Another prominent member of the Ride for Dad Swift Current chapter has been awarded a piece of hardware.

During the 2023 Ride for Dad Canada Summit in St. John's, Newfoundland last month, Brent Watson was one of seven people from across the country to be recognized with an Outstanding Achievement Award.

Watson's been involved with the local event and non-profit since its launch in 2013 and is an executive member of the committee.

"It's great to be recognized for that but I would accept that on behalf of all our executive members that help make the ride a success every year," he said.

With over a decade under his belt helping organize the bike ride throughout the southwest that raises vital funding for prostate cancer, Watson's happy to be doing his part for positive change going forward in the fight against cancer.

"I think that prostate cancer has touched every one of us somewhere in our lives," he said was one of his reasons for joining. "We like to ride motorcycles so we thought we should use the venue to raise money to help fight prostate cancer."

The 2024 Swift Current ride is scheduled for June 8 and the local team said the trek will be the same but they're hoping participation continues to rebound since the COVID-19 Pandemic.

"I would just really like to thank our local sponsors, without them we couldn't put this ride on, and the volunteers that help every year," he said.

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