Music Therapy for Autism – a Great Ride


July 6, 2018 at 11:14 am - Home, Great Rides
By Glen Slingerland
For five years running 89.5 The Drive supported the annual Music Therapy Ride. This fundraiser raised money for music therapy programs as the production of innovative mobile recording studios used by therapists at care facilities including B.C. Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.

This year some exciting changes are taking place and 89.5 The Drive’s Glen Slingerland will be riding along.

Music Heals is thrilled to announce the return of The Music Therapy Ride in partnership with Bikers for Autism to raise funds and awareness of the healing powers of music with a special focus on programs for patients on the autism spectrum!

The Music Therapy Ride brings together prominent members of Vancouver’s business community, music industry, music therapists and motorcycle enthusiasts—all sharing the love of music and providing music therapy to those most in need. Since 2001, The Music Therapy Ride has raised more than $1 Million for music therapy in BC!

On August 25th, 300 motorcyclists will embark on a Vancouver Police Department-escorted ride starting in Burnaby, BC hugging the breathtaking cliff side along the Sea to Sky Highway with stops in Squamish and Pemberton, BC. Registration is now open for this weekend excursion which includes live festival-style performances, a continental breakfast, light refreshments, beer garden, food trucks and camping under the stars at Rise & Shine Retreat in Pemberton Valley at the base of Mt. Currie. Tickets are on sale now at

Music Heals is a charitable foundation that supports a wide range of music therapy services to communities in BC and across Canada. Music Heals increases access to music therapy at Indigenous agencies, women’s shelters, children’s hospitals, palliative care homes, rehabilitation centres, schools and more.

Music Heals is a not-for-profit society incorporated in British Columbia and is registered with Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable foundation.



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