First, the retired Edmonton police officer smashed his leg and ankle in a motorcycle accident, meaning he couldn't take part in that year's Motorcycle Ride for Dad — a prostate-cancer fundraiser he'd raised tens of thousands of dollars for in the past. Then he found out he had prostate cancer. But these events just made him even more determined to end the disease once and for all, he says. Last Saturday, barely a year after his accident and prostatectomy, Deagle was back on his bike on the runway at the Edmonton Garrison for the Motorcycle Ride for Dad — a national event that sees men and women ride en-masse on motorbikes to raise awareness about prostate cancer. With a sound like rolling thunder, Deagle and some other riders simultaneously started their motorbikes and rolled out on a kilometre ride past Namao, Fort Saskatchewan, Beaumont, Devon, Thorsby and Stony Plain.
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It's been the motto of Western Canadian troops since the day they first stepped foot on Afghanistan soil in For Lauren Lawrence, the day marks the first time when her husband Jeremy, a master corporal with the Canada's military police, can see his seven-month old daughter for the first time. When the big bay doors at the Lecture Training Facility at the Edmonton Garrison opened Tuesday evening, the family from Wainwright was finally able to have a proper reunion. Luckily for the Lawrence's, troops in Afghanistan were able to chat with their families back home via Skype.
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All proceeds from the event go to the Dianne and Irving Kipnes Centre for Veterans, a long-term care facility that is home to war veterans. More than runners took part. Organizers hope to raise ten thousand dollars from the charity run. Participants ran a five or ten-kilometre course in the "Run For The Brave". When will festivals come back?