Shriners Care Cruiser Program

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The Shriners Care Cruisers provide transportation at no cost for children with burns, orthopedic issues and spinal-cord injuries to Shriners Hospitals in Portland and Spokane as well as patients to and from Sunny Hill and BC Children's Hospital. The cruisers also transport pregnant women to the hospital.

History

  • Established in 2001 as a Private Carrier to transport physically challenged children and their parents to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland, Oregon, for treatment. This program has now been expanded to the entire province of BC and the Yukon.

Facilities

Al Azhar Shriners Society Office

  • Address: 5225 101 St NW, Calgary, AB T3L 1S4
  • Phone: 403-239-0030

BC/Yukon Office

  • Address: 3550 Wayburne Ave., Burnaby, BC V5G 3K9
  • Phone: 604-291-7707

Fleet Roster

Al Azhar Shriners Society (Calgary)

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission VIN Notes
5624 Shriners 5624.jpg MCI J4500

Shriners of British Columbia and Yukon

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission VIN Notes
857 11/1985 MCI 102-A3 1M8FDM7A2FP040571
858 1990 MCI 102-C3 1M8GDM9A6LP043664
859 MCI 102-EL3
860 1998 MCI 102-EL3 1M8TRMPA7WP060299
863 2003 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar SM(?)FL Ford Power Stroke 7.3L Ford 4R100
  • Retired
  • Equipped with Luminator Horizon LED signs and Braun Millennium Series wheelchair lift
  • Listed for sale on Craigslist in August 2018[1]
2011 MCI J4500
  • 6000th unit off MCI's E/J assembly line[2]
MCI J4500
MCI J4500
MCI E4500
MCI 102-C3

References

  • https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/pml/cto/d/wheelchair-lift-equipped-mini/6677503327.html
  • MCI's 6000th unit rolls off E/J line; new J4500 to support all-MCI Shriners medical transport, mcicoach.com, retrieved 2011-12-26