The 911 Ride for Charity roared through Guelph on Sunday as part of an effort to raise money for public defibrillators as well as to honour Guelph Police Const. Jennifer Kovach, who died while on duty in March. There were 120 civilian and 40 police bikers taking part in the ride, which started in Toronto. Ride president Daniel Lawrence said he was blown away by the crowd that greeted them on Fountain Street, which he figures was 500 to 600 people. “When we turned the corner and saw the crowd, it made all the work and effort worthwhile,” said Lawrence. The OPP Golden Helmets treated the crowd to a display of precision motorcycle riding. Lawrence estimates about $40,000 was raised during the charity ride. Nestlé Waters in Aberfoyle gave a $5,200 donation – the cost of a defibrillator. En route, a defibrillator was donated to the Puslinch Fire Department and another to Guelph in honour of Const. Kovach.
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