Sarnia’s First-Ever Virtual Parade & Canada Day Motorcycle Ride Supports Youth Transitional Housing

The youth transitional housing facility in Sarnia, known as ‘Ohana Landing’ received a $700 donation today.

Money was raised from the first-ever ‘Virtual Parade’ and a Canada Day motorcycle ride of about 35 motorcycles, from a group of riders who are part of the ‘Ride of Respect’ Facebook group.

Pictured Above. Left to Right - Tammy Vandenheuvel, David Burrows & Collin Vandenheuvel

Ohana Landing (formerly ABC Daycare on London Rd.) provides supportive living for youth in transition for up to 4 years. It offers 7 individual housing units that currently houses 11 youth between the ages of 16-24. It allows the youth to find stability, learn necessary life skills and move on to something more independent and permanent.

Support services are provided at the home via Sarnia-Lambton Rebound.

The organizer of both events, David Burrows, stated “This is not a time to just sit still and wait for things to change. The youth homeless problem did not go away just because COVID-19 showed up. We all still need to continue to do our part to support each other in our community. ‘UNITY’ being key. This past Canada Day was a great example of just that.”

Chairperson for Ohana Landing, Tammy Vandenheuvel, said “Some of the money will be used to provide a laptop and software for a youth in the facility, to support her efforts to earn money and providing access to other online resources as well as other needed items”.

Anyone wishing to send a donation can call Preferred Towing at

519-344-7277 or online at

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