Member of the Blue
Knights and Red Knights will
be teaming up to host a “Canada 150 – First Responders Salute” on the
evening of June 24th as part of ATLANTICADE 2017.
The event, which is open to all motorcycle
enthusiasts and the general public, will be held in Riverview on the site
between the RCMP and Riverview Fire Department. It will feature motorcycle
displays, police and fire vehicles, music, as well as cake and ice cream to
celebrate Canada 150.
Activities will commence on Saturday evening at 6:30
pm and continue until 8:00 pm followed by a parade of motorcycles from the
location across the Gunningsville Bridge to downtown Moncton.
Spokespersons Rick Nicholson and Steve Crawford,
from the Blue Knights and Red Knights respectively, both feel the event is an
opportunity for the public to interact close up with members of both the police
and fire departments.
“The combination of motorcycles, police vehicles and
fire trucks will make it interesting for everyone, especially the kids” says
Nicholson. “It will be a great way to incorporate the general public into the
Crawford agrees saying “every time we can get a
chance to interact with the kids gives them more of an understanding of the
role first responders play in the community plus it also helps enhance the
image of bikers with the public”.
Members of the Red Knights and Blue Knights in
attendance at a recent ATLANTICADE festival.