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 Caps and Izzy Dolls Join Christmas Boxes in Spreading Some Holiday Cheer

Boomer Caps and Izzy Dolls Join Christmas Boxes

This morning (November 26th) I took  5 very large boxes worth of Boomer Caps, Izzy Dolls and Blankets to the Comox Pentecostal Church. Pictured below is Faye Schellenberg, with a whole bunch of Christmas Shoe Boxes that are all heading to needy children. Our Boomer Caps, Dolls and Blankets are joining the shipment. Special thanks to all of our wonderful knitters.


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Memories of the War Years: a Musical Tribute to Veterans

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.
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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.

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