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2014 Boomer’s Legacy Nova Scotia Ride a Huge Success

Maureen Eykelenboom

Cycling 180 Kim’s for Boomer’s Legacy, way to go Nova Scotia!

Maureen Eykelenboom

On Saturday, 13 September a group of 45 Nova Scotia riders successfully cycled 180 km from 14 Wing Greenwood to Citadell Hill Halifax, in support of Boomer’s Legacy. The event was blessed with sunny skies and no incidents.

Boomer’s Legacy extends our deepest thanks to Lisa Klco and everyone else who made this ride the success it was. Looking forward to 2015 already.

Have a look at the slideshow below for some images from the event.

You can view more images of the ride via the Boomer’s Legacy 2014 Nova Scotia Ride Facebook page.

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  • ATF Romania: ATF members completed the charity project and presented the key to the grandmother and her granddaughter on August 17, 2014.
  • Present during the key hand-over were representatives from Blythswood, the partner charity organization, and the mayor’s office.
  • The project was made possible by the personal motivation of ATF members, the generosity of the Boomer’s Legacy Foundation, the leadership of Blythswood Romania (charity), and the support of the Floresti Mayor’s Office and our hosts the Romanian Air Force.
  • The project made a big difference in the life of the beneficiary and has helped bring the ATF closer to the local community.



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



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



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:


    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


    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



    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.


    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.”


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