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Music Therapy Ride 2012

August 13th, 2012 @ 9:49am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 11th annual Music Therapy Ride (“MTR”) is rolling out to Harrison Hot Springs in September. Founded by members of the music industry (from artists to label representatives, agents, managers, and promoters) all motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to participate in the event that supports community-based music therapy services throughout British Columbia.

Now celebrating it’s 11th anniversary, MTR has raised over $500,000 as a result of its annual ride from Vancouver to Whistler. In 2012, MTR will rev its engines even louder, and provide a presidential escort to a new location, beautiful Harrison Hot Springs. In addition to aiding Music Therapists and general Music Therapy programs, the MTR committee has funded a recording studio at BC Children’s Hospital, as well as manufactured a mobile recording studio to service patients bedside in the hospital. The mobile studios, operating under the name “Band Wagon 1”, enable Music Therapists to expand their already vital work by giving clients the ability to record the music created during their therapy sessions. This music will provide a legacy for their family, friends and community.

Where Meet at Fraser Downs (17755 60 Avenue) in Surrey and ride out to Harrison.

When Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 8:30am for breakfast and registration. Riders head out at 9:30am.

Who Anyone who would like to ride and support the cause. Celebrity guests this year also include Sophie, Nick and Shannon Tweed-Simmons, along with Nick “Mosh” Marshall.

Upon arrival at the Harrison Hot Springs’ Lakeside Café, there will be a barbeque lunch, live auction and special acoustic performance by 54-40.

You can sign up for the ride if you’re a single or double rider or a four-wheeled vehicle. Early bird pricing is $99 and has been extended. Follow the Music Therapy Ride on Twitter or Facebook for more information.

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