$99 EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION RATE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 8th
For Immediate Release:
July 31, 2015
Vancouver, BC - The 14th Annual Music Therapy Ride is pleased to announce that Canadian country music sensations High Valley and Wide Mouth Mason's Shaun Verreault will join this year's ride as Celebrity Guests! The 2015 Ride is set to take place on Saturday, August 29th and registration is now underway with the early bird rate of $99 available until August 8th. Riders can register now at musictherapyride.org.
The 2015 Music Therapy Ride will be rolling down the Sea-To-Sky highway again this year with the Vancouver Motorcycle Police Drill Team providing a presidential escort for the 14th year in succession. The ride begins at the Edgewater Casino in Vancouver and ends at the Garibaldi Lift Co. in Whistler for a BBQ lunch and live auction. Howard Blank will return as head auctioneer this year and some of the items up for auction include: a 1-week Mexican vacation in Baja, a Raymond Weill contemporary dress watch, a Las Vegas vacation package for 2, collectable autographed guitars and much more! For a full-listing of auction items, please visit: musictherapyride.org/auction
The money raised from the Music Therapy Ride is used to help create new music therapy programs and expand and bring well deserved attention to existing programs. It is also used to support the building, maintenance and continued use of mobile recording studios designed specifically for music therapists called Bandwagons. These mobile studios contain recording software, sound processing equipment and a variety of musical instruments. To date, the Music Therapy Ride has funded the creation of 3 Bandwagons and assisted music therapy programs all across BC.
As a result of thirteen years of dedication, support and generosity, the Music Therapy Ride has raised over $750,000 for the Provincial and National Music Therapy Trust Fund. Recipients of funds raised from the Music Therapy Ride have included: BC Children’s Hospital, Saanich Peninsula Hospital, The Surrey School District, BC Children’s Hospital, Canuck Place, the Gardens at Qualicum Beach, Shuswap Middle School, Salmon Arm Secondary School, George Pearson Centre, BC Women’s Hospital, The Mosaic Learning Centre and many more.
Last chance early bird tickets are only $99 until August 8th and include breakfast, BBQ lunch in Whistler, live auction, custom t-shirts and more. Reservations for the 2015 Music Therapy Ride can be made at: musictherapyride.org.