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 bruno gendron cycle program 
at larose forest 

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Their Opportunity and the City of Clarence-Rockland have teamed up to create the 
Bruno Gendron Cycle Program at Larose Forest.

Geared to support for under-serviced youth aged 7-12 and will be offered for 12 total hours in July 2024, 1x per week for roughly 90 minutes and it will be teaching cycling skills, building confidence with a weekly ride through the Larose forest and connecting youth together through the weekly cpr/aed training sessions!


Daily Schedule
9:30 am - 10:15 am (45 minutes) -
Welcome, games & cycling fundamentals session
10:15 am  - personal break, water breaks
10:30 am - 11:15 am (45 minutes) - Ride through Larose Forest
11:15 am - personal break, water breaks
11:20 am - 12:00 pm - First Aid CPR/AED Session


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Larose Forest is magnificent, still largely unknown to many naturalists & Covers roughly 26,000 acres. It contains a complex of wetlands, riparian thickets, small openings, and mixed deciduous and coniferous trees. Bisected by trails and unpaved forest roads, Larose Forest offers tremendous recreational and nature viewing opportunities. 



spend 45 minutes a week putting those fundamentals to the test!
Lead by experienced & trained coaches from the Ottawa cycle club & Ontario Cycle through the Larose forest trails.



weekly we will spend 45 minutes with Eastern Ontario First-aid learning an expressed, custom created First Aid CPR/AED training course to help promote heart health for you & your family!




larose forest
820 Ferdinand Ln, Clarence-Rockland, ON K0A 2M0

Det. Const. Bruno Gendron spent 17 years as a paramedic before becoming a police officer, was the man who oversaw the campaign to equip and train Ottawa police with the life-saving devices. He even testified before a parliamentary committee about their effectiveness.


Cruelly, there was nothing that could save Gendron when the married father of two collapsed of a cardiac event of his own while mountain biking in Larose Forest near Casselman. He was 47.

“He was a big champion of defibrillators,” said friend Danny Cyr, who worked with Gendron as a paramedic and also made the jump to Ottawa police. “He was the go-to person for that. He was very passionate about it, clearly because he’d spent so much time as a paramedic.”

Bruno was a dedicated volunteer of the Eastern Ontario Cobras for many years. He worked endless hours ensuring every single Cobras player received the best possible development and hockey experience possible. He was always a joy to be around as you can all attest to. Most importantly he was a tremendous person and was a great friend to many of us and will truly be missed. We extend our condolences to Nadine, Ivana, Maël and the rest of the family. He was an advocate for youth sport.

ABOUT Bruno Gendron

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