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Boomer’s Legacy lives on at Comox Valley Airport

A stained glass window dedicated to the Boomer’s Legacy Foundation was installed at the Comox Valley Airport.  To commemorate the occasion, founder Maureen Eykelenboom was on hand, along with Col. James Benninger of 19 Wing Comox and Fred Bigelow of the Comox Valley Airport.

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Maureen Eykelenboom and Dave Mellin with the Boomer’s Legacy window at YQQ.

“Boomer’s Legacy is committed to ‘Helping Soldiers Help Others’ by providing funds to support projects in communities where our soldiers serve,” said founder Maureen Eykelenboom.  “It is simply wonderful to see our legacy live on at the Comox Valley Airport. What a great way to remember the generosity of all the donors and sponsors that have helped us to provide funds for basic humanitarian needs, medical care and education in these communities.”

The window, created by local glass artist Jan Lindstrom, depicts the Boomer’s Legacy Foundation logo and a yellow ribbon, the well-known symbol of support for Canada’s troops.  

“19 Wing Comox is appreciative of the efforts of Boomer’s Legacy to make a positive difference in those communities in which our soldiers serve,” said 19 Wing Commander, Col. Jim Benninger. “I am happy to be here today to mark this occasion with Maureen and those who are committed to her cause.”

“The Comox Valley Airport is pleased to display this tribute to an organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others,” concluded YQQ CEO Fred Bigelow.  “This window truly symbolizes the generous spirit of our community and is an excellent way to welcome passengers into our airport.”

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The dedication of the Boomer’s Legacy window at YQQ took place at 2pm on 9 April 2014.

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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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Memories of the War Years: a Musical Tribute to Veterans

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Colour Parties of the three local Legion branches, veterans, and dignitaries.  The concert will feature approximately forty performers and will include the Evergreen Choristers and friends, dancers, Len Wilkie and the Lensmen Band, army, air force, and naval cadets from the area, Maureen Eyklenboom of Boomer’s Legacy, Pipe-Major Bill Quigg of the Comox Pipe Band, Eric McDonald and Sierra Krug and the Many Waters Band (Kandahar Song). Refreshments at the intermission will be provided for a donation by the Comox Valley Pathfinder girls.
Doors will open at 1:00 pm. Tickets for non-invited guests are: adults $10, students under 16 $5, children under 6 – free. Veterans of World War II and the Korean War will be admitted free. There will be representatives of the post-Korean War Era. Tickets are available at the Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton, Courtenay, BC V9N 6C6 (250-338-9241). Tickets are required for children under 6. The concert  will end about 4:15 pm.