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Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service takes on 80km for annual Memorial Ride

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Paramedic Team on Kent Street, Lindsay.

Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service LogoKawartha Lakes – Every year, Paramedic Service participates in a Memorial Ride and Bell Ceremony to honour the lives of paramedics who have died in the line of duty. Due to COVID-19, the annual ride for 2020 is being divided up across the province, including a ceremonial passing of the Memorial Bell to allow each participating service the opportunity to host the mobile monument.

Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service will participate in this year’s ride as a two-part series. The first part will take place on September 22, where our paramedics will take on an 80km ride across the City in honour of the annual event. The second part will be the ceremonial honouring and passing of the Memorial Bell, which will take place on November 26. Kawartha Lakes will receive the bell from Nippissing and pass the monument along to Haliburton.

“Not only does this event present an opportunity to take a moment of reflection to honour those we’ve lost, but it also represents the community of support that exists for paramedics across the country,” stated Francine Scott, Paramedic with Kawartha Lakes Service. “Each and everyday paramedics are out there dedicating their time, and in some cases their lives, to the well-being of others. It’s critical they know they’re not alone and this event helps bring to light the fact that we are all in this together.”

Details for the Bell Ceremony will be released closer to the date as Paramedic Service would like to extend the invitation to the public, however due to COVID-19, protocols are still being put in place to ensure safety. The City will also live-stream the ceremony on YouTube.  

The 2020 Paramedic Memorial Ride is set to take place across roughly 70 locations across Ontario. To learn more information or to view other Paramedic Services who have already shared the Memorial Bell, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/paramedicbell.

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