The 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles Association and the number 3598.
January 16, 2017
Red Friday Toronto – Remember Everyone Deployed
April 27, 2018
Red Friday, April 27th, 2018
On April 23rd, 2018 we Toronto saw carnage on Yonge street when a rental van purposely drove down the sidewalk killing 10 innocent civilians and hurting 15 more.
Horrifying, Terrorism and senseless are words that come to mind.
All Torontonians mourn the dead and have compassion and empathy for the injured and the affected families.
Responding, as they are trained and expected to do, the emergency services – Police, Fire and Medical were nothing less than Magnificent!
We can take examples from the courage Officer Ken Lam, who took the perpetrator alive, to the professionalism of the Fire and Medical Services - Paramedic and Hospital staff, they all were effective and were simply “doing their jobs”.
When Red (Remember Everyone Deployed) Fridays was started, in 2006 it was a grass roots success designed to “support our troops “and gave Canadians the opportunity to show their gratitude to our past and present heroes, by wearing RED on Fridays. (RED= Remember Everyone Deployed).
The updated Red Friday includes First Responders (police, fire and ambulance) and military, historically many first responders have served in the military (we had 62 firefighters in the 4th CMR during WW1), both the military and first responders are deployed (either at home or overseas).
The 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles Association ( a federal non-profit organization) honours these heroes by promoting and celebrating them through our Red Fridays programs.
On Red Friday we ask that you wear a pin, and dress in Red to honour the Red Friday Family.
First Responders and the Military have a common heritage that reaches back to WW1 when 62 firefighters served in the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles.
First Responders are deployed when on patrol, answering a call or treating an accident victim in a similar manner as the Military is deployed at home and overseas.
First Responders and the Military set the example of courage, selflessness and civic duty while their members suffer from many of the same health issues from physical and mental injuries, such as PTSD.
Shortly we will be announcing programs to fund raise for the Red Friday Family – First responders with all profits going to Wounded Warriors Canada and to TEMA - The Tema Conter Memorial Trust, both well respected charities that provide mental health support services to First Responders and the Military.