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  Sgt. Keating Rides Home

Aug 09, 2003 12:27 ET

Durham Regional Police Sgt. John Keating made a stop in Oshawa on Saturday, August 9th during his cross country fundraising and awareness campaign for autism research.

Sgt. Keating and fellow cyclist Luc Vandermeeren, both fathers of children with autism, were surrounded by hundreds of friends and supporters as they bicycled through Oshawa to a big reception at Lakeview Park.

Oshawa Mayor Nancy Diamond, local M.P.P. Jerry Ouellette, M.P. Ivan Grose and Deputy Chief Rod Piukkala were on hand to extend their congratulations, support and best wishes. Durham Regional Police Association Vice President Tom Bell presented John with a $2,500 cheque.

DRP Constable Dan Ladouceur of the Toronto Rock Lacrosse team was also on hand and the crowds were entertained by DRPS musical group The Crusiers.

Their journey began in Vancouver last month and will continue until August 23rd when they are scheduled to arrive in Halifax, NS. To follow John and Luc's progress, visit the Cycle for Autism web site at or call 905-261-4886.

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