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A Big Boomer’s Legacy Thank You to Karl Ulrich of Oak Bay Bicycles

Maureen Eykelenboom

Karl and his team keep our riders on the road, year after year. It is hard to imagine a Boomer’s Legacy British Columbia bicycle ride without having Oak Bay Bicycles ready to take care of all the mechanical details, from replacing shoe clip screws to on-the-spot tire repairs. The ongoing annual support of people like Karl from Oak Bay Bicycles allows us to offer our riders the luxuries that have become synonymous with our Boomer’s Legacy British Columbia Ride.

To Karl and his team, and everyone else who puts in time and effort and other resources, our deepest thanks for helping us help our soldiers help others.

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Maureen Eykelenboom

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A Big Boomer’s Legacy Thank You to Parksville Thrifty’s

Maureen Eykelenboom

Without the ongoing annual support of people like Bill from Thrifty’s in Parksville we  would not be able to offer our riders half the luxuries that have become synonymous with our BC Ride. To Bill and his team, and everyone else who puts in time and effort and other resources, our deepest thanks for helping us help our soldiers help others.

You can view our complete list of sponsors in the sidebar >>

Maureen Eykelenboom

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2014 Boomer’s Legacy BC Ride Images and Media


 

Many thanks to everyone who contributed media from our ride. Special mention goes to to following people:


  • Genevieve Primeau


  • Shalene Upshall

  • Anthony Norris (370 images)

    You can view his images in the slideshow below:


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    Boomer’s Legacy is also grateful to the folks at 19th Wing Imaging for the wonderful images they shared with us. Have a look at them in the slideshow below:


     

    Maureen Eykelenboom

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    We just finished another amazing Boomer’s Legacy Bike Ride on Vancouver Island.

    So many fantastic people make up “Boomer’s Team. The volunteers, the cyclists the RCMP, CAV members, the staff at the Thrifty Foods, the Legion members, the donors and many more. This year’s ride was even better than last year, the camaraderie, the emotional remembrance ceremony where all fallen soldiers are remembered was so heartfelt and meaningful.

    So true, we don’t get over the loss of our loved one, but we do learn to live again. The people in my life now are the ones that lift me up, that help me to stand taller and that makes me smile.

    I am grateful to you all.

    Maureen EykelenboomFounderBoomer’s Legacy on the web

     

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    Canadian Fallen Soldiers from Afghanistan 2014

    The Ride for a Fallen Soldier

    Boomer’s Legacy had decided that each of the cyclists participating in our events will carry, on their bikes, the biography of one or more of our fallen soldiers and that all fallen soldiers will be represented throughout each Ride.

    Below you will find a list of all of the Canadian Fallen Soldiers from the war in Afghanistan, along with their photo.

     

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    Boomer’s Legacy – The Experience

    A simple journey by one, caught by another.

    Boomer’s Legacy inaugural Gala event and first fundraiser was held September 2007, Todd McGowan (a former CO of Andrew’s), chose to ride his bike from Victoria to Courtenay and convinced his friends to donate to the cause. In the audience Deb Koster was sitting with her Mom, Pamela Jolin, and when Todd presented his funds to Maureen and General Hillier she had a thought. Deb declared that she would get a group of friends and they would ride from Campbell River the following year and raise funds. That is how Boomer’s Legacy Bike Ride began, a simple journey by one, caught by another. The video below illustrates the fun, camaraderie and experiences of the people involved in this great cause.

    Boomer’s Legacy thanks Zac Whyte for his work in producing this video. Check out some more of Zac’s awesome work at zactv.com

    We encourage you to share this video far and wide.

     

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    Canadian Contribution Training Mission Afghanistan

    Capitaine Rebecca Sparkes est physiothérapeute qui conseille la programme de physiothérapie au L’Académie de Sciences Médicales des Forces Armées (ASMFA). Elle pose ici avec des membres du staff de cuisine au New Kabul Compound après avoir distribué des “Capuchons Boomer”, le 22 août 2013.

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    Captain Rebecca Sparkes, a Physiotherapist working as an advisor to the Physical Therapy Program at The Armed Forces Academy of Medical Sciences (AFAMS), poses with workers from the dining facility after handing out “Boomer’s Caps” on August 22, 2013 at the New Kabul Compound.