Provincial Constable Andrew J. Potts was a proud member of the Ontario Provincial Police. Andy had served the people of Ontario for seven-and-a-half years, initially serving at the Pickle Lake Detachment in 1998. While in Pickle Lake Andy received the Commissioner’s Citation for life saving. Andy returned home to Muskoka in 1998.
On July 20, 2005 Constable Potts and his partner Constable Matt Hanes responded to a call for service while serving the people of Muskoka. While enroute to this call the officers were involved in a motor vehicle collision. Constable Potts did not survive and his partner was seriously injured.
The Andy Potts Memorial Foundation now includes three fundraising events; The Andy Potts Memorial Golf Tournament, Andy’s Snowshoe Poker Run and this event, Andy’s Ride, an OPP escorted cycling event featuring 3 routes: 34km, 94km and 120km, as well as post ride entertainment, lunch and swag. Family and friends created these events to celebrate Andy’s life and give back to the community that he loved and served. The funds generated during these events will be used to support Andy’s House – a partnership project between the Andy Pott’s Memorial Foundation and Hospice Muskoka who are to working towards the long term goal of a residential Hospice for South Muskoka. For complete event details, or to register, please follow the link provided.