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Posted: August 13, 2021

The Rolling Barrage in Cranbrook August 19

The Rolling Barrage (TRB) is hosting its fifth annual cross-Canada motorcycle ride to raise awareness for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), with the goal to end its stigma.

This event is scheduled from August 2 to August 22, and it will be coming through Cranbrook on Thursday, August 19.

The Rolling Barrage rode through Cranbrook last year, too.

“We’ll be cheering/welcoming the Barrage as they ride into town between 4-4:30 p.m., with a gathering of folks and first responders at the access road near Denham Ford and Kootenay Granite, on the afternoon of the 19th and we’re hoping to have some of your members there with trucks if possible; barring any emergencies of course,” said local organizer Sandra Haley.

“We have members of the local RCMP detachment, BC Ambulance Station 403 and Cranbrook SAR who will be attending and we would be honoured to have the Cranbrook Fire Fighters there as well.”

There will be a pig roast dinner at 6 p.m. at the Cranbrook Legion courtesy of Hot Shots Café and Applied Compression Systems.

The dinner is open to the public for a minimum $10 donation. All funds raised will be donated to The Rolling Barrage PTSD Foundation.

TRB is a fundraising force that helps connect military members, veterans, and first responders (active and retired), to programs and services for the treatment of Operational Stress Injuries (OSIs) and PTSD.

This ride exists thanks to our dedicated group of volunteers, who contribute countless hours to facilitate this enormous task. Sponsors, supporters, and donors are needed across Canada to help us accomplish our task.

Funds raised from this event allow TRB to work with verified programs that offer healing attributes for OSIs, such as Rally Point Retreat (Nova Scotia) and Camp My Way (British Columbia). Some provide treatment to the whole family, while others focus on the individual’s recovery.

As an additional benefit, TRB has a therapeutic effect for many who may live with PTSD in silence.

The TRB team has successfully faced many challenges over the years, particularly during the COVID- 19 pandemic.

For TRB 2020, they were able to meet all provincial mandates and safety measures to make it happen.

“Rest assured, the same will hold true for TRB 2021 and your contribution will be used in a socially responsible manner. Canada’s health protection remains at our forefront,” said Haley.

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