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.
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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.
Boomer’s Legacy is pleased to announce our second annual Nova Scotia Boomer’s Ride, a 181-kilometre fundraising Ride from Greenwood to the top of Citadel Hill in Halifax on Saturday September 14th 2013.
Departing from Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Greenwood at 8:00 am, the challenging one-day Ride winds through the beautiful farmlands and local communities of the Annapolis Valley before crossing to the south shore of the province and finishing with a tough climb up to the top of Citadel Hill.
In participating in this important event, cyclists will experience an emotional journey of awareness, remembrance, and hope. Each participant has made a commitment to raise funds for Boomer’s Legacy humanitarian projects at home and abroad, with a goal of raising over $10,000 collectively at this year’s Nova Scotia Ride. The cyclists will commemorate the sacrifice of Canadian Forces fallen soldiers with photos and biographies of soldiers on their bicycles.
The event will kick off with an opening ceremony at CFB Greenwood at 7:45 am on Saturday September 14th. A welcoming ceremony at the end of the Ride in Halifax will be held at the top of Citadel Hill at approximately 6:30 pm the same day. Spectators and well-wishers are encouraged to cheer on the cyclists along their challenging course, and the public are invited to attend the send-off and arrival ceremonies at departure and conclusion of the event.
Registration remains open on our website for the 2013 NS Boomer’s Ride. The registration fee is $95, which includes a Boomer’s Legacy Bike Ride jersey, meals, and logistical support and transportation.
FMI or Interviews contact: Sarah Wuntke, (647) 229-9235, firstname.lastname@example.org
On this day, seven years ago, Andrew Eykelenboom lost his life. We remember our fallen brother with these words from Maureen:
[quote style="boxed"]The sun is shining brightly in Calgary this morning just like it was 7 years ago. The day we always wish didn’t happen. The day that Andrew was killed. Time does help, the pain of losing him is not as raw, acceptance and understanding that life has changed and that we need to find joy in living is present. But it truly never goes away, nor would I want it too. Here with my Calgary grand boys we talk about their Uncle Andrew and I see some of the genetics and characteristics of their Uncle in them, makes me laugh. Andrew truly left us a legacy that is so much more than “Boomer’s Legacy”. We were so blessed to have him as our son. We miss him ever day and smile when we talk about him and his antics. Getting ready to go to Peacekeeper’s Day here in Calgary, remembering all our fallen, all of our brave men and women who have served and are serving this country. (12/08/2013) [/quote]