Vancouver, BC ~ The Music Therapy Ride Committee is honoured to announce that the 10th annual Music Therapy Ride was the most successful ride to date, raising over $65,000. The Music Therapy Ride took place on Saturday, September 17 and, despite the challenging start to the day due to less than ideal weather, over eighty passengers and riders rolled out for a great cause.
The proceeds of this year’s ride will go to the creation of Bandwagon 2 – the first mobile recording unit to tour the lower mainland. Bandwagon 2, a follow up to Bandwagon 1 (which is situated at BC Children’s Hospital), will bring music therapy services to institutions such as hospices, extended care residences, autism clinics and rehabilitation facilities.
The Music Therapy Ride Committee would like to thank The Vancouver Police Motorcycle Drill Team for ten years of incredible support. In addition, the committee would like to thank Colin James, Grammy Award-winning producer Chin Injeti, Variety – The Children’s Charity, The River Rock Casino Resort, Garibaldi Lift Co, the local music industry, extensive media partners and the motorcycle community.
As a result of ten years of dedication, support and generosity, the Music Therapy Ride has now raised over $500,000 for the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund.