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A Big Boomer’s Legacy Thank You to Al Watson at Duncan Thrifty’s

Maureen Eykelenboom

Without the ongoing annual support of people like Al from Thrifty’s in Duncan we  would not be able to offer our riders half the luxuries that have become synonymous with our BC Ride. To Al 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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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.

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

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

  • Anthony Norris

  • Shalene Upshall

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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7th Annual Boomer’s Legacy BC Bike Ride to Honour and Remember our Fallen Soldiers

The 7th Annual BC Boomer’s Bike Ride, a two-day fundraising event with 100 participating cyclists, is scheduled to start at 8 am at the main gate of Canadian Forces Base Comox on Friday June 13th, 2014.  The cyclists will stay overnight at the Brigadier D.R. Sergeant Armoury in Nanaimo (709 Nanaimo Lakes Rd), and will finish at approximately 5 pm on Saturday June 14th 2014 at the Legislative Grounds in Victoria (501 Belleville St, Victoria, BC).

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The BC Ride, a scenic 240 km trip along the beautiful coast of Vancouver Island, is an emotional journey of honour, awareness and remembrance for the 100 cyclists.  Each participant has made a commitment to raise a minimum of $300 for Boomer’s Legacy humanitarian projects at home and abroad. The cyclists, escorted by volunteer RCMP officers and the 3rd Canadian Army Veterans Motorcycle Club, will commemorate the sacrifice of Canadian Forces fallen soldiers with photos and bios of soldiers on their bicycles.

A welcoming ceremony in Victoria at the end of the Ride (at the cenotaph at the Legislative Grounds on Saturday June 14th at 5 pm) will be presided over by Rear Admiral Truelove, Commander of Maritime Force Pacific/Joint Task Force Pacific and Maureen Eykelenboom, Founder of Boomer’s Legacy.  All media are encouraged to attend the arrival ceremony.

Follow the Riders on Twitter @BoomersLegacy and Facebook.

 

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FMI prior to event, contact: Sarah Wuntke, (778) 836-7034boomerslegacypr@gmail.com

During event, please contact Maureen Eykelenboom, (250) 703-6261.