Ride to Raise Awareness for the Canadian Paramedic Memorial Foundation

13 people from all across the province are riding their bicycles from Osoyoos to Kamloops over four days, raising money and awareness to build a memorial in Ottawa, for paramedics that have died in the line of duty.

Lindsey Kellosalmi is with the Canadian Paramedic Memorial Foundation, and is the organizer of the BC ride.

She says similar rides are being held across the country.

"This really will be a monument in Ottawa that will be created, it will be amongst the police and fire monuments, and it will be a place that family and friends can go to remember their loved ones, and pay their respect and remember the service they provided." 

She says almost all of the riders in BC have a first-responder background.

They'll take off from Osoyoos on Friday and hope to be at Honor House Ranch in Kamloops on Monday.

Its a beautiful piece of property that two lovely people have donated to the Honor House Society, and it's going to eventually be a place where first responders can go, who have suffered occupational stress injuries," 

She says theyr'e also trying to raise awareness for Honor House. 

More info is at the Canadian Paramedic Memorial Foundation Facebook page.