Benefit planned for Troy Ritchie family

A benefit has been planned for the family of Troy Ritchie.

A benefit has been planned for the family of Troy Ritchie.

Ritchie, a Lacombe citizen, sustained a severe injury in a motorcycle collision during the Numb Bum 24-hour Ice Race in Sandy Beach on Feb. 14th.

“After being treated on the ice by EMTs, he was transported by STARS Air Ambulance to the University of Alberta hospital where he later passed away,” said event organizer and Alberta Endurance Ice Racing Association (AEIRA) secretary Jim Burrows.

“Known as a talented veteran motorcycle rider and racer Troy left us doing what he loved; he was leading the race and will always remain first in our hearts.”

The fundraiser hosted by the AEIRA will be an evening of remembrance of Ritchie’s life, including a dinner, speeches, dance and auction. The evening will also feature a silent auction to raise additional funds.

“In addition to assisting the Ritchie family through this time of loss we will be supporting STARS Air Ambulance, as Troy was airlifted to the University of Alberta hospital,” said Burrows.

STARS is a dedicated rapid, highly specialized emergency medical transport system for the critically ill and injured.

The benefit organized by the AEIRA, will be held on Saturday, April 25th at the Radisson Hotel Edmonton South (4440 Gateway Blvd N.W.)

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $80 and available at