From 2001 to 2014, more than 40,000 Canadian Armed Forces members served in the Afghanistan. While Canada’s efforts made a great difference, our contribution came at a immense cost to our nation. 158 Canadian soldiers paid the ultimate sacrifice and thousands now bare the physical and mental scars of Canada’s longest war.
On June 9th, 2011, a dedication ceremony was held in British Columbia to officially rename a section of the Trans-Canada highway, between Langley and Abbotsford, the Highway of Heroes. It was the second such designation in Canada and honours the 158 men and women who were killed in Afghanistan, 13 of whom were from B.C.
ONE WEEKEND. ONE MISSION
The first annual Wounded Warriors Canada Highway of Heroes Bike Ride BC (HHR BC) will take a group of Canadians alongside this important stretch of highway to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice while raising important awareness and funds in support of our ill and injured Veterans, First Responders and their families living with Operational Stress Injuries such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
We’re excited to announce that HHR BC will be taking place simultaneous to the third annual Highway of Heroes Bike Ride in Ontario.