In 1998, the Federal Government established the last Sunday in September as the Canadian Police & Peace Officer Memorial day. The province of Saskatchewan followed suit in 2003.
Back in 2000, a group of police officers in Ontario's Niagara Region left on a bike ride, headed for Ottawa in order to commemorate their fallen heroes. That gesture turned into an annual tradition involving hundreds of police officers which now takes place in 2 separate provinces: The Police Memorial Ride to Remember.
2020 marks the 5th year for the Saskatchewan Ride to Remember. We are super excited to mark this milestone.
“A formal, national Memorial Day gives Canadians an opportunity each year to formally express appreciation for the dedication of police and peace officers, who make the ultimate, tragic sacrifice to keep communities safe.” - Andy Scott, Solicitor General of Canada (1998)