Monday, June 20, 2011
Rimini was approached by Maureen Eykelenboom if we could escort the over 90 cyclist that would be cycling from Comox BC to Victoria, who raised funds for "Boomer's Legacy".
6 Rimini Members ( Uncle Stew, Mily, Tazz, Goody, Diesel, Jelly Bean) Waited for the cyclist to get over the Malahat and began escorting the riders to the Legislative Grounds in Victoria.
It was truly a moving event, and at moments when you could see the exhaustion in some of the riders, I watched a stronger rider would place a hand on their back to keep them going.. truly a touching moment..
Arrive at the destination - many hugs and cheers were given.Jane Nuttall was there waiting for the team ( she lost her son Lieutenant Andrew Richard Nuttall 2009.12.23)
As speeches and thanks were given, one moving moment when Maureen introduced Jane, she was standing alone, and as Mily and I turned to see she was alone, her and I walked over and made sure she wasn't, and that she knew we were there for her and she was appreciative.
There are no words...
When time for the group photo all cyclist were asked to sit on the steps, and Rimini was asked to be in the picture.. lets just say we REALLLY stood out!!!!
We were also invited to partake in the after party and supper..
Upon arriving - had a tasty beverage from Howe Sound Brewing of Squamish, British Columbia new beer, Boomer's Canadian Red Ale. The Ale will be made only once a year and released during remembrance day.
Supper was amazing, Maureen gave thanks to everyone who helped including Rimni.
On a side note : These past two weekends have been emotional and I wouldn't have missed it for the world. Ride for the Fallen and Boomer's Legacy.. How loss and tragedy can lead to such positive energy. I have never been more proud to be a CAV memberTo have a silver cross mother thank me and the rest of the crew for being there even if it was just a shoulder the lean on.....
There are just no words....
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