Reservist cycles Laurentians
for three foundations
Sailor 1st class Mikey Colangelo Lauzon of Westmount hopes to raise $1,200 in donations
July 13, 2021
For the 5th year, Canadians from coast to coast to coast unite in their own way to take 30,000 summer bike rides to support members of the Armed Forces. This year, participants of the Navy Bike Ride will follow the course of the inaugural deployment of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Harry DeWolf to Canada’s North and North America. This first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel was commissioned by the CAF on June 26 at a ceremony in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Westmount citizen Sailor 1st class (S1) Mikey Colangelo Lauzon, Naval Communicator at Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Donnacona, a Royal Canadian Navy Reservist Unit in Montreal, will travel 201 km on the P’tit train du Nord linear park between Mont-Laurier and Saint-Jérôme, from July 21 to 24, with the objective of raising $1,200 in donations for three foundations.
“The aviators, sailors, and soldiers of our Canadian Armed Forces wear the maple leaf as a symbol of pride and patriotism on their uniforms. Each day they wear the maple leaf as they represent and protect our nation at home and abroad. Their families are the strength behind the uniform as they experience frequent moves, lengthy absences and the risks of family members serving in physically and mentally demanding and dangerous situations,” explains Colangelo.
Mikey Colangelo Lauzon… will travel 201 km on the P’tit train du Nord linear park between Mont-Laurier and Saint-Jérôme, from July 21 to 24…
“In these difficult times, members of the CAF and their families are supported by Support Our Troops, Soldier On Canada and the Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund through various programs and grants.”
Three foundations that aid soldiers and veterans to be supported
Support Our Troops, the official charity of the Canadian Armed Forces, was established in 2007 to address the unique needs and challenges faced by members of the CAF community as a result of military service.
The Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund was established in 1942 to provide financial assistance to members of Canada’s Maritime Forces, military and merchant navy veterans, currently serving members and their families, in times of distress and promote their wellbeing.
Soldier On Canada, a CAF program, contributes to the recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration of veterans and serving members with physical or mental illness or injury.
‘In these difficult times, members of the CAF and their families are supported by Support Our Troops, Soldier On Canada and the Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund through various programs and grants.’
Seeking your support
Support Colangelo Lauzon’s efforts on his Webpage.
The public is invited to meet Mr. Colangelo Lauzon on July 21 in Mont-Laurier (KM 200) and in Nominingue; on July 22 in La Conception and Mont-Tremblant; on July 23 in Val-David and on July 24 in Saint-Jérôme (KM 0).
For more information
Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund
Feature image: Members of the cycling team, Benoit Larocque, Mikey Colangelo Lauzon, Philippe Gagnon and Gabriel Fontaine, courtesy of Mikey Colangelo Lauzon.
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