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house 7 Riding Saskatchewan 12 BC – YT Events 13 Faith & Motorcycles – YT Events 14-15 BC Events 16-18 BC Events Calendar – BC Events 19 Important Community News 21-22 National News and Events 23-28 From the Depths of File 13 – AKA My Two Bits 29-30 Motorcycle Musings 31-36 AB Event - Calendar 37-38 AB Events & Thoughts to Ponder 39 R.A.G.E. 40 Johnny Pag Motorcycle Raffle 41 Captain Ron’s Southern Sk Events List 42 bad Uncle Monkey 43-44 SK Events – Calendar 45-46 Ride Like A Pro – MB Events - Calendar

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Milwaukee’s Well-Known, Best-Kept Secret - by Ken Aiken at a non-descript We could barely see through the blacked-out doorway. This late windows of the van as our driver rolled slowly down in the evening the narrow alley past a line of overflowing trash bins, the dim glow of but were able to smell the river when we stopped a single lamp mounted on the yellow brick wall barely illuminated the small bronze plaque that read, International Exports, Ltd. / 779 Front St. / Estab. 1968. Clad in a London Fog trench coat, our driver merely indicated the heavy door and

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we have arrived

we quickly stepped through into a small room. Two women barred our way and demanded the password. We had arrived at the Safe House. This wasn’t London, nor was it a James Bond film, but it might as well have been. This was our first night in Milwaukee and while we could find people

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who admitted knowing about this long-established watering hole, not a soul would tell more or divulge the password. Even our driver claimed that he wasn’t privy to it.

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the reconnaissance A secret door and narrow passageway led to a maze of dimly lit rooms filled with people; waiters and waitresses slithered through the crowd holding precariously laden, large oval trays high above their heads. Waiting for a table, my associates held their position while I set out on reconnaissance. I spied patrons who had immersed themselves in this adventure.

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seeking the mens room Four cute, giggling girls with hastily applied black handlebar mustaches temporarily barred my way on the stairs.

Off to my right, two couples seated in a wooden phone booth were attired in tuxedos and slinky satin gowns as if they had just stepped out of a spy thriller.

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I managed to locate a door affixed with the appropriate logo, but opening it discovered a brick wall and not the men’s room. Discretely following one of Control’s operatives—cleverly disguised as a waiter—I discovered the secret library where

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the library a meeting was in progress. Photos and posters covered almost every wall; artifacts—including one that holds a secret exit—filled every nook and cranny. Behind the long wooden bar, a massive world map showed positions of undercover operatives while orders ripped through overhead pneumatic tubes to an unknown location.

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the password?? Shown to a table with a white tablecloth that doubled as an instruction manual for the disassembly of an M1 carbine, we drank our beers and contemplated the menu. Starting with Bourne Identity (baby spinach, fresh raspberries, roasted walnuts, shaved Romano cheese, and garlic balsamic vinaigrette) and Mata Hari’s Asian Salad (marinated chicken breast, baby lettuce, mandarin oranges, snow peas, spring onions, tomatoes, crispy won-tons, and Control’s Top Secret ginger dressing) we moved on to plates of MI-5 (baked Atlantic Salmon), Chef Crafty’s Sensation (chicken), Manchurian Prawns, and a Double Agent Spy Burger. The food was slightly above average, but the atmosphere rated a “10” in our books.

were admitted as agents and sworn to secrecy. Ask about on the street and you’ll catch knowing half smiles—after all, the Safe House has been in business since 1966—and, if you’re lucky or persistent, someone might even tell you how to find it. But give you the password? Not a chance (but I have left you clues).

Our mission—a 900-mile ride across four states—was at a close. Tomorrow my comrades would board flights back to their home offices while I would linger to investigate what other culinary secrets this city held. The Safe House is a “must” for visitors to Milwaukee, but you must pardon me for not revealing the password or its exact location. We

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Riding Saskatchewan The biggest problem is convincing people to get off the major highways and go explore. In many cases, you only need to go four or five minutes out of your way to discover a wonderful community with intriguing pasts!

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30’s, 40’s and even into the early 50’s, the Fudge Snow Sedan or Snow plane as they were often called is an amazing machine.

The people of Saskatchewan are salt of the earth. They are inviting and open just like their landscape.

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his past summer I had the pleasure of spending some time riding through the province of Saskatchewan. I know a lot of riders who dread that province because they think it is flat and boring.

Places like Moosomin in South East Saskatchewan offer up unique museums that are manned by equally unique people who are willing to tell you the story behind a church that was moved or a rare tractor that was restored. They will tell you stories of their ancestors and show you how a cream separator works or show you a rare antique vehicle.

I stopped in at the Moosomin Museum and was greeted by a Yes there are lots of flat roads, straight roads, and character named Mr. Barry who was only many places that are wide open with only a small too happy to show me smattering of trees here and there, but there are so around. many places in Saskatchewan that will surprise you. One of the many Even in the flattest of the prairie land, gems I discovered while Saskatchewan has some gorgeous valleys that chatting with Mr. Barry seem to spring up out of nowhere and there are was the Fudge Snow some gorgeous curvy roads along the many lakes Sedan that used to be and rivers in the province. made in Moosomin. Then there are the badlands that offer you A popular method of magnificent views and the North Country offers up transportation in the 20’s, a ton of forested areas filled with curves and hills. I personally love Saskatchewan. I find its diversity and people appealing.

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Snow Plane For 6 years Moosomin has hosted a Snow Plane gathering where not only the locally built Fudge Snow Sedan has been on hand to take people for rides, but also Lorch snowplane that was built in Spy Hill SK., as well. The event is generally held the first Sunday in March. The propeller driven winter ski car became obsolete with the invention of the snowplow. If you’d like to check out these amazing machines, contact the Moosomin Regional Museum for the times and official date for 2014’s snow plane event or stop in to visit their Fudge Slow Sedan that is on display. (306) 435-3301 There was a plethora of other interesting vehicles on hand at the museum along with a wide array of artifacts from days gone by. It is most definitely worth your time to stop if you love old vehicles!

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Brodview Museum I left the museum late in the afteroon and headed south out of town to the little community of Fairlight where I then headed west towards Wawota. Sadly the museum there was closed for the summer when I got in, but it is a pretty community and the people are so friendly. From Wawota I headed back north to Whitewood,

and made my way on the Trans Canada to Broadview. They have an interesting museum there with a sod house and it came highly recommended but sadly I had dallied too long taking photos of some of these pretty little communities and the museum was closed for the day. I still managed to snoop around the perimeter a little and get some great photos.

It was getting to be early evening by the time I stopped in Grenfell, I was captivated by this extremely pretty community. From the highway it doesn’t look like much, but once you get into the downtown core, there are gorgeous murals and a beautiful church and again, those smiling, welcoming people!

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Broadview MUSEUM

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Lumsden Plaza I fueled up at the Esso and then headed northwest towards Lumsden where I ate a pizza at the Lumsden Valley Pizza House. These guys make one of the BEST pizzas I have ever eaten and I can thank my friend, Ken the Glassdude for introducing me to this place three summers ago.

ended up stayed in the little community of Davidson over night and got to see their famous teapot. I headed to Kenaston to see their hockey-playing snowman and took a few minutes at their war monument.

I enquired about motel rooms but none were to be had so I pushed Northwest.

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Kenaston I stopped in a number of little communities and just spent the afternoon riding one side road after another, snaking my way towards North Battleford, and completely avoided having to ride in Saskatoon!

Kenaston Snowman

All these little communities I mention, many, just off of the highway by a minute or two are filled with people who have big hearts and a welcoming attitude and they appreciate the business at their gas stations and small coffee shops.

They love seeing visitors spend time at their monuments and roadside attractions and they love knowing why you stopped. Like every place in the world that one can travel, the surroundings are only one part of the travel experience.

Davidson Teapot.

It is the people who touch you that make your experience memorable and Saskatchewan is filled with wonderful people. If you choose to ride through and not experience or

appreciate the hospitality, the history and the big skies of Saskatchewan you are depriving yourself! This coming summer when I attend the BAD Rodeo in Estevan, I am seriously thinking of taking the trip North West to Broadview again, to go see their museum in its full splendor, as it looks very intriguing indeed and since after the BAD Rodeo, I plan on taking in the St. Victor Boogie, I will have the time to do a little riding of the back roads of Saskatchewan!

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Faith & Motorcycles

Just Fix It Already !

Everyone who has been ignoring a ‘problem or issue’ with their scoot, raise your hand. Don’t

fluid when heading into snow, sleet and hail where the roads are covered with salt and sand. You have probably all been there at least once in your life, where the windshield becomes for all intents and purposes, a curtain you cannot see through so you wind up sticking your head out the window to see what’s coming your way and what is in front of you. Downright dangerous and entirely preventable.

I recently drove from the B.C. Interior to the coast know about you, but I tend and encountered white out conditions at night as to let things go on my bike a storm that was predicted hit with a vengeance. I or my cage, that I know need fixin, until I usually wind knew only one headlight on my pickup truck was up regretting when it’s too late. working but ventured into the storm thinking nothing My foot pegs were installed backwards so that they of it. Well as the snow began to fly and the darkness don’t kick up when I’m not using them, but rather of night had hit like a Mack Truck, I was navigating down. So when I’m on the highway and I think about on one headlight that was casting it’s ray to the far using them, just imagine the fun I’m having trying right and downward, so it was virtually useless. Only to kick them back up. It ain’t easy and it ain’t pretty. when I hit my high beam switch could I actually Another classic for me is remembering to bring my see the road ahead of me. However it was shining special sized stainless steel coffee mug with me slightly to the left, and greatly irritating the oncoming on road trips. It seems the bolt on cup holder was traffic. So much so that I wound up driving much designed to only securely hold the matching mug of the highway down the mountain with virtually no and anything else either slips through the rim / holder head lights guiding me. Enough said. From this day too far and wants to scratch my paint (on the tank) forward, I will never put off what needs to be done, or it sits so high it’s unstable. I’ve tried a few other on my cage or bike, (my wife is standing beside me mugs but they tend to get wedged into the holder as I am writing this by the way) that is in any way a and cause no small amount of distraction when I am safety issue. wanting a sip of my Tim Horton’s. Ironically, as I drove through this storm thinking Now this is child’s play compared to me driving I could so easily have prevented this nasty little up north and knowing I’m low on windshield washer situation if I had only prepared. If I had just taken the time to realize the potential problems I might face, then I would have taken a half hour out of my day to get the light fixed. No big deal. And you know, the Christian walk is a lot like that. There are storms out there and we can never expect to experience smooth sailing throughout our days and years. So knowing this, we ought to prepare ourselves for those times where we need to take the precautions and necessary steps to equip and enable us to focus on the compass in the storm (the compass being Jesus) and come through them, unscathed.

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In our “Owner’s Manual for Life” we read in the book of Psalms, Chapter 91, verses 1-3 the following; “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I trust him. For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.” If you make Jesus your God, you can experience this comfort, protection and refuge. Ride Safe, Ride True Pastor Chuck

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BC events calendar Event Veterans MC South Island Crew Party Motorcycle Bootcamp 2014 Steve Drane HD 6th Annual Victoria Motorcycle Swap Meet Trev Deeley Motorcycles Motorcycle Bootcamp 35th Annual Motorcycle Parts Swap Meet 28th Annual Coombs Swap Meet 8th Annual GVMC Spring Fun Run 29th Annual Classic & Vintage M/C Swap Meet and Show ‘N Shine BC Lone Wolf 3rd Annual Spring Kick Off Show & Shine GVMC Gord Heppler Memorial Run Ride for the Kids CMDRA Season Kick Start Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live Chilliwack Poker Run 3rd ANNUAL Ride To Live Classic Vehicle Show & Shine Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live Vancouver Poker Run Konquer Motorcycles Ride & Rock Rockstart Energy Drink Motocross Nationals Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live Vancouver Island

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Ladysmith

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03/08/2014

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04/13/2014

Surrey

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Tsawwassen (Delta)

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Salmon Arm

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Chilliwack

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Courtenay

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06/14/2014

Kamloops

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Kamloops Prince George

Kamloops MD Ride

06/15/2014

Kamloops

Peach City Beach Cruise Horsethief Hideout 2014 Memorial Rally 2014 Western Regional H.O.G. Rally OMRA 2014 RIDE TO HISTORIC BARKERVILLE BC CONGA Breast Cancer Ride Grand Forks Summer Stomp & Burnout 60th Annual GVMC Routledge Run Ride Into History

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Penticton

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Invermere

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Squamish

07/11/2014

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Grand Forks Sicamous

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Sooke Lions Poker Run Boogie Bash 2014

07/27/2014 08/01/2014

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Cumberland

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08/14/2014 08/24/2014

Barkerville Ashcroft

6th Annual Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup 2014 WITW Canadian National Rally CMDRA High Desert Nationals 21st Annual Defenders Poker Run 30th Annual Port Alberni Toy Run Salmon Run Motorcycle Rally

08/24/2014

Victoria

09/13/2014 09/21/2014

Port Alberni Vancouver

Fraser Valley Toy Run

10/12/2014

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BC EVents

July 25-26, 2014 Friday

Classic Car & Motorcycle Cruise In Free All Ages Concert Johnny Cash, Elvis tributes & more

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Scenic Ride & Dinner Banquet Registration required

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Haircut / Head Shave for the kids 2014 Military Police National Motorcycle Relay Ride Police Fund for Blind Children and the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. As a bonus the hair will be dontated to “Locks for Love” and will used to benefit a cancer Patinent, a tripple win for those who need our assistance from time to time.

In 2009 I was part of the Cops For Cancer Tour-De-Rock where our team raised 1.5 Million for Cancer research. At that time several of us shaved our heads and donted hair for a wig for Cancer patients. This year in support of the Military Police National Motorcycle Relay Ride 2014, I challenge you, the Summer 2012 Canadian public to sponser myself in my attempt to raise $10,000 for less fortunate children and in doing so you will help your Team BC raise money for the Military

If I raise $5000 or below, I will cut off just the 8-10 inches needed for a wig; however; I challenge you October 2013 all to help me meet the goal of $10,000 where I will actually shave my head and give more hair for those who need it.

You can send your donations directly to myself: Lamont French, 1109 Monica Terrace, Victoria, BC, V9C 3V2 Or you can go to www.mpnmrr.ca web site and make an online donation and add the comment: Lamont French – Locks for Love

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national events 2014 WITW Canadian National Rally August 14—17, 2014

Gold Rush Come join the Saddlebags Chapter of Women in the Wind for the first Canadian National WITW Rally! Thursday to Friday—Barkerville, B.C. Friday to Sunday—Prince George, B.C. For more information go to our Website: witwsaddlebags-ca.webs.com Or chat with us on Facebook: Women in the Wind Saddlebags Chapter

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From the Depths of File 13 (- aka My two bits worth ) by Belt Drive Betty With 8 recent suicides of Military personnel, I have decided to share with you something that I have been working on since July when I was on the Bikers United in Remembrance Conga in support of our veterans. One of my stops on the Conga was at the ANAVETS club in Kamloops. Myra Boomhour had set up a BBQ to support the conga and while there, I was introduced to David Hughes. David told me of a Young Offenders Centre that is vacant and has agreed to help me obtain a lease on the property for a holistic healing centre that would be run by veterans for veterans. The dream of a place where veterans could come and stay for the support, therapy, counseling, VAC admin supports ETC  that  they need started a long time ago with a chat that Trapper Cane of the Canadian Army Veterans Motorcycle Units and I had.

Entering High Valley

Exterior of dorm house

He and I dreamt of this exact piece of land that is now within our reach.

Main reception

30 dorm rooms with a private facility for the ladies, classrooms, commercial kitchen and laundry, workshop, gymnasium and a whole lot more!

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From the Depths of File 13 Behind every successful man, there is a woman And behind every unsuccessful man, there are two.

One of 4 classrooms

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Lighting and lock down control centre

Here are a few photos of the facility, which is located on 150 acres and has a grazing lease of a further 240 acres and is close to a lake! Work to the sewer system and fire sprinklers along with paint, cleaning and some elbow grease is really all this facility needs to be up an operational quickly.

The facility offers room to grow and expand as needed and is close to everything needed to provide the services veterans and their families desperately need.

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High Valley Veteran’s Centre will be a place where veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, can come to obtain: NB: A special emphasis will be placed on veterans who have served less than 10 years and those who are in crisis and require special, immediate supports. High Valley Veteran’s Center will offer the veteran a holistic approach to civilian life integration where the services and supports that they need to thrive will be provided in an allencompassing environment. By drawing on the vast support network that is available in close proximity to the High Valley location, we will be able to deliver a wide array of programs and services to the veterans that require our support.

needs to become viable quickly and efficiently. The High Valley Camp as it is currently called provides for dormitory style living with a full gymnasium, industrial kitchen and laundry facilities, classrooms, administration offices, access to the lake along with 150 acres for expansion and a variety of ways to generate some income for itself including a 240 acre farm with grazing rights. The facility provides for both male and female veterans to participate with separate housing for female veterans. The High Valley Camp is the ideal facility for our purpose of saving lives and families, not only because of the facilities’ infrastructure, but because it offers a remote and quiet setting that is close to Kamloops and Kelowna Airports, rehab and job retraining services, medical services and Physio therapy services. It is also close to Logan Lake and Merritt as well and within reasonable driving distance to Vancouver. There are a reasonable number of jobs in the region working for mines and housing is affordable in Logan Lake for those who choose to stay in the region. Many of the jobs available to members of our program would be in places like Fort McMurray

Because of its unique location near Logan Lake BC, High Valley Camp is the ideal property to become the High Valley Veterans Center. As a former young offenders center it is already equipped with the core infrastructure the center

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From the Depths of File 13 where they are in need of quality well trained employees. High Valley Veterans Center – The Concept When a veteran comes to High Valley, they will meet with their team: the clinical psychologist, the VAC Liaison, if needed, the nurse and the building/ facilities administrator – their direct “boss”. They will then be assigned a room and taken for a tour of the facility by the building administrator. On day two, the veteran, together with their VAC Liaison and the psychologist, will map out a program designed for the unique needs of each individual veteran. Their progress and needs will be monitored weekly through meetings with their counselors and the building administrator and their programs adjusted accordingly. The veteran will work at the facility, attend courses and counseling and assist in farming or gardening duties or PTSD dog training duties. They will be paid a wage; they will pay for their room and board. Saturdays for all resident veterans would involve a full 6 hours of working on the facility and 2 hours

working with the dogs or at farming or gardening chores. Saturday evenings for those wishing and depending on where they are in the process, a van will take them to the social house of their choice; the RC Legion, ANAVETS Club or the Eagles Club in Kamloops and bring them home. An average day for one veteran may look like: 7 AM Breakfast 8 AM – work detail 12 Noon – Lunch 1:00 pm – Counseling session – Psychologist 2:00 – VAC Liaison session

week, they may need them 5 days a week. Some veterans may stay at our facility for 3 months and others may require a longer stay. The programs will be made to meet the needs of each individual veteran. Their days will be structured to meet their civilian integration, job retraining or certificate courses and counseling needs and will provide far less stress as everything they need to access will be close by and where ever possible and feasible provided for them on site. The goals of this method of service delivery are: 1: To provide a comprehensive, well rounded, individualized program of services

3:00 – 5pm - Work detail 5:30 pm supper 6:30 – 8:30 PTSD Dogs Another veterans schedule might be exactly the opposite, working with dogs first thing in the morning. And not every day will be the same in that they may only need counseling sessions 2 times per

2: To ease the burden of therapy needs and financial constraints 3: To remove barriers to treatments and job retraining and integration services 4: To provide a reason for boots to hit the floor

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From the Depths of File 13 everyday 5: To provide hope While the veteran comes here to help him or herself, they will aide the growth and enriched the lives of their fellow veterans by providing PTSD dogs, improving the facilities and supporting each other. This centre will create jobs for Logan Lake and area residents as core support personnel needed to

run the facility day to day will be required. Those positions include; janitors, laundry staff, kitchen staff, secretary, receptionist, RN/LPN, paramedical staff and the farm manger. (We intend to keep the former farm manger, Joyce Shannon on staff) Who we are: This is a Canadian Army Veterans Motorcycle Units National Initiative

The board of directors for the High Valley Veteran’s Centre is comprised of a group of people who have backgrounds and first hand knowledge of working with PTSD sufferers and have been active in their respective communities in affecting change for our veterans.   Paul “Trapper” Cane - Current National President and CEO of The Canadian Army Veterans Motorcycle Units Renee Charbonneau – CEO Belt Drive Betty Media Graeme Hume – Sgt. Troop Warrant, Ret’d Building Admin Barry Drews – CAV Member J. Brian Archer  - Citadel Canine Society Advisory Council: Medric Cousineau – Capt. Ret’d – Paws Fur Thoughts David Hughes – Hughes Foundation Canadian Veteran’s Advocacy - Mike Blais  (VAC Coordinator) Dr. Dee Rajska – Clinical and Rehabilitation Psychologist ________________________ We have already formed partnerships with several service providers and are networking with every possible veterans support group possible. Groups like V.E.T.S., Wounded Warriors, True Patriot Love and many, many more have been contacted to ensure a streamline method of service delivery and no duplication of existing services. The centre will cost approximately $4.5 million dollars a year to run and in it’s first year of operation has the potential to impact upward of 200 veterans and their families.

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From the Depths of File 13 We can provide as many as 120 veterans with hands on support and a further 72 with service dogs in our first year. We have a 10 year plan for expansion of the facility to incorporate cabins for family visits and a veterans village for those needing long term housing supports. Preventing Suicides - A Tangible Solution Our proposal has garnered letters of support from NDP Veterans Affairs Critic Peter Stoffer and several mental health professionals including Dr. Dee Rajska – Clinical and Rehabilitation Psychologist and Margo Butler of the John Howard Society. Our biggest champion for this centre, outside of David Hughes and the Hughes Foundation, has been MP David Sweet who took our proposal to the office of Julian Fantino on our behalf. Our proposal for the High Valley Veterans Centre is in the hands of Minister Fantino and his staff as I write this.  We have had our first discussion and provided the additional information th ministers office requested, now we need to have the power of positive thinking of every person who reads this - to have our funding request met with favour. 
I am asking all of you who read about this centre to say some prayers, to help us make this centre a reality.  
PLEASE write your MP offering support for our centre - LIVES DEPEND ON IT! 
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Dear              ,

of a Canadian Forces Member, I as a Canadian citizen and taxpayer hear the screams for help of our military members and veterans who are battling with PTSD and other operational stress injuries. I am writing to let you know that Minister Fantino’s office is in possession of and reviewing, the application for funding and administrative liaison support for High Valley Veterans Centre, which will provide a holistic approach to helping our soldiers and veterans in reclaiming their lives. You can see the Executive Summary for High Valley Veterans Centre by visiting the blog of the lady who is spearheading this project: Preventing Suicides - A Tangible Solution www.beltdrivebetty.blogspot.ca I ask you to please review the information and then please, support the men and women who defend and protect our country, support their families and their rights to a brighter and better future. Sincerely John/Jane Q Citizen Note from the Author, Belt Drive Betty - AKA Renee Charbonneau: As a civilian survivor of PTSD, a member of the C.A.V. and a person who has multiple ties to the military, I was presented the right opportunity to spearhead a project that has the potential to save lives and decided to take the bull by the horns. The support of those who have agreed to be on our board of directors and advisory council mean more than words can say.

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal. 

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Thank you for hearing me out folks,

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With the announcement of the ninth suicide

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Motorcycle Musings Everything seems to have a danger to it these days. But really, it seems every time you turn around, something Else has been classified as “Dangerous” & needs a warning label, or caution tag attached. Common sense has become an oxymoron, stepping off the

curb has become a thrill-seekers dream... & the mere sight of leather Anything on a body barely avoids causing averted eyes & breath-holding til you pass by... But WHO defines “dangerous”? Has someone been actually injured whilst walking & chewing bubblegum simultaneously? Trying to drink a “hot beverage” that needs 3 cardboard sleeves & welding gloves to hold onto?

Has anyone stopped to consider that all the safety devices vehicles have in them are now quite possibly making it MORE dangerous for people? That when you climb into a vehicle that is “fully loaded” with all the bells & whistles & numerous awards & certificates for being safe, it has the potential to turn the drivers into the guys from Fast & Furious, who think.. Believe? they are now Invincible....

Or has someone merely Thought there could be injury? And if so, injury of what magnitude? Or is pain, simply pain? And the term “Dangerous” simply been made into such a broad classification that only a team of well-trained professional monkeys can figure out?

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People Gleefully tell me how dangerous a motorcycle is, all the things that can go wrong, all the “how they’ve heard...” stories of blood, guts & glory. Some have never even touched a bike. But they KNOW it is dangerous. When asked if they’ve considered all that can go Right? One is reminded of a deer-in-theheadlights... Oh yeah...don’t play in traffic; it’s not safe!!

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Motorcycle Musings Funny, I got broken up in a car wreck a few years back. Big, safe, “totally safe” vehicle. Was well over a year before I drove again. Still admit to not being a great passenger. A few years later, I broke more things when I dumped my bike. As soon as the sling came off, I was back on the road. yeah I know... How odd...! Was I scared? Totally. Did it hurt? oh yeah! So why? Because to me, “Dangerous”  is people running stop signs because they aren’t paying attention to the job at hand. It’s being overconfident when

you are still learning. It’s people taking uneducated risks at other’s expense. It’s people maybe driving too fast for road conditions in the winter, & like I saw last week, being killed because of it. I recognize a different Kind of “danger” maybe. I think now that I’m aware of it, it may well keep me safer. At least, I might know better, what to look Out for! ( Like deer !)  I think,  & no offense if you be one who needs it, but a warning label to not use a hair dryer while in the shower, grab the working end of a chainsaw to sharpen the chain or feed dog shampoo to your fish,   is, well...a danger of a whole ‘Nother sort..!!. later.. K

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AB Events - Thoughts to Ponder Politicians – Liars All A busload of politicians was driving down a country road, when suddenly the bus ran off the road and crashed into an old farmer’s barn. The old farmer got off his tractor and went to investigate. Soon he dug a hole and buried the politicians. A few days later, the local sheriff came out, saw the crashed bus and asked the old farmer where all the politicians had gone.

There he meets an Aussie farmer and gets talking. The Aussie shows off his big wheat field and the The sheriff asked the old farmer, “Lordy, were they Texan says, “Oh! We have wheat fields that are at ALL dead?” least twice as large.” The old farmer said, “Well, some of them said Then they walk around the ranch a little, and they weren’t, but you know how them crooked politicians lie.” The old farmer told him he had buried them.

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ab events - Thoughts to Ponder the Aussie shows off his herd of cattle. The Texan immediately says, “We have longhorns that are at least twice as large as your cows.” The conversation has, meanwhile, almost died when the Texan sees a herd of kangaroos hopping through the field. He asks, “And what are those?” The Aussie, fed up with the Texan’s bragging replies with an incredulous look, “What, don’t you have any grasshoppers in Texas?” Fashion Sense A farmer was at a diner one day having lunch when he noticed an old friend. What really caught his attention was that this friend was wearing an earring. The farmer knew his old buddy to be a fairly conservative fellow, and was curious about his sudden change in “fashion sense.” The farmer walked up to him and said, “I didn’t know you were into earrings.”

“Don’t make such a big deal, it’s only an earring,” the fellow replied sheepishly.

flight. Unfortunately he was wrong and dropped like a rock, splatting when he hit the floor.

The farmer was silent for a few minutes, but then his curiosity got the best of him and he asked “So, how long have you been wearing one?”

The moral to the story is: Never fly off the handle when you’re full of crap.

“Ever since my wife found it in my truck,” the man replied. A Barn Yard Proverb A fly was buzzing around a barn one day when he happened on a pile of fresh cow manure. Due to the fact that it had been hours since his last meal, he flew down and began to eat. He ate and ate and ate. Finally, he decided he had eaten enough and tried to fly away. He had eaten too much though and could not get off the ground. As he looked around wondering what to do now, he spotted a pitchfork leaning up against the wall. He climbed to the top of the handle and jumped off, thinking that once he got airborne, he would be able to take

A Whiskey Lesson A man drinks a shot of whiskey every night before bed. After years of this, the wife wants him to quit; she gets two shot glasses, filling one with water and the other with whiskey. After getting him to the table that had the glasses, she brings his bait box. She says “I want you to see this.” She puts a worm in the water it, and it swims around. She puts a worm in the whiskey, and the worm dies immediately. She then says, feeling that she has made her point clear, “what do you have to say about this experiment?” He responds by saying: “If I drink whiskey, I won’t get worms!”

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R.A.G.E. everything “exactly” like in the document SGI released last week? We are also in communications with SGI to work on the wording…because we all know just how badly SGI can mess something up when it comes to wording. So this is basically a quick communication to everyone…advising you to hang on…we are getting answers and will be getting them to you as soon as we have them. Well…you’ve probably already heard that SGI is hitting us with another rate increase.  We aren’t happy about that…and we’ll be addressing this soon.  Last year the Rate Review Panel recommended we have zero increases in the Motorcycle class till the results of the Motorcycle Review Committee could be implemented and results known. Instead, they’ve decided to treat us like all other vehicles.  Makes them look good…but a 6.4% increase on top of the 30% + 1% capital amount in

2012 and 15% + 1.23% capital amount last year… is once again too much. Keep watching…we’re already working on our submission for this year. The biggest news…and what could affect us the most is the news that the government has already approved all the recommendations put forward by the Minister Responsible for SGI.   At this point we don’t know exactly what this means…and we are already trying to get answers.  What did the Minister forward to Cabinet?  Was

May you never ride faster than your angels can fly…   Rhonda Cwynar President, R.A.G.E. Riders Against Government Exploitation 306.531.3139  *cell for calls, messages and text www.saskrage.org www.facebook.com/sask.rage www.twitter.com/saskRAGE

Dare to Know What your body needs to heal itself! The BodyTalk System with Practitioner: Bev Groot To book an appointment or find out more about the BodyTalk System call: 306.981.5686

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Canadian Legion of Riders Johnny Pag Motorcycle Raffle NAME:

ADDRESS:

Canadian Legion of Riders Charity Raffle Draw: July 13 2014 at, Rockin’ the Rink, Meota, SK at Midnight

1st Prize:Custom Painted Johnny Pag Motorcycle valued at $8500 supplied by: Johnny Pag Motorcycles of Canada & Belt Drive Betty W.C. Distributing, 1-780-881-5678

2nd Prize:Autographed Andrew Albers Minnesota Twins Jersey 3rd Prize:Autographed Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks Jersey PHONE:

Proceeds to Veteran related charities

Lottery Licence # RR13-0504

Tickets: $5

each

Special thanks to Sven Bernard of Johnny Pag Motorcycles of Canada for donating the bike that the

Canadian Legion of Riders in North Battleford Saskatchewan won! They are raffling it off to raise funds for their projects!

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Captain Ron’s Southern Saskatchewan Events List Pondarosa MH & RV Park

2014 Events

Located on Trans Canada Highway east side of Swift Current, SK

Keeping Southern Saskatchewan Motorcycle Riders Informed

Ph: (306) 773-5000 Open all year!

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Contact

Date

Moose Jaw Spa Afternoon & Supper

CMA Wally (306)757-0936

12-15 Jun

MJCA Murray (306)693-6834

20-22 Jun

Members Caen Unit CAVMU

10-13 Jul

Keith (306)634-9754

12 Jul

Supper: 5:30 at Houston Pizza Moose Jaw, SK

36th Annual Moose Jaw Swap Meet

15 Mar

Exhibition Convention Centre 250 Thatcher Dr. E. – Noon to 5 PM Moose Jaw, SK

Caen Unit – Fund Raising Supper

27 Mar

Press Box Sports Bar, 909 Albert St. Rack of Ribs & Beverage - $20.00 Regina, SK

17 May 18 May 24 May 25 May

B.A.D. BBQ Location TBA Estevan, SK

Motorcycle Awareness Run Details: TBA Regina, SK

30th Annual Cystic Fibrosis Ride For The Breath Of Life Start location TBA soon…

CMA Biker Blessing Start time: 3:30 PM

ROC Church, Hwy #6 S (South of RMP) Regina, SK

2nd Annual Redline Poker Run

7 Jun

Redline HD 102 23rd St. E., Saskatoon SK

Proceeds to Children’s Wish Foundation

B.A.D. Bike Rodeo

7 Jun

Stanley Park Beinfait, SK

12-15 Jun

35th Annual St. Victor Boogie Sylvan Valley Park St. Victor, SK www.stvictorboogie.com

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R.A.G.E. Rhonda (306)545-9413

19 Jul

Gordo (306)543-8936

26 Jul

CMA Wally (306)757-0936

27 Jul

Richard (306)934-2750

4-10 Aug

Keith (306)634-9754

24 Aug

SIR Larry (306)355-2248

30 Aug

Event/Location

9th Annual Patriot Guard Ride Minnesota Patriot Guard Lions Park - 1220 157th Ave. NE, Ham Lake, MN

Saskatchewan Ride For Sight Elbow Fairgrounds, Elbow, SK Email Al at: newfie@sasktel.net

Prairie Regional HOG Rally

Start Edge HD, Lloydminster, AB. Stops in Saskatoon & Yorkton SK End at Prairie HD, Regina, SK

Ride For A Vet

Canadian Legion of Riders 1157 100th St. North Battleford, SK

Caen Unit Poker Run

Details TBA… Regina, SK start location.

3rd Annual Fallen Brothers & Sisters Memorial Run Details to follow… Regina, SK

3rd Annual Show & Shine Riders Gear Shop Noon to 4:00 PM 1455 Rose St., Regina SK

Contact info@thepatriot ride.org CMC Al (306)527-4278 Robb Prairie HD (306)522-1714 Kevin saskgunhunter @yahoo.ca

RV and Tenting sites creekside ~Full or Partial Hook-ups Bathrooms/Showers ~ Laundry Facilities ~ Internet CAA Approved

Saskatchewan Ride for Sight Elbow Arena and Fairgrounds Save the Date! June 20 - 22, 2014

Caen Unit CAVMU D & T Customs Dave (306)536-3460

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Keith (306)545-4327

74th Annual Sturgis Rally Sturgis, SD

Sturgis.com

2nd Annual R.A.G.E. Motorcycle Show Details: TBA Regina, SK

Iron Workers Annual Poker Run Iron Workers Hall – 12pm Start 1138 Dewdney Ave. E Regina, SK

capt.ron@sasktel.net

R.A.G.E. Rhonda (306)545-9413 Colin (306)522-7932

Donison © 2014

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bad Uncle Monkey

Spinning wrenches on bikes is therapy right up there with rolling on the miles across this great country. We all like to tinker with our bikes making them faster, making them prettier, making sure everything is as perfect as possible. The previous owner had assure Mrs. Monkey the HondaMatic had spent the last ten years under a cover in a shed but it obviously spent the majority of its life out in the elements. It is rare to find a 34 year old bike in pristine conditions but there is a diffident difference between inside and out, a bike that is ridden and one that has been sitting in a barn. With the Kawi off the lift sporting a couple new oil seals it is the HondaMatics turn on the bench. Most of the dirt and grime are easily wiped away but that is where the fun starts, the satisfaction of taking a neglected bike that hasn’t been ridden in years to bring it back to the road. Chrome is cleaned and polished, cables oil and lubed. Satisfaction in the little things like freeing up the stiff “Parking Brake” lever. Its not a big job, not really time consuming but something that just screams to be done. I busy myself cleaning up the controls, getting everything working properly and smoothly. After a couple hours and some elbow grease and it doesn’t look like the same bike, doesn’t feel like the same bike.

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returning a bike to the road. I’m not going to do a full concurs restoration, I’m not going to trick it out into a chopper, bobber, cafe racer just put it back on the road where it belongs -bad Uncle Monkey

There is joy working on a new bike, happiness reworking someone’s old bike or building a bike from scratch but there is uniqueness to resurrecting the forgotten,

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S A A D E W A A A O E N D M A G E N M C A

I C D E W V C C R C O T M A C T A T I O N

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M T K M V L U A U V F C A O A H X F O F M

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Start Date

City

Website/Contact

Ride For Sight Steak Night Fundraiser

03/08/2014

Regina

https://www.facebook.com/ events/1386495564945836/

Moose Jaw Swap Meet

03/15/2014

Moose Jaw

Caen Unit Fund Raising Supper Cyclemania 2014 Pile O’ Bones Tattoo Convention 2014 B.A.D. BBQ Motorcycle Awareness Run 30th Annual Cystic Fibrosis CMA Biker Blessing B.A.D. Bike Rodeo 2nd Annual HOG Poker run 2nd Annual Redline Poker Run Swift Current TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad

03/27/2014 04/12/2014

Regina Saskatoon

05/10/2014 05/17/2014 05/18/2014 05/24/2014 05/25/2014 06/07/2014 06/07/2014 06/07/2014

Regina Estevan Regina TBA Regina Beinfait Saskatoon Saskatoon

06/07/2014

(306) 693-6834

http://www.saskatoonbikeshow.com

http://www.pileobonestattoo.com (306) 634-9754 (306) 545-9413 (306) 543-8936 (306) 757-0936 (306) 634-9754 (306) 934-2750 (306) 934-2750 http://support.pcff.ca/site/TR?fr_ Swift Current id=1122&pg=entry

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Start Date

City

Website/Contact

35th Annual St. Victor Boogie

06/12/2014

St. Victor

http://htttp://www.stvictorboogie.com

Saskatoon

http://support.pcff.ca/site/TR?fr_ id=1121&pg=entry

Saskatoon TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad 06/14/2014 Saskatchewan Ride For Sight 06/20/2014 Hippy Boogie and Memorial Poker run 06/27/2014 Prairie Regional HOG Rally 07/10/2014 Ride For A Vet First Annual Holy Roller Run *Humboldt SK - Golden BC Holy Roller Motorcycle Run Caen Unit Poker Run 3rd Annual Fallen Brothers & Sisters Memorial Run 3rd Annual Show N Shine CVMG ‘Touch of Europe’ Vintage Bike Rally 2nd Annual R.A.G.E. Motorcycle Show Iron Workers Annual Poker run

Elbow http://hippyboogie.webs.com http://www.prairieharleydavidson.com

07/12/2014

Estevan Regina North Battleford

07/13/2014 07/13/2014

Humboldt Humboldt

07/19/2014

Regina

306-231-0304 306-231-0304 http://3cav.thecav.ca/caen-unit-reginasask.html

07/23/2014 07/27/2014

Regina Regina

(306) 536-3460 http://www.ridersgearshop.com

08/08/2014

Gravelbourg

http://www.cvmg.ca/rally

08/24/2014 08/30/2014

Regina Regina

(306) 527-4278

(306) 545-9413 (306) 522-7932

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winding roads

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Motorman’s Tips, Tricks and Techniques

Winding Roads:

Recently, on my Internet forum, Motorman’s Tips and Tricks, http://forums.delphiforums.com/ motorman/start there was a long discussion about riding the Dragon and winding, curving roads in general. It seems that many people fear riding winding roads and try to avoid them at all costs. Many of the people who have windingroadaphobia say, “I can ride straight roads just fine, but those curves scare the hell out of me.”

very challenging road like the Dragon with 318 turns in 11 miles. What’s more, though I haven’t ridden the Dragon, I understand there are quite a few bikes on this road and a large number of them are being ridden very aggressively. Plus, there’s the occasional 18-wheeler and a good number of sports cars on the Dragon at any given time. Obviously, it’s not a stretch of road for the timid rider.

 So, the question is, how do you get over your windingroadaphobia? Fortunately, the answer is quite simple. You learn to use the proper techniques in as safe an environment as possible. Now, I know I’ve written many articles on riding the twisties, but, since failing to negotiate a turn is still the number one motorcycle crash that involves just the rider and no other vehicle, the proper techniques bear repeating.



The most important technique is the proper use of your head and eyes. What these people may not realize is that anybody can get on a motorcycle and ride it straight You must look only where you want the bike to go. down the road. Riding straight takes virtually no That means, focus as far towards the end of the turn skills at all. But, when the road starts to wind, you’re as possible. In order to do this properly, you must going to have to counter steer, down shift, up shift put your motorcycle in the correct position as you and use the brakes properly. enter the curve. In other words, you’re going to have to actually If the road curves to the right, placing your bike in ride the bike instead of just being along for the ride.

 If you don’t have the skill and confidence to perform the above, don’t even think about riding a

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the left portion of the lane closest to the center of the road gives you the best view around the curve. Naturally, if the road curves to the left, start the turn on the right portion of the lane, close to the edge of the road.

 Don’t look at the yellow line or oncoming vehicles. Brake and downshift before you enter the curve, then roll on the throttle or at the very least, maintain a steady throttle throughout the curve. Rolling on the throttle causes the bike to rise up on its suspension which gives you the most ground clearance. Avoid braking in the turn and rolling on and off the throttle in the turn, either one of these mistakes will cause the bike to straighten up and run wide of the curve.

 It’s very easy to practice these skills and build your confidence. Find a road with long sweeping turns or a low speed winding road and take it slow. You can even set up some low speed (15 to 25 mph)

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Ride Like a Pro - mb events calendar turns in a big parking lot to gain confidence. If you never do these things, you will never lose your fear of winding roads and you’ll be missing the best part of the motorcycling experience. Practice is the key, with repetition comes confidence and skill. It’s that simple. Now, get out there and ride.

Remember, all it takes is a little practice. Good Luck!

Event

Start Date

4th Annual Bondslave Motorcycle Swap Meet 03/152014 Manitoba TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad 05/31/2014 14th Annual Bison Classic Motorcycle Rally 06/27/2014

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City Portage la Prairie

Website/Contact

Winnipeg

(204) 857-2793 http://support.pcff.ca/site/TR?fr_ id=1112&pg=entry

Niverville

http://www.amcm.ca

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In this Issue

Daytona Bike

Week

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Lone Wolf Clubhouse News

Pages 61-62

47-51 ON Events - Calendar 52-53 Sports 54-56 ON Events 57

Ontario News & Events

58-60 Ontario Events 61-62 Lone Wolf Clubhouse News 63

ON Events

64-65 Important community News / Website Tip of the Week 66-67 Support Our Troops 68

QC Events - Calendar

69

QC Events

70

QC News – Events

71-72 Product Review 73

NB – PEI Events Calendar

74

Nl Events - Calendar

75

Atlantic Canada

76

WYZWMN’s Word to the Wise

77-78 NS Events Calendar 79

Event

Start Date

City

Website/Contact

The Motorcycle Show Toronto Cruise Don’t Bruise Pre-event Part Big Al’s Annual Swap Meet Euchre Night Alvinston Motorcycle Swap Meet Motorcycle Springshow SLBRO Monthly Meeting Lady Luck Riders Motorcycle Club Euchre Night 33rd Annual National Motorcycle and Tattoo Show SLBRO Monthly Meeting Lady Luck Riders Motorcycle Club Euchre Night

02/21/2014 02/22/2014 02/23/2014 02/28/2014 03/02/2014 03/15/2014 03/16/2014

Toronto Ottawa Dundas Camlachie Alvinston Toronto Petrolia

http://www.torontomotorcycleshow. ca (613) 728-4424 (905) 746-7077 http://ladyluck.sarnia.com http://www.slbro.on.ca http://motorcyclespringshow.com http://www.slbro.on.ca

03/29/2014

Camlachie

http://ladyluck.sarnia.com

04/12/2014 04/20/2014

Toronto Petrolia

http://nmshow.dreamhosters.com http://www.slbro.on.ca

04/26/2014

Camlachie

Poki-Barbi-Dan Open House Barbeque

04/26/2014 05/04/2014

Welland Clinton

Fort Erie Motorcycle Swap Meet Motorcycle Awareness Ride

05/04/2014 05/04/2014

SOS Motorcycle Social

05/07/2014

Ft Erie London Lambton Shores Reeses Corners

http://ladyluck.sarnia.com http://www.wellandmotorcycleclub. com http://platinum-powersports.com http://www. forteriemotorcycleswapmeet.com (519) 686-9996

Ride In Motorcycle Show And Shine 05/08/2014 5th Annual Trooper Mark Wilson Ride 05/10/2014 Ride for Disabled Vets

05/10/2014

London Ottawa

http://www.soslube.com (519) 845-0239 http://tmwr.weebly.com https://www.facebook.com/ RideForDisabledVets

NS Events

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Start Date

City

29th ABC Rally SLBRO Monthly Meeting

05/16/2014 05/18/2014

Aylmer Petrolia

Perth Forbidden Ride 05/23/2014 Huronia TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad 05/24/2014 CMDRA Eastern Division Series Cayuga 05/24/2014 Papa Joe Lefebvre Ride 05/24/2014 Kingston-Quinte TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad 05/24/2014 Distress Centre’s B.A.D. Ride 05/25/2014 London TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad 05/25/2014 Ride For Lupus 05/31/2014 Ottawa TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad 05/31/2014 Windsor TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad 06/01/2014 SOS Motorcycle Social

06/04/2014

Central Ontario Ride for Sight 06/06/2014 Ride for Sight - Ontario 06/06/2014 Grand River TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad 06/07/2014 Ride In Motorcycle Show And Shine 06/12/2014 CVMG Paris National Rally 06/13/2014

Website/Contact

johnnydundas@gmail.com http://www.slbro.on.ca http://www.visitperth.ca/ Shakespeare forbiddenride.html http://support.pcff.ca/site/TR?fr_ Barrie/Orillia id=1109&pg=entry Cayuga North Bay Kingston Concord

London Guelph Ottawa Windsor Lambton Shores Lindsay Lindsay Kitchener Reeses Corners Paris

http://www.cmdra.com (705) 497-9654 http://support.pcff.ca/site/TR?fr_ id=1110&pg=entry http://www.thebadride.com http://support.pcff.ca/site/TR?fr_ id=1111&pg=entry http://www.rideforlupus.ca http://support.pcff.ca/site/TR?fr_ id=1118&pg=entry http://support.pcff.ca/site/TR?fr_ id=1124&pg=entry http://www.soslube.com http://www.rideforsight.com/central_ ontario.php http://www.rideforsight.com/ http://support.pcff.ca/site/TR?fr_ id=1107&pg=entry (519) 845-0239 http://www.cvmgparisrally.ca

The future will soon be a thing of the past.

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Start Date

Friday the 13th Port Dover 06/13/2014 Ride for Rescue Cats 5th Annual 06/14/2014 CMDRA Eastern Division Series Grand Bend 06/14/2014 CMDRA Harleys By The Beach 06/14/2014 5th Annual Motorcycle Ride for Rescue Cats 06/14/2014 Nipissing TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad 06/14/2014 Toronto West TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad 06/14/2014 Durham TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad 06/14/2014 8th Annual Los Silverados Poker Run 06/14/2014 Golden Horseshoe TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad 06/14/2014 100F Charity Motorcycle Poker Run 06/21/2014 Riding for Camp Trillium 06/21/2014 CMDRA Eastern Division Series Grand Bend 06/21/2014 Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride CVFR Ottawa/Aylmer ride 06/21/2014 CVFR Meaford AMRR Ride 2014 06/21/2014 2014 Durham Ride AGAINST Lupus 2nd Annual 06/21/2014 Bobcaygeon Bikefest 06/22/2014 New Liskeard Bikers Reunion 06/27/2014

City

Website/Contact

Port Dover Almonte

http://www.pd13.com fluffyb@xplornet.com

Grand Bend Grand Bend Mississippi Mills

http://www.cmdra.com http://www.cmdra.com

Stouffville

http://www.lossilverados.com

http://www.countrycatrescue.com http://support.pcff.ca/site/TR?fr_ North Bay id=1115&pg=entry http://support.pcff.ca/site/TR?fr_ Peel/Oakville id=1123&pg=entry http://support.pcff.ca/site/TR?fr_ Port Perry id=1103&pg=entry

Stoney Creek info@RideForDad.ca 100 Panabaker Drive Ancaster http://www.ioofrideandshine.com Ancaster http://www.ioofrideandshine.com Grand Bend

http://www.cmdra.com

Ottawa http://www.cvfr.ca Owen Sound http://www.cvfr.ca http://www.durhamrideagainstlupus. Whitby com Bobcaygeon http://www.bikefest.ca New Liskeard http://bikersreunion.ca

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Start Date

SOS Motorcycle Social 07/02/2014 Big Balls Dice Run 07/05/2014 Taylor’s Shades of Hope Scholarship Support Run 07/05/2014 3nd Annual SD&G Hwy 43 Memorial Ride ñ Sicily Unit 07/05/2014 R.O.C.K. - Ride for Our Cancer Kids 07/05/2014 Ride In Motorcycle Show And Shine 07/10/2014 Southern Georgian Bay Bike Week 07/11/2014 Northern Ontario Ride for Sight 07/11/2014 6th Annual Georgian Bay Thunder Motorcycle Ride/Poker Run 07/12/2014 22nd Annual Cappy Ride 07/13/2014

City

Website/Contact

Lambton Shores Aylmer

http://www.soslube.com http://www.dicerun.com

Newcastle

http://soh13.webs.com

Perth Sarnia Reeses Corners Midland Sault Ste. Marie

http://www.thecav.ca/ http://www.rockride.com (519) 845-0239 http://town.midland.on.ca http://www.rideforsight.com/ nwontario.php http://www.communityreach.ca/ thunder/index.html http://cappyride.ca

Ride Manitoulin Cargill Bike Bash

07/18/2014 07/19/2014

Midland Jerseyville Providence Bay Cargill

The Great Canadian Rally H.O.G.

07/24/2014

Kingston

Kingston Show N Shine

07/26/2014

Kingston

HD-ROC’S Big Shoot Ride 2014 2014 Ottawa Rock’n Ride’n CMC National Rally 21st Annual Freedom Rally ICROSS Fundraiser

07/27/2014

TBA

http://ridemanitoulin.ca http://cargillbikebash.com https://www.facebook.com/ pages/Kingston-Harley-OwnersGroup/182634705142576 https://www.facebook.com/kingston. shownshine https://www.facebook.com/ events/290622424421449/

08/01/2014 08/01/2014 08/02/2014

Nepean Sudbury Perth

http://www.cmcnational.ca http://www.freedomriders.ca http://www.thecav.ca

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City

Website/Contact

SOS Motorcycle Social CVMG Grey-Bruce Rally CMDRA Eastern Division Series Cayuga

08/06/2014 08/08/2014

Lambton Shores Hepworth

http://www.soslube.com http://www.cvmg.ca/rally

08/09/2014

Ride In Motorcycle Show And Shine 08/14/2014 Rett Syndrome Ride 08/16/2014 HWY 64 Ride For A Friend Charity Poker Run 08/17/2014 WROAR Ride 08/24/2014 NWRA Steel City 5th ANNUAL CHARITY RIDE 08/24/2014 SOS Motorcycle Social 2014 COR Ride

09/03/2014 09/07/2014

Ride In Motorcycle Show And Shine 09/11/2014 4th Annual Hogs for Horses Motorcycle Ride 09/21/2014 Christmas Motorcycle Show featuring the National ‘Thank You Veterans Toy Drive’ 11/08/2014

Cayuga Reeses Corners Kingston

http://www.cmdra.com

(519) 845-0239 http://www.thecav.ca http://www.independentmc.ca/index. West Nipissing php/ride-for-a-friend Concord http://www.wroar.com https://www.facebook.com/ Hamilton events/657852317591943/ Lambton Shores http://www.soslube.com Newmarket http://www.hcmcontario.com Reeses Corners (519) 845-0239 Essex Toronto

info@wetra.ca http://www.christmasmotorcycleshow. ca

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Sports

Incredible Year of Racing for SWO

Canadian Motosport Racing Corporation (CMRC) is excited

to release the 2014 schedule for Southwestern Ontario. New tracks, a new major sponsor, a new discipline and the most complete schedule seen in the region for a decade will make 2014 a fantastic year for CMRC racing.

Added to the seven established venues that have conducted CMRC sanctioned races for years will be Gully Mor and Panic Rev. If variety of tracks is what you’re after, SWO is the place to be because this is the first time CMRC has offered this number of tracks in the region.

CMRC is very excited to announce that Rockstar Energy Drink will be the title sponsor of the Ontario Provincial Championships. The Rockstar Energy Drink Ontario Provincial Championships will consist of seven races that will span from May to October. Large trophies for the small wheel classes will be awarded plus a host of prizes from our returning sponsors.

Included at eight rounds throughout the season will be ATV racing for all classes, which is an increase in dates compared to last season.


May 4  Gopher Dunes       - Amateur National Qualifier 
May 18 Motopark               - Rockstar Energy Drink Ontario Provincial (Vintage)
May 25  Paisley Rat Track  - Amateur National Qualifier *No Pros (ATV) 
June 1  Gully Mor                - Rockstar Energy Drink Ontario Provincial 
June 8  Walton Raceway     - Amateur National Qualifier
June 15  RJ Motosport         - Rockstar Energy Drink Ontario Provincial (ATV)
June 22  Paisley Rat Track  - Hi Point Series  (ATV) 
July 6  Panic Rev                  - Hi Point Series
July 12   Gopher Dunes        - Pro National 
July 13   Gopher Dunes        - Rockstar Energy Drink Ontario Provincial (Vintage)
July 19   Sand Del Lee         - Rockstar Energy Drink Ontario Provincial 
July 20   Sand Del Lee         Pro National
July 25-26 Deschambault     - Eastern Canadian Amateur National
 July 28   Deschambault         - Pro National 
Aug 13 - 17  Walton              - TransCan 

Sept 7  Gully Mor                  - Hi Point Series (Vintage)
Sept 14  Motopark                 - Hi Point Series  (ATV)
Sept 21  Walton Raceway     Rockstar Energy Drink Ontario Provincial (Vintage)
Sept 28  RJ Motosport Park   - Hi Point Series   (ATV)

Each round will be included in the ATV Ontario Provincial Championships. New to CMRC for this upcoming season is Vintage racing. Two classes, Vintage: 1975 and older, and Heritage Class: 1976 to 1981 (no disc brakes), will have six races to show everyone how motocrossers used to tear up 
Oct 5  Gopher Dunes             - Rockstar Energy the track with air cooled motors and six inches of Drink Ontario Provincial (ATV - Vintage)
Oct suspension.

 12  Panic Rev                   - Hi Point Series  So as you can see, we’re in for an exciting year (ATV)
Oct 19  Motopark                     - Hi Point of racing! The season gets underway at Gopher Dunes on April 6th for an open practice. All the best Series in 2014!


2014 CMRC SWO Motocross Schedule

April 6  Gopher Dunes        - Practice
April 13  Gopher Dunes      - Hi-Point Series (ATV)
April 20  Motopark              - Amateur National Qualifier    
April 27  RJ Motosport       - Amateur National Qualifier (Vintage)

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Ontario Events SPRINGSHOW IS A 24 YEAR PROVEN SUCCESS STORY . . .

The Carleton Tavern Presents The Rockerfellas

Utilizing a powerful advertising and promotional campaign to attract motorcycle enthusiasts from all of Ontario. Over 8 Radio Stations, many Canadian and US motorcycle magazines and the Spring Show’s website deliver an enthusiastic audience that grows every year. Our massive consumer audience is eager to shop for your products.

223 Armstrong Street Ottawa, Ontario (613) 728-4424

Join us for our Cruise don’t Bruise Pre-event party!

SPRINGSHOW MEANS SALES FOR OUR EXHIBITORS

24th Annual

Suzuki of Newmarket, Sam Agha: “Another great job. We sold a lot of bikes at a time of challenging market conditions. We also intend to expand next year”

Live music, prizes and fun!

February 22 2014 at 9pm

Tim Sarch, BMW Toronto: “We’re glad we decided to do the show. Fantastic results, no two ways about it.. we’ve just got to be here”

Cruise Don’ t Bruise

Spoiled Sports, Dave Todd “ You’re right Peter, wow what an incredible show...we’ll be back next year with our big booth”. Kahuna Powersports, Joe Linardi: “This was the best show we’ve had. It went extremely well for us…my hats off to you, you really know how to put on a show” Strictly V-Twin, Amy Hale: ‘Verrrrry good attendance, wow” Motorcycle Superstore, John Pugh: “Thank you for excellent attendance. It was my best ever show in the province of Ontario, in terms of total sales, and the rental cost of space. Thank you so much” Motorcycle Mojo Magazine, Glen Roberts: “We did more subscription sales Saturday than all weekend at the downtown show.”

Book Your Booth Space Now For SPRINGSHOW 2014! Call Peter Derry at (905) 771-0132 or email: peter@motorcyclespringshow.com

visit us online

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL CENTRE

MARCH 15•16 2014

The funds raised from this event will support the programs offered through our Centre: such as violence against women, children who witness and seniors

BIkers AgaInst Violence motorcycle event- September 13, 2014 5th Year Anniversary

Buy your ticket now!

Win a 2014 Yamaha XVS 95 CEB Bolt

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on events RRRIDE!   Let’s Ride!

Canada’s Online Stop for Bikers & Bikeuses The Lapel Pins Boutique lapelpins-boutique.blogspot.ca Lise Charron 581 307 7433 What:

An annual charity motorcycle ride in support of the SickKids Foundation at the Hospital for Sick Children being diagnosed with and/or who are living with lupus. *All proceeds go directly to the head of the Pediatric Lupus Clinic at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Where:

ANN 2nd

Registration fee: $25

Receive a custom patch and more! Don’t ride?

Silent Auction !!

There are plenty of other ways to participate!

Please visit www.rideforlupus.ca to register, or email rideforlupuscan@gmail.com

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Saturday, May 31 , 2014 @ 8:30 a.m st

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CANDLELIGHT CEREMONY IN MEMORY OF SOLDIERS OF SUICIDE (S.O.S.)

57 Watson Pkwy. S, Guelph

Passenger fee: $15

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Rain date, June 1 rain or shine

FEBRUARY 21st 2014 (Friday) 6:00 - 6:30 pm Royal Canadian Legion Branch 77 77 Lewis St. E Waterloo Qc J0E 2N0

Hosted by: HONOUR OUR CANADIAN SOLDIERS Lise Charron Founder & President of the non-profit organization lisecharron25@gmail.com 581 307 7433

Silent Auctio http://honourourcanadiansoldiers.blogspot.ca/ n   of Soldiers of Suicide (S.O.S). The candlelight ceremony is done in memory This is our way to show the S.O.S. families we are remembering their loved one who fought for our freedom. We recognize they defend our country with pride and devotion. We hope it will bring the S.O.S. families peace and comfort.

A short speech presentation and a social gathering will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion Contact person: Michel Lapointe

(450) 775-1609 / mlapointe45@gmail.com

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Second Annual Wicked Ride Saturday, August 24th, 2013

A women’s only motorcycle tour of Perth County with organized stops along the way.

Ontario News / Events the Hamlet of Shakespeare, 20 minutes east of Stratford, and ends in Listowel with a full course local meal and prizes. Registered riders can pick up their ride packages at the Welcome Centre on August 24. Pre-registration is required - no registrations can be accepted on the day of the ride.. There is limited space so be sure to register now

for the Wicked Ride! Please pre-register online; download and mail in your registration form, or call to book your space! 519-603-3724 or email info@ visitperth.ca. DOWNLOAD THE PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM AND RIDE AGENDA REGISTER ONLINE

Travel throughout Perth County collecting stamps at specified retail locations and receive small gifts from each stop along the way. No bike? No problem — ride along with the bikers on an accompanying bus tour! At the beginning of the event each woman will be given a gift bag for treat collections along with the special stamp collection book. Retailers will be on the look out for the sparkle, pink and black colours that are part of the theme of the getaway experience. Riders will be stopping at locations throughout the day and will be collecting stamps at different shops and boutiques at each community. Retailers will also be providing special in-store demonstrations, coupons, or small gifts.The goal is to collect as many stamps as possible. There will be a special luncheon and the day will end with an Amazing Dinner in Listowel, where prizes will be handed out, crazy games can be played and a good time will be had by all. Ride your own bike $30.00 or go on the bus $45.00 - both prices include your dinner! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a women’s charity - recipient TBA. Ride starts at 10:00 am at the Perth County Welcome Centre in Shakespeare and Artisan Market, 2146 Line 34 on Hwy 7&8, just east of

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Ontario Events PAPA JOE LEFEBVRE RIDE 2014 20th Anniversary: e Final Journey His Legend Rides On • • • •

Show & Shine North Bay Bikers’ BBQ, hog roast & buffet Auction proceeds toward: NBRHC Foundation

Featuring: (North Bay) Jake omas & the Fundamentals, Trout Lake Monsters (Mattawa) SAB

Join Don & Diana Lefebvre, family and friends on our Final Motorcycle Ride, Saturday, May 24, 2014. All bikes welcome! Registration: 9:00 a.m. Metro Supermarket Parking Lot 390 Lakeshore Dr., North Bay Ontario Ride to Mattawa: 11:00 a.m. Return: 2:00 p.m. - Grannittis Ristorante 540 Lakeshore Dr. $30/ rider - Registration, memorial patch, meal, entertainment Pledges over $60 –free registration

Proudly Sponsored By:

For info call Don at 705 497-9654 or e-mail dianalefebvre@hotmail.com

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Lone Wolf Clubhouse News

Daytona Bike Week - Times Have Changed Man, it’s been a very long time since I’ve been to Daytona Bike Week. I swear it been close to 30 years now; and given the type of winter we’re having, I have a strong urge to pack my bike and gear and head south. The problem is family, vacation time and other prior commitments, which forces me, once again not to partake in this year’s annual biker extravaganza. I know I’m going to miss all the fun! I have to say this, if all goes well in 2014; next March, it’s high time I went back to see if it still lives up to its name. What I remember the last time I was there, was a barrage of outlaw bikers and college kids on springbreak partying full throttle. Back then, you can just imagine how the mixture didn’t work at such establishments as Froggy’s or Dirty Harry’s. Picture,

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thousands of leather-clad, burley bikers mixed with thousands of fresh young college girls, being lured away from their college jocks. Nonetheless, a few years later, some keen official at the Daytona Chamber of Commerce came up with the bright idea that maybe Bike Week and the college breaks should be spread farther apart on the calendar. Henceforth, Bike Week solely catered to the oldschool biker Fast forward into the 90’s and the times changed. Bike Week became an overpriced fashion show. Attendance was at an all-time high. Main Street was filled with high-priced custom bikes and a lot of these folks professing to be bikers, were actually doctors, lawyers, accountants and whatever businessmen. And because of that, many have said to me that Bike Week wasn’t the same anymore. A lot of changes had happened. Gone were the old-school bikers, because Harley had catered to the new generation of bikers. Ok, I can see that, but the law was different now too. Back then,

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Easyrider magazine photographers were on hand, taking pictures of young topless participants. Not the case any longer; now those ladies showing their boobs would be arrested. Destination Daytona wasn’t there that many years ago either. But, as soon as Bike Week became big business, so did the gouging. Friends that attended in the last 10 years told me establishments were charging five to ten bucks for the honor of parking their scoot in their lot, so they could shop in their store. And, all the popular bars began to gouged at nine bucks a drink. Sheesh. Also gone were the $39 dollar a night hotel rooms being rented out for

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Lone Wolf Clubhouse News damn near $200 a night with a 3 night minimum. I’m passing the tried and true bikers and the bikini-clad sure there is much more that has changed with Bike bartenders, while attending the smaller conventions, Week since the new millennium. manufacturer displays and the Bike Week Parade. Since the economic disaster in 2008, many of the baby-boomer bikers lost their financial security for retirement. With that, many sold their overvalued Harleys. Along with this, came the smaller attendance levels at Bike Week and the many other major events, such as Sturgis and Laconia . The motorcyclists that survived the fallout and continue to ride today, in my opinion are the true hard-core bikers. Now I’m told there is a new trend happening in Daytona. For the past couple of years, as bikers by the thousands still descend upon Daytona Beach for Bike Week, many visitors are making the 10-day celebration a family affair—and upending biker stereotypes in the process. It never ceases to amaze me, the demographic changes this event holds. Some motorcyclists might use Bike Week as an excuse to get away from the family. Instead, many middle aged, tattooed men and women walk along Main Street with their young children,

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Today’s bikers are composed of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters,  grandparents and grandkids from across the continent attending Bike Week. While many of the events are still geared toward adults only, many agree the festivals attracts a lot of families too. This year, the 73nd annual is no different and still, I’m left thinking one doesn’t have to be in Daytona to appreciate the spectacle of Bike Week. You just have to visit Daytona for Bike Week because of “the bikes and the people.” For those attending this year, be sure to send me a short story and pictures of your experience at: lonewolfclubhouse@gmail.com   Ride safe, ride free!! Mike Bechard Lone Wolf Clubhouse

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ontario events Classified Ad of the Week:

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Important Community News/website tip of the week Updating Profile Information/ Changing Profile Picture It’s easy to quickly change your password or update your profile pic on BeltDriveBetty.com. Login to the website On the main menu, select HOME > PROFILE

Raffle tickets to win the Canadian Tribute Military Bobber motorcycle

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are for sale now and available to buy on line (paypal) at: rememberingstevemesic.com 2nd prize is a custom mini chopper and 3rd prize is a case of Amsoil 20w50 motorcycle oil. All proceeds are going to help relieve Mental Illness, a very worthy charity, in Memory of Steve Mesic. $20 per ticket and only 7000 printed. Draw is Apr. 5/14 Cheers, Norm 519-861-0571 The Busted Knuckle Chronicles - Canada’s Rider Powered News www.bustedknucklenews.com

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website tip of the week On the Edit Profile page select Edit Update your Profile

From the Edit Your Details page, you can select Profile and My Profile Picture Tabs

To save any changes, click on the blue update button on the bottom of the screen YOUR DONE! REMEMBER it’s good practice to change your password every three months and/or anytime you feel your Internet security may have been compromised. But MOST IMPORTANTLY use a UNIQUE password. NEVER use the same password for multiple websites/social media networks. If you have any difficulty logging in or can’t remember any of your login info, NO WORRIES, just shoot Webmistress Ali an email at ali4evr@ gmail.com. She’s here to help.

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Support Our Troops “ROCK THE HILL 2014” Canada’s Veterans are planning on going to Ottawa on June 4th to protest the total breach of trust that this government has shown towards us and the disregard of the sacred oath that has been in place since WWI. We also plan to enlighten the public on the amount of miss information that this government is putting out with documented proof.

By doing so we will be showing this government that we are no longer going to just stand by and take the continued mistreatment of our rights. You don’t have to be a Vet or have anything to do with the military to show your support. Actually the more civilians the better! This will not be just a one-day event as we plan on staying as long as it takes. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ RockTheHill2014/

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Support Our Troops "Freedom Isn't Free" I watched the flag pass by one day. It fluttered in the breeze A young soldier saluted it, and then He stood at ease. I looked at him in uniform So young, so tall, so proud With hair cut square and eyes alert He'd stand out in any crowd. I thought how many men like him Had fallen through the years. How many died on foreign soil? How many mothers' tears? How many Pilots' planes shot down? How many foxholes were soldiers' graves? No Freedom isn't free

When a flag had draped a coffin of a brother or a friend. I thought of all the children, Of the mothers and the wives, Of fathers, sons and husbands With interrupted lives.

I thought about a graveyard at the bottom of the sea Of unmarked graves in Arlington..... No -- Freedom isn't free!! ~ Cadet Major Kelly Strong Air Force Junior ROTC

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QC EVENTS calendar Event

Start Date

City

Website/Contact

Estrie Swap Meet

02/22/2014

Cowansville

The Motorcycle Show Montreal

02/28/2014

MontrÈal

Classic Bike & Tattoo Show 2014

04/11/2014

Laval

wlislej@gmail.com http://www.montrealmotorcycleshow. ca http://www.prosproduction.com/intro. htm

Motorcycle Blessing Montreal TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad

05/04/2014

Chambly

Ride Gauloises Dunes CMDRA Eastern Division Series Napierville

06/21/2014 07/05/2014

On the Road of Angels

07/12/2014

Shades of Pink CMDRA Eastern Division Series Napierville Rodeo Mecanic Le Club Tingwick Orange CRUSH Adventure

05/31/2014

http://support.pcff.ca/site/TR?fr_ Saint-Constant id=1114&pg=entry Sainte-Felicite de I’Lslet www.gauloisesdesdunes.ca

07/19/2014

Napierville Lanaudière Region SaintHyacinthe

http://www.cmdra.com

http://carrierhd.ca

08/02/2014 08/09/2014 09/05/2014

Napierville Tingwick Montreal

http://www.cmdra.com http://www.rodeomecanic.com http://orangecrushadventure.com

http://www.surlaroutedesanges.com

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Ride des Gauloises des Dunes Date à venir: samedi 21 juin 2014 14:00

Lieu: 8b l’Église Sud, Sainte-Félicité de l’Islet, G0R 4P0 |  Ville: Sainte-Félicité de l’Islet, canada Toutes les Dates du samedi 21 juin 2014 14:00 au dimanche 22 juin 2014 15:00 Fin de semaine avec les Gauloises : Samedi le 21 juin 2014 souper en notre compagnie Dimanche le 22 juin 2014 tour de la Beauce Détails des journées: ... SAMEDI Arrivée sur le site à 14hrs le 21 juin , le souper aura lieu à 17hrs et 18hrs.

QC news - Events Au Menu : Côtes Levées, salade, pain à l’ail au coût de 20$ Bière sur place (Budweisser) Canette accepté seulement. Évènement de la journée : slow race, show de boucanne ( aucun changement de pneu sur place ), feu en soirée et musique toute la journée. Coucher: Apportez votre tente ou il y a possibilité de louer une chambre au motel (info a venir !) DIMANCHE RIDE Cout de la ride 20.00$ Arrivée sur le site: 8h30 a.m Bénédiction des motos: 9hrs Départ pour la ride: 9H30 Itinéraire: 1er stop pour l’essence à St-Pamphile 2e stop pour Diné à St-Prospère (à vos frais ) 3e stop à Ste- Marie de Beauce (Les adresse vous seront fourni le matin) VOUS POUVEZ PAYER PAR PAYPAL http://gauloisesdesdunes.ca/a-la-une/ evenements/39-ride-de-moto-beauce.html

Rodéo Mécanic de Tingwick 2014 Il était une fois une gang de gars qui ne savait pas quoi faire de leur samedi après-midi. Ils eurent l’idée de monter une compétition de bicycles entre eux autres, pour avoir du fun quoi! Ils ne savaient sûrement pas jusqu’où ça allait les amener.
Un baril, des cônes, un peu de musique et surtout beaucoup de bières pour la réussite de la journée. Pourtant, le 29 septembre 1990, commençait ce qui allait être une belle folie.
Un rendez-vous que chaque biker ne veut pas manquer.
Ce qui était une utopie est devenu un gros show.
Comme disent les vieux : ‘’C’est l’enfer au village’’ qui dure toute une fin de semaine.
C’est une équipe d’environ de cents bénévoles qui voit à la bonne marche de ce rodéo reconnu à la grandeur de la province. On peut être fier de notre grande réussite! C’est aussi grâce à vous! INFORMATIONS Site internet www.rodeomecanic.com Adresse Tingwick, QC J0A, Canada

ADRESSE: 8b l’Église Sud, Sainte-Félicité de l’Islet, G0R 4P0FORMATIONS Email lesgauloisesdesdunes@gmail.com Site internet www.gauloisesdesdunes.ca Adresse 8b l’Église Sud, Sainte-Félicité de l’Islet, G0R 4P0

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Product Review Contact: Rick Raus Phone: 714-280-8537 Email: Rick@ vtwinmarketing.com

Corbin Introduces Dual Saddle for 2014 BMW F800 GS Hollister, CA- Naturally, we set out to design a seat to fit the bike visually as well as improving the quality of your ride...Corbin’s new Dual Saddle does just that! Our high density Comfort Cell foam allows a sleek profile while providing a firm supportive ride that lasts. Rider seating is ergonomically shaped to fit the curve of your body and provide better weight distribution. This also helps to eliminate the centralized pressure felt from the stock seat. In the nose area, we sculpt the saddle narrow to allow for good ground reach. We’ve made this seat design as low as possible without impacting ride comfort. This makes the Corbin model slightly lower than the standard BMW seat, making your ride that much more comfortable due to better ergonomics. Passenger seating area is designed with a neutralized platform to curb sliding forward in the saddle. Dished shaping provides an excellent contact patch while maintaining a clean look. This gives your passenger excellent comfort. For additional comfort and feeling of security, the Corbin saddle works with an optional removable passenger backrest. Simple to install with just a single bolt under the saddle and fully adjustable to provide a tailored fit. 

Corbin offers several styles of backrests to suit your taste visually and the degree of support desired. For the best combination of looks and support, we recommend the #02-SB model Ovalbac backrest shown. This backrest provides a generous, contoured contact patch for excellent support. Angle adjustment is simple and can be performed without removing the saddle or backrest from the bike. Please note, the Corbin backrests will not work in the saddle if you are using the BMW trunk &/or carrier. For an added luxurious touch, this saddle is available with the option of electric seat heaters. With the flip of a conveniently located switch built into the left side of the saddle, both the rider and passenger seating platforms will heat up and maintain temperature automatically. Simple to install with just a pigtail wiring to your bike’s battery…All other components are built into the saddle and come preinstalled. On top, we include genuine leather seating panels for a luxurious ride. The design shown above includes Black Carbon-Fiber leather seating with Asphalt vinyl contrasting sides and nose with a tasteful color coordinated welt. A wide variety of material and color options are available to suit your taste. For an added custom touch, the embroidered Corbin logo in the side panel is dressed with the tricolored bars of BMW. 

Corbin’s saddle is designed to work with the optional BMW saddlebags and trunk. Please note, however, the passenger backrest will not work with the trunk carrier plate installed. Mounts to the motorcycle just like stock and secures with the BMW key lock system. All brackets are included and premounted on the seat so it’s ready for immediate installation. For those interested in obtaining more information on Corbin, you can reach them at 800-538-7035 or online at www. corbin.com. Visit Corbin Headquarters at 2360 Technology Parkway, Hollister, CA. 95023 or Corbin Florida at 1433 US Highway 1, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Don’t forget about Corbin’s 5th Annual Rider Appreciation Day and the Hollister Rally on July 4-6th, 2014!

We use genuine leather seating in all of our saddle models because it breathes with your body and will conform along with the foam shape during break in. This provides an added bit of luxury on those long rides. In the side panels, we use a coordinating vinyl material that will support the foam shape and keep the saddle looking sharp longer. Be sure to care for you leather saddle properly with a quality conditioner like our Saddle Cream. This will help the leather to remain supple and weather resistant while it matures gracefully.

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Product Review Contact: Rick Raus Phone: 714-280-8537 Email: Rick@ vtwinmarketing.com Ride Wright Wheels Announces New 2014 Wheel Applications Anaheim, CA - Exotica Wheels and Omega Wheels are spoke wheels and can be designed exactly the way the customer wants his wheels…there’s no limitations! Choose the color of your new modular hubs, the styles and number of spokes, the spoke and rim finish as well as the color of nipples. Ride Wright Wheels has endless possibilities with style and fitment and their tremendous sales department helps customers design the ultimate personalized wheel. There’s nothing that can’t be done when designing your own rims including elaborate engraving if needed. Exotica Wheels feature a rolled spun rim made from 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum and are enhanced with a special silicon material to handle added abrasion and flex for maximum durability. This

Ride Wright Wheels offers matching rotors and pulleys and can be ordered with a set of your favorite tires computer balanced and mounted. To order a set of wheels, please call 714-632-8297, email them at sales@ridewrightwheels.com, Sam@ ridewrightwheels.com or Jad@ridewrightwheels. com. To see the latest from Ride Wright Wheels, visit www.ridewrightwheels.com.

smooth material prevents unsightly air-leaking imperfections as well. It also welcomes engraving and contrast designs on the edge of the wheel, which is another Ride Wright Wheel service offered. Available in 40, 50, 60 and 80 spoke designs in all popular sizes up to 26” and soon to be released…30” wheel.  Omega Wheels are exceptional “classic style lip” steel wheels built to suit the most discriminating tastes. Available in 40, 50, 60, 80 and 120 spokes with a variety of spoke styles, including twisted, diamond, smooth and jewel. Choose from hundreds of options just like our Omega line…the only difference is the style of the lip as well as the material used is steel instead of aluminum. The exception is our new 30” Omega which has a 6061T6 aluminum hoop and only weighs 9 lbs., making it the lightest wheel on the market in this size. Our El Camino Wheels are manufactured to the highest standards manufactured to the highest standards utilizing aircraft quality 6061 T-6 aluminum. Strong, beautiful, balanced and complete with a full lifetime structural Ride Wright backing, these forged billet wheels are available in polished, chrome or painted to your liking…or can be “personalized” in a highly customized fashion to work with your ride.

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NB/PEI events - NB Events calendar NB Events

Start Date

City

Website/Contact

Oromocto Lincoln

http://frederictonmotorcycleclub.ca (506) 368-2440

Fredericton Motorcycle Club Fund Raiser Winter Bash 02/22/2014 Falcons MC Motorcycle Swap Meet 03/29/2014 Fog City Cruisers Spring Break Out Run 05/31/2014 11th Anniversary Blessing of the Bikes 05/31/2014 Fredericton TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad 06/07/2014 Moncton TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad 06/07/2014 Saint John TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad 06/07/2014 CPL Mike Starker Memorial Poker Run 06/21/2014 Rally in the St. Croix Valley 07/04/2014

Gagetown St. Stephen

22nd Atlantic Regional H.O.G. Rally Ride the Tide 07/17/2014

Saint John

Shediac Motorcycle Rally

Shediac

08/22/2014

Saint John Saint John Fredericton Moncton Saint John

http://support.pcff.ca/site/TR?fr_ id=1105&pg=entry http://support.pcff.ca/site/TR?fr_ id=1113&pg=entry http://support.pcff.ca/site/TR?fr_ id=1120&pg=entry veteransmc.eastcoast@gmail.com rallystcroix@gmail.com https://www.facebook. com/FundyShoreRoar/ posts/10153654384235357 http://www.shediacmotorcyclerally. com

pei Events calendar PEI Events

Start Date

City

Website/Contact

PEI Motorcycle Show

03/30/2014

Vicious Cycle Memorial Ride Atlanticade Red Knights International Convention

06/21/2014 06/27/2014

Charlottetown http://www.peisportbikes.ca Queens County Summerside http://www.atlanticade.ca

07/17/2014

Charlottetown http://www.redknightsmc.com

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nl Events calendar NL Events

Start Date

Avalon TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad 06/14/2014 Ride for Sight NL 06/27/2014 Johanna’s Memorial ride The Boot 2014 08/22/2014

City

Website/Contact

St John’s Gander

http://support.pcff.ca/site/TR?fr_ id=1100&pg=entry info@rideforsight.com

Marystown

http://www.johannanoseworthy.ca

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
 New Location! Wide Open Wilderness Campground

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Atlantic canada What’s the difference between a northern fairytale and a southern fairytale? A northern fairytale begins “Once upon a time…” A southern fairytale begins “Y’all ain’t gonna believe this shit…”

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WyzWmn’s Words to the WIse

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WYZWMN’S WORDS TO THE WISE

Abolitionist Wisdom I don’t like these cold, precise, perfect people, who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak at all, and in order not to do wrong, never do anything. – Henry Ward Peecher Krishna Wisdom It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. – Krishnamurti Motivational Speaker Wisdom With integrity you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt. With fear and guilt removed you are free to be and do your best. – Zig Ziglar Horoscope Wisdom The best offense now is a conscious defense – Rick Levine Radio Preacher Wisdom Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength – Ralph W. Sockman

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ns Events calendar NS Events

Start Date

City

Website/Contact

Winter Bash Biker Blues Party Anniversary Party of the Ezzy Seven Brotherhood

02/15/2014 02/22/2014

Middle Sackville Dartmouth

http://roaddawgns.org http://www.davedoolittles.com

03/01/2014

Lakeside

Motorcycle and Powersport Atlantic 2nd Annual Spring Fling Swap Meet & Dance

03/21/2014

Halifax

03/22/2014

Sydney

Motorcycle and Powersport Atlantic 03/22/2014 Bikers Down Toad Memorial Dance 03/29/2014 Biker Swap Meet 04/05/2014

Halifax Dartmouth New Minas

Yarmouth Prostate Cancer Run 06/01/2014 Halifax TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad 06/07/2014

Yarmouth

Maritimes Ride for Sight Ronald McDonald House Poker Run

06/14/2014

Truro

06/14/2014

Yarmouth Lower Sackville Dartmouth Enfield Cape Breton Annapolis Royal Yarmouth

Memorial Ride with the Angels Toadstock Ride for Dog Guides Cape Breton Bike Fest

06/29/2014 07/05/2014 07/12/2014 08/01/2014

Riverside Rally 2014 Coal Shed Food Run

08/01/2014 08/15/2014

Dartmouth

Join us for the

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dogguides.com / ride CANINE VISION • HEARING EAR • SERVICE • SEIZURE RESPONSE • AUTISM ASSISTANCE • DIABETIC ALERT

Saturday, July 12, 2014 Starting at: Curly Portables 45 Highway #2

(902) 476-3110 ridinginstyleleather@yahoo.ca http://www.salwaterretreads.com http://www.capebretonbikefest.com/ http://www.74thcrusaders.ca (902) 663-4462

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Enfield, Nova Scotia Registration at 11:00 a.m

Depart at Noon

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Nova Scotia Events ns Events calendar NS Events

Start Date

Yarmouth Lions Club 15th Annual Toy Run / Poker Run 08/17/2014 Sherbrooke Village Motorcycle Rally That Gives 08/22/2014 10th Annual Wharf Rat Rally 08/27/2014 Fallen Bikers Memorial Run

09/07/2014

City Yarmouth Sherbrooke Digby Yarmouth

Website/Contact (902) 663-4462 (888) 743-7845 http://www.wharfratrally.com https://www.facebook.com/ souwestnovabikers

Farm Tails

A Texan farmer goes to Australia for a vacation. There he meets an Aussie farmer and gets talking. The Aussie shows off his big wheat field and the Texan says, “Oh! We have wheat fields that are at least twice as large.” Then they walk around the ranch a little, and the Aussie shows off his herd of cattle. The Texan immediately says, “We have longhorns that are at least twice as large as your cows.” The conversation has, meanwhile, almost died when the Texan sees a herd of kangaroos hopping through the field. He asks, “And what are those?” The Aussie, fed up with the Texan’s bragging replies with an incredulous look, “What, don’t you have any grasshoppers in Texas?”

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Nova Scotia Events www.74thcrusaders.ca

Riverside Rally 2014 Rally Schedule 2014 Friday August 1st Registration desk/grounds open at noon Bonfire at dusk (weather permitting) 7:00 pm Meet “n” Greet Party 9:00 DJ / Karaoke Saturday August 2nd 7 am — 10 am Included breakfast 8 am Registration reopens 9:30 am Poker run 1:30 pm Parade of bikes through Annapolis Royal 2:30 pm Field games at the club house, come and participate 6:00 pm (approx) Included pig roast with fixins 7:30 pm Trophies and awards 8:00 pm Children’s bonfire 9:00 pm — 1 am Included Dance (Live band)

“What I’m looking for is not out there, it is in me.” -Helen Keller

Sunday August 3rd 8 am Included breakfast 10 am Scenic tour Monday August 4th 1 pm Participate in Annapolis Royal Natal Day Parade

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