T he amazing crew of HMCS Ottawa recently took some goodwill and Boomer’s Caps with them on their journey. We at Boomer’s Legacy are grateful for their support and willingness to help our cause. Featured is a pic of Maureen meeting the crew.
We are currently working on implementing new online registration and fundraising software, which we hope will help improve your online experience with Boomer’s Legacy. In the meantime you can complete the form below and pre-register for the ride.
Please note that you will still have to complete the normal registration process once we have the new software implemented.
2014 British Columbia Bike Ride – 13-15 June
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.
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.
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
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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.
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.