fallen of the year before. This is not simply a feel good exercise, we also use the event to reduce the hardship that some of our military and, police veterans face. During the months leading up to the event we raise money for Operation: Leave The Streets Behind, a charity maintained by the Royal Canadian Legion.
Operation: Leave The Streets Behind helps military and, police veterans facing homelessness to get back on to their feet. So far, this program helped to get 752 different veterans transition off the streets and into permanent sustainable housing. We are looking forward to even greater success as we go forward
Total Raised So Far: $100,285.61
Our traditional area of of Operations, Ontario has been the exclusive home of the Road to Recovery event for the past 5 years since it's inception. Once again we will be doing our 6th annual event in Ontario starting in Mississauga and concluding in Burlington, ON.
DAY 1 : Branch 82, Mississauga to Branch 127 Georgetown
DAY 2 : Branch 127 Georgetown to Branch 234 Guelph
DAY 3 : Branch 234 Guelph to Branch 500 Lynden
DAY 4 : Branch 500 Lynden to Branch 60 Burlington
In total we will cover 148km this year across 4 days. If you're interested in participating please click below!
For the first year ever we will be doing a concurrent ruck in Manitoba in the Winnipeg area. Proceeds for this event will be tracked so we can ensure the money raised for Manitoba goes to Manitoba veterans in need.
DAY 1 : Branch 164 Lac Du Bonnet to Branch 132 Beausejour
DAY 2 : Branch 132 Beausejour to Branch 403 Selkirk
DAY 3 : Branch 403 Selkirk to Branch 52 Stonewall
DAY 4 : Branch 52 Stonewall to Branch 4 Winnipeg
The Winnipeg team will be covering a similar length route at 149km over the 4 days, if you're in the region and want to participate click below to join!