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Conga - Jasper to L ac L a Biche I so enjoyed my time in the Kootenay Rockies and the North Okanagan and Shuswap, but it was wonderful to be heading out on the next leg of this cross Canada journey to raise money for our veterans. I got into Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge at around 5:30 pm after an overcast and cool ride over the Columbia Icefields Parkway.

at his family’s business as the marketing manager among other things. I have eaten at the Lodge before and the food was spectacular, and this time was no different. I had the Elk Pot Pie and it was absolutely amazing. Mouth watering lighter than air pastry, tender and succulent elk meat with a wine based sauce that was subtle, but distinctive.

I made my reservation for supper for 6pm and The service was top drawer, not obnoxious but went and dropped my gear off in my cabin. very attentive. Continued on Next Page The room had a gorgeous fireplace, a queen bed, TV, fridge, coffee maker and a decent sized restroom. After checking out the lay of the land I went back to the main lodge where the reception desk, gift shop and restaurant are. The staff here comes from countries around the world. It’s a true melting pot. Matthew Corlett met me for dinner. Matthew works very hard Articles submitted to the Busted Knuckle Chronicles and the Attitude Zone are the opinions of the writer and not necessarily that of the publisher of this publication. All efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of information for events and schedules but it is recommended that you check with the event coordinators before heading out to an event. All information and articles in the paper are copyright protected and reproduction of this publication in part or entirely is strictly prohibited without prior written permission. The Busted Knuckle Chronicles & Belt Drive Betty Media® will not be held liable for any article or ad that is forgotten in error or is not submitted in time for publishing deadlines. For more information on these or any other policies of this publication please contact the editorial office.

The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Matthew and I discussed some of the challenges of running a business in Jasper National Park. The businesses in the park are only allowed to develop so much of their property – and so here at the Lodge they have had to use stones to create some of their walkways to the upper rooms instead of asphalt paths. It can make getting bags to one’s room a challenge but there is nothing that can be done about it. The Corlett family has put in a state of the art water treatment system and works tirelessly at ensuring that their wastewater meets the standards set by Parks Canada but the rules are constantly changing and the targets can be next to impossible to meet. Then there are the challenges of shipping products into the park – there are so many fees and levies that often times we consumers can purchase products in other communities cheaper on a retail basis than they can get them on a wholesale basis. I had no idea how tough doing business in a national park can be! Another thing I learned from Matthew is that when wind storms come up and knock trees over, they are not allowed to clear the trees from the paths. Parks Canada sends rangers out to tag the trees and they have to be removed by an approved person and the Lodge has to bear that cost!

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I was a tired girl. I climbed into the queensized bed and drifted off in blissful slumber to the sounds of birds singing – it was so peaceful! In the morning I got up to overcast skies and intermittent rain but I didn’t care, the scenery was impressive and I was not riding. I was writing all day and editing videos, tagging photos etc. I had a hearty breakfast and ordered a box lunch to take to the room to eat. At around 10 am, Matthew took me for a tour of their facilities. I toured the staff quarters and was amazed at the amenities provided to the seasonal staff that works here. They are given their accommodations and have a great recreation room with a full kitchen and monster TV. Every possible method of making sure the staff is happy is taken advantage of because as Matthew expressed, unless your staff enjoy their job and the remoteness of the location, they don’t do well and happy staff makes for great customer service experiences. And, the Corlett’s want their visitors to be extremely pleased – a lot of their business relies on referrals!

I can’t imagine having to deal with the bureaucracy or the expense – I know I would not have the patience! After a wonderful meal and stimulating conversation it was time to hit the bricks.

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Beautiful walking paths

Fallen trees that can’t be removed by just anyone

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Curious little squirrel

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A stuffed teddy bear - he’s enormous and gorgeous A Tee Pee that as gifted to the lodge

Fog in the mountains

History of the native peoples in the region

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Stunning scenery

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The staff lounge

The stone pathways

The staff quarters

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The paved pathways from the cabins

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Page 5 August 15, 2013 and the flavors pop in your mouth. I enjoyed a rich coffee after supper and retired for an early evening. I would be heading for Edmonton and a fundraiser at Fandango’s in the morning. I got up at about 6 am, packed up my gear and headed for breakfast at 7 am. I enjoyed my French toast, said my goodbyes and was off by 8 am. I was supposed to have lunch in Edson at Ernie O’s however I got there to locked doors and a sign saying there had been a change in ownership and the restaurant was undergoing renovations. The riders that were there to meet me were as disappointed as I was. We headed over to Smitty’s only to be turned away as they had a power failure that saw half of their restaurant shut down so we made our way to McDonald’s. At 11:30 I headed off alone to Edmonton and Fandango’s. Continued on Next Page

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The view from the staff quarters

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When I got there I was highly disappointed as there were only a handful of bikes. Apparently Leigh had been busy selling three of his businesses so that he could devote all of his attention to the bar/nightclub, sadly that meant he wasn’t around to promote the fundraiser or to organize the pancake breakfast, show n shine or anything else. The street signs had not been changed to promote the event either. Sven from Johnny Pag was the only vendor that showed up, but he was happy with the exposure the bikes were getting. The 7 riders who did come out to meet me and support the cause enjoyed a steak from the canteen in the bar, which was superb, and I decided to head to Two Hills a night early so that we could take advantage of a full day there.

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Rita on a Malibu

Rita with Ken of the CMA

I met Bob Ross of the Run to the Hills Rally and got settled into the motel. We met early for coffee and made a plan for the day as to how we could visit as many Rider Friendly Business partners as possible. Bill Aalbers of the Northeastern Alberta Motorcycle Tourism Association joined us and so did one of the local riders. We headed out to the Train Station in Vegreville where, Brenda Spencer and Curtis Dziwenka of Chef Hog’s met us. After a wonderful brunch buffet, Ellen gave us a tour of the Train Station. What an incredible old heritage Continued on Next Page

Robert of the Alberta Lone Wolves

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building! It has a wonderful history but I won’t share too much about it outside of the photos, as I don’t want to spoil your visit there or the episode on Eastlink TV about the region and our visit there. I will tell you this though - if you are in Vegreville, this is a must stop and a great place to eat!

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The town of Two Hills has granted a long-term lease on the old park there for the monument to be built. Bob Ross has some incredible plans for the place; filling it with walkways and flower gardens and converting the old shelter into a chapel are amongst those plans! After interviews and photo ops with the local newspaper, we riders headed off to St Paul. We stopped there and attempted to hook up with the gal from the Chamber of Commerce but that wasn’t to be so a last minute decision was made to head to Cold Lake. I made a few calls and arranged to meet some of the gang

My Hotel in Two Hills

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With Ellen from the Train Station

With Bob Ross at the Vegreville Train Station

Artifacts at the Vegreville Train Station

After leaving Vegreville we headed back to Two Hills where there was a fundraising BBQ held for the Conga and then we went over to the future site of the Downed Riders Memorial.

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At the Fundraising BBQ in Two Hills Bob Ross of the Run to the Hills Rally hamming it up with Vicki Noel of the Heartland Bash in Andrew

Bill Aalbers, myself and Bob Ross

Grubbing up at the Two Hills BBQ

With one of the councellors from Two Hills

The Easter Egg - Pysanka

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from UN NATO in Cold Lake. It was amazing, with only an hours notice they pulled 10 bikes together!

At the Two Hills Fallen Rider Memorial Site

After a coffee and photos with Rita, the locals took me for a ride through their community, and they humored me by making sure we could get photos of Rita under the Beaver Crossing and Beaver River signs, then they escorted Bill Aalbers and I to the Lac La Biche Highway. After hugs and good byes Bill and I were off.

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Bill and I proceeded on to Lac La Biche where we stopped for Pizza at Tom’s Pizza, one of our Rider Friendly Business Association members. The pizza was everything I had been promised it would be, a crispy and airy crust with a slightly tangy sauce and ample toppings. The restaurant itself has a full bank of windows so you can see your bike and it’s conveniently located next to a gas station. After filling our bellies and thanking Tom for the great service and wonderful meal, Bill escorted me over to the BCMI Inn where I was staying. Bill and I said our good byes with a promise to keep in touch and I headed for my room. The room was located on the ground floor and offered a Keurig coffee maker, a big screen TV, two queen beds and a full kitchen and a really good-sized bathroom with ample water pressure and tons of hot water. Interviewing Bob Ross at the Two Hills Fallen Rider Memorial Site

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With the boys from UN NATO in Cold Lake

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Biche BCMI Inn. He showed me around the property. We chatted for a bit about customer service and what it means to be Rider Friendly as a motel/hotel property and I talked to him about the online training we offer for seasonal staff through our web site. I was given a metal water bottle for the bike and was wished a good journey. I headed out to see the Sir Winston Churchill provincial park. The park is actually one of 9 islands in Lac La Biche (the lake). I stopped at some of the viewpoints along the circle road that takes you through the park. From those vantage points you can see the beautiful sandy beaches and tons of birds. According to the Lac La Biche tourism website, there are over 200 species of birds that call the island – Provincial Park home!

place is wonderful. They carry all sorts of recreational equipment from hockey and ball stuff to boats and motorcycles. They are a Honda dealer and carry a great selection of riding gear! I did not get to meet the owner as he was with a customer out in the back lot, but every staff member I met asked if they could help me. I like that kind of attentiveness in a retail store! Soon it was time for me to head out to Manning and my stop for the night. I attempted to hook up with George from Lesser Slave Lake Tourism but he Continued on Next Page

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at the Shell station where, Allen, one of our subscribers, met me. We went to the Flamingo to eat. The Flamingo is where every rider in this community directs you if you are looking for a place that welcomes riders. After a great gab, where in we made plans to

hook up and ride together on my way back, off I headed towards Yellowknife NT. That is where I will continue my adventure next week. Till then, ride safe! Belt Drive Betty

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unfortunately had a specialist appointment and understandably it could not be changed. So I headed straight to Manning and my friend’s place for the evening. I got up bright and early and headed to High Level for fuel and breakfast. It was

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good contact at Long & Macquade or Tom Lee Music or any other music rental place? We are also looking for more corporate sponsors to respectfully pay the musicians and performers.

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Promotions - We need people to distribute posters at motorcycle-friendly venues and distribute event b-cards to motorcyclists. We also need people with media contacts to promote this event. Registration / Ticket Sales - We need volunteers on the day of the event to sell tickets, stickers and other souvenirs.

Thanks to the efforts of many volunteers, the 2nd annual Salmon Run Motorcycle Rally is shaping up to be a great event to celebrate our West Coast Heritage. We have a great template to follow from the last year’s event, but we still need your help to make this year’s Salmon Run more successful than the last year. We are in need of volunteers for the following and other ideas: Ride & Traffic Safety Volunteers - Does anyone have contact information of the gentleman who came out with his minivan and flagging equipment to help us last year? I think he was a friend of Ian or Maurice? Sponsorship Canvassers - We are looking for a sound system and backline to be donated for the event. Does anyone have a

If you are able and willing to help, please come to our volunteer organization meeting this Saturday, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. at 711 Columbia Street, New Westminster. We will provide beverages and sandwiches, and have more poster, cards and stickers available for distribution. This day also coincides with the opening of New Westminster Cultural Crawl, and our Art of Law Gallery will unveil original paintings by Laura Terzzili on a subject related to one of the purposes of the Salmon Run. Lastly, please forward this email invitation to anyone you know who may be interested in getting involved to be part of the organizing team this year. Respectfully yours, On behalf of all volunteer organizers Michael Hawng

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Join the Bikers United in Remembrance Conga and meet Belt Drive Betty, Editor of Canada’s ONLY weekly newspaper for motorcycists “The Busted Knuckle Chronicles” and host of a new Motorcycle Travel Show on Eastlink TV called “Ride like a Local”. Paws Fur Thought “The Long Walk to Sanity” 50 dogs, for 50 veterans in 50 days

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Tickets can ONLY be purchased in-store. There is no online purchase option. Starting August 11th, if there are tickets remaining, out of town customers can purchase tickets over the phone with a credit card and we will keep the hard copy ticket here and they can show id at the door to claim their ticket. No Minors Allowed...19+ ONLY

Meet and Greet Session - Autographs & Photo Ops - Ticket Includes 1 - 8.5� x 11� Photo of Chibs - You may also bring 1 other item to have autographed Amazing gourmet dinner by Picnic in the Park Cash Bar - Beer, Spirits and Wine by Just Here for the Beer Dance Floor and Live Music by Swayed Live Tattoos Tickets are $125 and will go on sale August 10th. A limited number of tickets will be sold so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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WyzWmn’s Words to the Wise

salmON RUN Hungarian Socialite Wisdom I know nothing about sex because I was always married. – Zsa Zsa Gabor French General Wisdom The graveyards are full of indispensable men. – Charles de Gaulle Management Consultant Wisdom So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work. – Peter Drucker Author Wisdom The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair. – Douglas Adams Pulitzer Prize Columnist Wisdom Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it. – Ellen Goodman Screenwriter Wisdom Life isn’t fair. It’s just fairer than death, that’s all. – William Goldman

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Rottie Run and WCRR We are a non-profit society dedicated to assisting Rottweilers, Rottweiler crosses and other large breed dogs that are currently in the shelter system in BC. WCRR provides medical care, rehabilitation and homes for Rottweilers in need. We ensure that every dog in our care is spayed or neutered unless medically unadvisable, will have clear identification such as a tattoo and/ or microchip, are assessed and placed in appropriate homes and support is provided for the life of the dog. WCRR strives to educate the public in proper care, treatment and housing of Rottweilers. About the Run: We are leaving from Trev Deeleys and riding up to the Executive Suites Hotel and Resort in Squamish. The registration includes lunch at the resort, a goody bag for each bike, Run pin, entry for door prizes, and water, tea and coffee. The Run will leave around 1130am and the event in Squamish ends at 6pm so everyone has time to get home and ready for the work

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week. The Hotel is also offering a discount to all riders that want to stay the night. The information for the Hotel can be found on our website on the event page for the Run (the Run poster takes you to it). Our website is We will have live auction, silent auction, door prizes, 50/50, music (not live), vendors, and if we raise $1500 for Jayda's Legacy, I will be tattooed in Squamish in front of everyone :D We are closing registration August 7th so that we have time to order the pins and shirts, and give final numbers to the Hotel for food. As we are a not for profit society, all donations that we receive go directly to the dogs in our care, so we do not have an operating budget to prepurchase the shirts and pins. Thank you again so very much for supporting our charity!! Cheers, Nicole

The Busted Knuckle Chronicles ROAD TEST You know, it really seems to me that perhaps what’s going on in Calgary is that people just honestly don’t understand the rules and regulations that are supposed to control traffic in the city. To that end, I am going to post a little test here.. the answers will be at the end, NO CHEATING! Let’s see how you do… I’m sure most of our readership will do fine, but try showing it to people you know, because I’m betting they might not know exactly what the right answer IS! First… let’s talk about signs. This sign should be pretty familiar, but it seems that the exact meaning of this device isn’t well known.

I see people pause, slow down, park next to, and completely ignore this device. I see them bolt from its presence without regard for those around them… so I ask you; what does this MEAN?

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a) Stop even if nobody’s around, and stay stopped for a couple of seconds. b) Slow almost all the way down and go through quickly if there’s even close to enough room. c) Take a really good look, but you don’t have to completely stop, just make sure it’s safe. d) This sign is irrelevant unless a cop’s looking.

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just floor it when you’re psyched up. NOW- here’s a tougher one. This one here is often misunderstood, even when accompanied by the text warning that often goes with it.

Now, here’s one that seems to confuse a lot of people. What do you think this one means?

a) Merge safely with traffic to the left. Responsibility falls to all nearby drivers to make this happen, and you should alternate right of way.. one vehicle from the left lane, then let in one from the right, then one from the left, etc... Traffic should normally not come to a stop, and if drivers to the left leave a) Yield the right of way to traffic not facing room between themselves and the vehicle in the sign. Come to a full stop and do not front of them, a reasonable flow should be proceed until it is safe to do so. maintained. b) Slow down, and enter the next intersection b) A bunch of asshats from another road are or roadway as soon as you can squeak in there. coming in from the right. Tighten up and If anyone honks or squeals their tires, wave tailgate the guy in front of you and do your and give them a “sorry, I’m in a hurry” motion. best to prevent those asshats from getting c) Watch for white triangles onto YOUR road. d) Slow down a little, and then force your way c) Bleeding heart types can let in the guys into the next traffic flow. Don’t bother with from the right while the rest of us carry on. If any kind of indication that you’re going to go, Continued on Next Page

The Busted Knuckle Chronicles in the right lane with room to move left, don’t bother, it’s up to those other guys to make it work. d) Avoid allowing traffic from the right into your lane at all costs, even if this means bringing a major roadway to a complete standstill. This next one will be the last sign. Often seen in parking lots or in front of malls, filled with taxicabs hoping for customers, or lazy ass entitlement asshats who think their fatass spouse shouldn’t have to walk across a parking lot. What is the TRUE intent of this sign?

a) No parking, at any time, even if someone stays in the vehicle with it running. You may stop long enough to let someone in or out, but not stay for an extended period of time (excess of one minute). This is where the fire trucks drive, and you’ll be towed and / or

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have your vehicle impounded if they show up while you’re gone. b) This piece of curbing is used when you are in a hurry or aren’t staying long. You can leave your flashers on and stay as long as you feel like. You can wave people around you if traffic starts to back up. c) Taxicab “spotting” zone, or extended cargo loading/unloading by civilian types. d) HURRAY! A nice close spot! You run in, hon, I’m gonna stay and listen to the game. And now, the brainbuster of all time, the sign that almost nobody seems to see, that gets ignored and mistreated…. What does it really MEAN?

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a) On this roadway, you may not travel at more than 100km/h for any reason, including passing. b) Do not go over 100km/h on this road, unless you’re passing someone c) Most folks shouldn’t bother to go over 100km/h, but if you’re really in a hurry, or you feel that you’re good enough behind the controls, then give ‘er. The cops won’t ticket you unless you go way over. d) This is for lameasses and grannies. Go as fast as you feel you should. Or as slow. Use whatever lane you want to go that speed, too! You pay taxes, it really IS your road! Continued on Next Page

The Busted Knuckle Chronicles OK! So, with those out of the way, let’s talk about some situations here. So- you’ve been in the mall and found a lot of good deals. You get in your vehicle to leave, and there’s a lot of people cruising looking for spots… two of these stop to wait for your spot.. one from each direction. What do you do? a) Reverse out safely, turning the wheel to the right when you do so, in order that you end up facing the correct traffic flow in the lane you have backed in to. Treat the lanes behind you as a two-way traffic divided roadway and do not cross the yellow “centre line” (which might not be visible). b) Figure out where the exit is, and reverse out of your spot to face the way you want to go, regardless if you cross a lane of traffic or not. c) Figure out who you think might be most deserving of your spot, based on brand of vehicle, racial affiliation, or cool bumper sticker, and back out to block the other guy from getting the spot. d) Reverse all the way across the lane without turning your wheels at all, then begin wiggling back and forth to turn, making sure to never get closer than six feet to a vehicle in front or behind you. Making sure that both waiting parties have to reverse out of the way is optimal during this maneuver. NEVER turn your wheel more than 15 degrees or 1.5 turns during any part of this activity. You’re driving on a four-lane divided road, when you hear sirens and spot emergency lights behind you. What do you do? a) Move safely to the right side of the roadway

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(without cutting off the E.V.) and come to a complete stop, then wait for the E.V. to pass (all of them) before proceeding. b) Slow down and make a gap in front of you for them to slide into, but don’t go too far out of your way. c) Slam on your brakes and come to a complete stop no matter where you are d) Carry on driving, everyone else is already making room for them, I mean honestly, where’s the freakin’ fire? You’re travelling on a multiple lane divided highway. The speed limit is 80 km/h, however you’re late for work. What is most appropriate? a) Maintain the speed limit when safe to do so, obey all traffic laws, and plan your explanation to the boss. b) Push it, just a little.. they always give you ten percent, right? Ninety Km/h isn’t so bad. Stay in the left lane so the slowpokes doing 80 don’t interfere. You should be able to make it to work on time. c) Weave in and out of traffic as much as necessary to pass everything in your path. Don’t waste time with signal lights or

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shoulder checks, and don’t stop for anything that doesn’t have flashing red and blue lights on it. d) HAMMER DOWN BUDDY. Here, hold my beer! We’ll be there on time if it kills us! It’s Sunday at 5:10 pm, and you’re on the way home after being away all weekend. Just before your final turn, there’s a playground zone to navigate. The sun is sitting on the horizon and it’s almost completely dark.. the weather guy on the radio says sunset is at 5:20pm.. is the speed zone still in effect? Continued on Next Page

The Busted Knuckle Chronicles a) Yes. Obey the reduced speed limit. b) Nah, its close enough. Let’s boot it home. c) The sun doesn’t move appreciably in ten minutes, you’re good to go. d) No kids around? NO RULES! Let’s just GET there!

However, that said, here’s how to score… for every question you chose answer “A”, take a point. For every question you didn’t chose answer “A”, you get nothin’.

Finally… you’re driving in the car after a long day at the office hammering out a business deal. After leaving the office with instructions not to call unless it’s absolutely critical, they’re ringing your phone while you’re on Deerfoot. Obviously, something has gone wrong, and it’s important, but you forgot your bluetooth. What do you do?

5-7 points- you might want to consider doing a little bit of a refresher course… you’ve forgotten about half of what you’re supposed to know.

a) Let it go to voicemail. b) Pick up the phone and turn it on to speaker phone, then hold it up in the air near your head like a pizza, and let them know that you’ve forgotten your handsfree, but you’ll call back when you get home. Make sure to get all the details of the problem so you can formulate a plan while you’re driving. c) Text them to let them know you’ll call back shortly. d) Are you kidding? Do you know what this deal is WORTH? Answer the phone like normal! There. Obviously, I’ve employed a few ridiculously facetious answers, but for the most part all of these are answers that I’ve experienced in one way or another. I’m not really trying to give an exam so much as just bring these issues to the forefront of people’s minds again, really.

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7-10 points- HEY, pretty darn decent. I’m sure now that we refreshed your memory on a couple of points, you’ll be fine.

3-5 points- you’re falling behind most fourteen year olds studying for the class 7. You need to do some homework, you’re not safe being out there. 0-3 points- you DRIVE? Seriously? You have to be kidding me. Me and some brothers are coming over for a heart to heart. All in good fun… sorta! BE SAFE, and share the road. R. Jeff LeGrand Calgary/Southern Alberta Correspondent The Busted Knuckle Chronicles. By Riders. For Riders. About Riders. National Chapter Coordinator, Vulcan Riders Association of Canada “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” Socrates

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Motorcycle Madness in Drumheller On July 12 I headed to Drumheller, AB to take in the Motorcycle Madness weekend. Friday night a group of approximately 30 headed out to Carbon along the Dinosaur Trail and across the river by ferry for a steak dinner. Saturday morning brought rain and cloudy skies but that did not stop people from coming out to the street for breakfast. Money raised for to support the Salvation Army Kids Camp Program.

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Continued on Next Page Crossing the river on the Dinosaur Trail near Drumheller

Judging took place in 3 categories for the Show & Shine and cash was awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in 3 categories: Vintage, Metric & American Standard. I took first place in the American Standard Class!!! Yahoo!! Immediately following the Show & Shine the Bike Games began with a Plank Ride, Slow Race, Tire Throw & Joust. There was also a burnout.

Some of the crowd despite the weather

A Poker Run rounded out the day with the winner taking home a cash award of just over $500.00. The organizers were happy with another successful event. Denise Dollz aka Rambling Ryllie

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Aston Gaining Momentum Round 5 of the Canadian Motorcycle Drag Association 2013 season saw Calgary Alberta's Rob Aston arrive in Medicine Hat with a renewed confidence following a breakthrough performance in the previous round. Aston took advantage of near perfect track conditions and quickly established himself as the front runner, qualifying number one in the Pro Street division with a personal best time of 7.57 seconds. Aston went on to defeat Ken Froese in the Pro Street final and also took 1st place in the Super Street class.

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up against reigning UEM Super Twin Champion, Nate Gagnon. Gagnon, who had been running strong all weekend, suffered engine failure during the run, leaving the door wide open for Cownden to grab the victory and retain the points lead. Next up, the CMDRA heads to Fort St. John, BC for the Northern Nationals which will be held on August 17th and 18th at the Northern Lights Raceway. 1.877.580.9008 Twitter:@CMDRA2013 Facebook: CMDRA

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August 15, 2013 The preliminary track schedule for 2013 is posted on our Google calendar. Please go to to check it out and for the calendar address so you can add it to whatever calendar application you use. Our new website is up and running!

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2013 Observed Trials Schedule

Aug.25 Muskeg Trial, Cremona Aug.31  Crowsnest Trial, Race Creek Sep.15  Whispering Pines, Waiparous Creek Oct.20   location TBD 2013 OMTI Trials and Endurocross SCHOOL Schedule

Contact email: Rob Aston onboard his 2010 Hayabusa Pro Street Bike

Kevin Pettitt also took home multiple trophies, with victories in both the Screamin’ Eagle Stock XL and Hot Harley Classes. Crowd favorite, Al Miles, kept his undefeated streak in the Screamin’ Eagle Pro Dragster class alive, while Rick Adams finished first in the Screamin’ Eagle V-Rod division, handing Nick Allen his first defeat of the season. The Screamin’ Eagle Top Fuel final featured a battle of the champions, with 2012 CMDRA Champion Damian Cownden lining

National Series - 2013 Round 7 - Martensville, SK September 1 Round 8 - Edmonton, AB September 7-8

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CMDRA Returns to the North Following a 5 year absence, the Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association returns to the Northern Lights Raceway in Fort St John BC on August 17th and 18th for the 2013 Northern Nationals presented by Prince George Harley Davidson and Mighty Peace Harley Davidson. With only 2 races remaining in the season, points are at a premium and fans can count on being entertained as the racers of the CMDRA attack the newly upgraded IHRA sanctioned track.

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In addition to racing featuring all classes and makes of bikes, including the Screamin’ Eagle Top Fuel and V-Rod Destroyer series, the CMDRA will once again be hosting the Trev Deeley Drag Racing School at 9 am on Saturday morning. This unique opportunity provides anyone on two wheels the chance to experience the thrill of the ¼ mile under the guidance and instruction of professional drag racers at absolutely no cost. 1.877.580.9008 Twitter:@CMDRA2013 Facebook: CMDRA

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Surprising Edie wins exciting Superbike opener at CTMP BOWMANVILLE, Ont. (August 10, 2013) Bodhi Edie of Warman, Sask. scored his first career national Superbike win in a spectacular round four of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Saturday, the first race of a doubleheader weekend. Riding the Edie Racing / Charles Antle/ Ffun Motorsports BMW S1000RR, Edie was in front of series points leader Jordan Szoke and Alex Welsh when the race was red-flagged after 18 of a scheduled 20 laps had been completed, due to a crash involving Montreal rider Martin Ricard. Edie, Szoke, Welsh and Jodi Christie spent most of the race battling over the lead in a sensational four- rider scrap that saw positions changing every lap. Edie got to the front of the group on lap 12 and managed to stay there the rest of the way. The 17-year-old is making his first appearance of the 2013 Mopar Canadian Superbike season. “I was determined to hang with these guys [Szoke, Welsh and Christie] and I found early in the race I could do it,” said Edie, who scored a third place finish in the season finale at CTMP last summer. “We have a very skimpy team here this weekend, really just me and my dad, but I wanted to win.” Edie’s margin of victory was officially 0.132 secs. over Szoke’s Waznie Racing / BMW

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Motorrad Canada / Parts Canada BMW S1000RR. Welsh was 0.311 secs. back in third aboard the AW7R / Kenwood Eelectronics Canada / Parts Canada Suzuki GSX-R1000. Edie completed the 18 laps in 24 minutes, 46.816 seconds for an average speed of 172.458 km/h (103.475 mph) around the 3.957km (2.49-mile) CTMP track.

Marelli SuperPole qualifying on Friday. “Here it’s tough to get away because of the draft so I knew it was going to come down to the end.

“I really like this place,” added the 2011 Pro Rookie of the Year in the national series. “It’s fast and I’m really good with corner speed.

Welsh used his back-up bike to claim his fourth consecutive third place finish of the season after his primary motorcycle suffered an engine failure in the morning warm-up. He led the first two laps of the race after qualifying second to Szoke.

The other guys were better than me getting onto the back straight but I was able to carry better corner speed through turn eight and I tried to use that to my advantage.” Despite his runner-up finish, Szoke moved a step closer to clinching a ninth national Superbike title in Sunday’s back end of the doubleheader weekend. His closest rival for the crown coming into the weekend, Christie fell unhurt in turn three on lap 16, and failed to add to his point total. Szoke picked up 44 points for finishing second and leading the most laps (nine of 18). Szoke now has 207 points to the 158 of Welsh, who moved into second, while Christie is now third with 145 points. A lead of 56 points or more at the end of action Sunday would guarantee Szoke the title with a round still to go. “I was trying to think about the championship and in that respect it was a good day,” said Szoke, who had qualified fastest in Magneti

Around the fourth or fifth lap the quick-shifter stopped working so I had to shift manually, and that can wear you out. But the bike feels really good.”

“I was pretty confident we had that race the way it was going,” said the Uxbridge, Ont. rider, who was a winner at CTMP last year. “I’m happy with the position we’re in and the way the bike is working.” Keene, Ont.’s Christie was going for his second straight win of the season on the Jodi Christie Racing / Honda Canada / Accelerated Technologies Honda CBR1000RR and was part of the lead scrap before his fall. He was running fourth when he tucked the front end and went down on lap 17. Mississauga, Ont.’s Matt McBride finished fourth on the Riders Choice BMW S1000RR after a race long battle with the MotoNation / ASM Motorsport BMW S1000RR of Longueuil, Que.’s Sebastien Tremblay. Trevor Daley worked his way up from 12th on the opening lap to finish sixth aboard his One Continued on Next Page

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Taylor and 0.485 secs. in front of Erin, Ont.’s Jon Cornwell. Crevier takes a 21-point lead, 169-148 over Taylor into Sunday’s race. The Mackie HarleyDavidson- backed rider had claimed his third straight Tactical Products Canada LUMINOX Pole Award in qualifying.

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Speed Suzuki GSX-R1000. The Mississauga, Ont. rider picked up the $500 Sunoco / Brooklin Cycle Racing Rookie of the Race Award for his efforts.

Seventh spot went to Caledon, Ont.’s Kristopher Garvie on the Genics Inc. Kawasaki ZX-10R, and he continues to lead the seasonlong Rookie of the Year point standings. Close behind Garvie was Frank Trombino of Kleinburg, Ont. on the Trombino Racing / Royal Plumbing / FDS Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory. The top 10 was rounded out by Guelph, Ont. rider Matt Cooper on the Bain Machine Racing / Hindle BMW S1000RR and Scarborough, Ont.’s Chris Murray-Audain riding the Onestop Dealer Services / Endras BMW S1000RR. Ricard was transported to hospital with suspected back injuries. In other action at CTMP, Christie took another step to clinching his third straight Hindle

Exhaust Pro Sport Bike title by claiming a start-to-finish victory on his Honda CBR600RR on Saturday.

Christie finished 3.620 secs. clear of a fantastic battle for second, which was decided at the wire in favour of Garvie on the Honda Canada-backed Honda CBR600RR.

Darren James of North Vancouver was leading the points coming into Saturday’s race but the Ruthless Racing rider suffered a fall while he was part of the lead battle, suffering a back injury in the process. Mitchel Card of Ripley, Ont. closed to within three points of the lead of the Magneti Marelli Amateur Superbike class with his second win of the season. Riding the ProStar Motorsports / Blue Streak Racing Honda CBR1000RR, Card finished 1.919 secs. clear of the Endras BMW / Inside Motorcycles BMW S1000RR ridden by Orangeville, Ont.’s Steve Hoffarth, with Stephan Houle of Gatineau, Que. third aboard the 613 Motorsports / Wheelsport Kawasaki ZX-10R.

Calgary’s John Ross MacRae completed the podium aboard the Riedmann Racing / Castrol / Blackfoot Triumph 675 just ahead of the BYR / Tim Hortons (Sudbury) / Hindle Yamaha YZF-R6 ridden by Thornbury, Ont.’s Ben Young. Christie now has 221 points to the 163 of Toronto’s Riley Dawe finished fourth aboard MacRae heading into Sunday’s penultimate the Riley Dawe Racing / Adrenaline X / Pete’s round of the season. Superbike BMW S1000RR and now has 174 points to the 171 of Card heading into Steve Crevier regained the lead of the HarleySunday’s race. Davidson Canada XR1200 Cup with his third win of the season on Saturday aboard the Card also won the Bazzaz / Inside Motorcycles MotoSport Plus entry. The Maple Ridge, B.C. Amateur Sport Bike race on his Honda rider came out on top of a ferocious five-rider CBR600RR, beating the Suzuki GSX-R600 of battle for the lead in the 14-lap race to finish just 0.133 secs. clear of Toronto’s Michael Continued on Next Page

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Casas finished 0.720 secs. ahead of Ottawa’s Samuel Dutrisac, riding for the 613 Motorsport John Hopkins team, with Dartmouth, N.S.’s Connor Warnell Inside Track Communications right behind in third after a race-long battle Tel. (416) 451-6623 between the three riders. Action at CTMP concludes Sunday with feature races for all six national classes.

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long after I have moved on. Right now I am working at replacing the rotted out bottom two feet of siding and sealing up the structure to the elements and the vermin. By winter my bikes should be cozy warm in a freshened space with hopefully a better layout.

I had hoped to Until then I have to get swinging my hammer. upgrade but the city shot down any and -bad Uncle Monkey all ideas. I moved onto plan E. The garage was build over 100 years ago to serve as a carriage house. Over the years the alleyway was gravelled and regravelled to the point that it was well on its way up the walls. The wood floor had rotted away long before I was born. I had patched and worked as best as I could. In tearing out the old floor I started to measure down from the hole I had drill through the wall where the alleyway level was. The bottom of the 8-foot walls was 16" below ground. The city wouldn't let me move the garage or to pour a concrete pad so close to the alleyway leaving the only option of another wooden floor. I want said floor to be able to support a small car or at the very lest offer a solid floor to work from. In the end I lifted the whole garage a whopping 22". It took a long weekend to accomplish but it is resting squarely on a new foundation that should last

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Memorial Club of Yarmouth

Table of Contents 42 — Memorial Club & SOT 43 — Memorial Club & SOT 44 — Memorial Club & SOT 45 — Unsung Heroes & SOT 46 — Unsung Heroes & SOT 47 — Unsung Heroes & SOT 48 — Support Our Troops 49 —  Paws Fur Thought - Support Our Troops 50 — SOT - Long Walk to Sanity & Poem 51 — Motorcycle Musings & ON Events 52 — ON Events 53 — Ride Like a Pro & ON Events 54 — Ride Like a Pro & ON Events 55 — ON Events 56 — Ride for the Breath of Life & ON Events 57 —  ON Events 58 — ON Events 59 — Robert’s Aimless Ramblings & ON Events 60 — ON Events 61 — ON Events 62 — National News 63 — Thoughts to Ponder 64 — QC & NB Events 65 — Barrington, NS & NS Events 66 — On the Road in NS & NS Events 67 —  NS & NL Events 68 — NS Events 69 — Faith & Motorcycles

The Canadian Army Veterans Motorcycle Units and the Wharf Rat Rally are proud to announce that they will be hosting a very special event this year. On Saturday the 31st of August we will be conducting a ride from the Wal-Mart parking lot in Digby to the Maple Groove Consolidated school in Hebron located on the outskirts of Yarmouth on Hwy 1.

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The call themselves the Memorial Club of Yarmouth. The club does yearly fund raising‘s for the local Veterans Hospital. Several years ago they got together and wanted to do something to recognize the service of our members in Afghanistan. It was decided that a memorial cenotaph would be erected on school grounds in remembrance of those who fell. The club raised 25,000.00 dollars through various events and corporate sponsorships. The memorial contains all the names of every

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The purpose of this ride to give a certain group of fine young Canadians recognition for accomplishing an outstanding feat of national pride and patriotism. A group of high school students from Maple Grove High school are heavily involved with Veteran activities.

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to change that. So this year during the Wharf Rat Rally we would like to invite all biker and citizens to join our national President “Trapper” Paul Cane, along with several other Veterans Motorcycle groups to gather for a memorial ride and pay tribute to these students.

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August 15, 2013 Darren "Willy" Williams (Old Guard) Road Captain 2 CAV Fortress Europe Greenwood, NS

Background information on the Club The Afghanistan monument at Maple Grove Education Centre in Hebron, Yarmouth County N.S. was completed and dedicated in May of 2009. To understand how it was conceived we must look at the close connection that the Memorial Club Youth and adults have with the parents of our fallen soldiers from Nova Scotia.

Outside of Yarmouth area very little is known about this site and what this group of students has achieved. My motorcycle unit would like

Registration can be found online at the Wharf Rat website or register in person the morning of the ride starting at 8AM. The ride will be departing at 10AM for the school to arrive approx. at 1130AM followed by a recognition service that begins at noon. For more information, please check the Wharf Rat website.

Our journey began together when the families of Private Nathan Smith and Private Richard Green joined us at the Yarmouth Wesleyan Church for a memorial service and tribute to their fallen sons. That was in May of 2003. Little did we know where this would take us. This was followed by the presentation of the Memorial Club Silver Cross to all fathers of fallen soldiers from N.S. The first was given to Lloyd Smith at St. Paul’s Church in Halifax in

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May of 2006. To this date all fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of fallen soldiers from N.S. have received our silver cross. It was in the spring of 2008 that the idea of a monument be erected to all fallen soldiers. The idea was that of the youth members of the Memorial Club who were so moved after meeting the grieving parents and families. With the go ahead from the school principal, Mr. Svein Ravlo, it went from an idea to all systems go. The funds for the payment of the monument were raised through bake sales, ticket draws, and collection of pennies from the students. Change was collected in a World War One helmet every day at Maple Grove School. All levels of government contributed funds to the project, but it was through the hard work of former Yarmouth MLA Richard Hurlburt that we received $10,000.00 from the Democracy 250 committee. We knew all was well after that. Heritage Memorials, with the help of Zone 12 Commander of the RCL Mark Stevens, gave a huge discount from the original quote. The monument was built by the efforts of Heritage Memorials of Windsor N.S., Rose Valley Construction, The Royal Canadian Legion, Students and staff of Maple Grove School and Yarmouth High School Memorial Club, Interested Citizens, Various Veterans organizations, as well as the Memorial Club Parent Support Group. In less than a year the monument was erected and all names of our valiant heroes

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were etched in stone. Little did we know that there were so many more names that we would have to add as time went by. It was completed and blessed and dedicated in May of 2009.

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very poor coverage from the national media. We feel that a family who lost a son or daughter to the war in Afghanistan would be so happy and feel content in knowing that their loved one was remembered by a group of youth in Yarmouth, County, N.S.

Present were all fourteen families of the fallen, the military and veterans of all ages. A very Joe Bishara moving ceremony. It is important to note that Founder/Advisor of the Memorial Club. the names of Canadian Diplomat Glyn Berry and Reporter Michelle Lang, who were killed Join the 2nd C.A.V. Fortress Europe while on patrol with our troops are also on the and Trapper, our National President monument. The students really wanted this. for the Wharf Rat Rally The monument is made of slabs of black Ride to the Afghanistan Monument August 31, 2013 granite all in between grey granite pillars Strength and Meet in Digby at 9 am for the ride to Yarmouth adorned with maple leafs. It is set behind the Honour first monument erected by the first Memorial Club Members in 1986. As with the first monument at Maple Grove, erected in February of 1986, this site was chosen close to the school and on school grounds so that the students would have an on sight place to learn about the sacrifices of past and present generations. It truly enhances the image of the school and will be a learning site for generations to come. The hope of the Memorial Club is to have a section at the side of the monument, where the faces of all the fallen soldiers can be seen, so that any visitors to our Afghanistan Monument, especially children, will be able to put a face to a name. Anyone who looks into the eyes of the fallen will feel something inside that no person can explain. It is important to note that we have received

To Honour our Fallen Comrades and the great members of the Maple Grove and Yarmouth High Schools Memorial Club who have remembered them.

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‘Unsung Heroes-Héros méconnus An inclusive tribute to all veterans November 2013

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in. It was a unique audience and a unique show – unlike any other Remembrance Day event. The crowd was deeply moved, enlightened and highly entertained. The enthusiastic consensus was that ‘Remember Me’ must be re-mounted on a bigger scale.

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the audience, but a television event that is compelling as well as revealing. We must face our past – prejudice and heroism both. PEI’s Confederation Centre is using this event as one of their key 2013 shows on the “road to 2017.”

‘The event highlighted the multicultural roots To the people who attended or participated in of Nova Scotians who shed blood for our the event in Halifax, or watched it on EastLink freedom. It was an event that caused deep TV, it was a moving Remembrance tribute to reflection and pride for all who attended. Few Canada’s unsung heroes. To one man it was events have ever shown our history in this Continued on next Page way.’ - Gilbert Daye, African Nova Scotian Audience Member ‘The whole experience was so very much more than either of us expected. We found it to be absolutely rich historically, artistically, and emotionally. To recognize and honour those previously left out, presenting their plight and collective injustice all the while recognizing differences was so beautifully done. I commend you for your leadership and all the participants for their talent and professionalism…..the amazing youth, El Jones, Liam Paul, Des Adams, Celeste Godin, and Morgan Cruickshank. The beautiful voices of Suzie Leblanc and the choirs, and the story telling, in every instance both credible and moving.’ - Sandra Mathews, Caucasian Audience Member ‘There were stories told there that we should all know more about.’ - Ina E. Amirault, Acadian Community audience member November 5, 2011… The place was packed and dozens of extra chairs had to be brought

Now called ‘Unsung Heroes’, a large group of organizations is working together to create something that is not only moving for

The Busted Knuckle Chronicles more significant than that. Todd Labrador, of Acadia First Nation, was invited to stand up and tell the story of his grandfather, a World War I veteran, who after being a hero during the War was reduced to poverty and died a pauper. Because Labrador’s grandfather was Aboriginal, they would not bury him in the veterans’ graveyard – only outside the fence. Todd says of the show, “It was the most important night of my life.” It wasn’t just that he could finally tell this story in public, but more, it was a diverse, supportive audience who came to honour those unsung heroes like his grandfather… finally. This kind of recognition is so important that, in 2013, the Assembly of First Nations will fly in the National Chief to participate.

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This is a fine line to navigate and one which was handled superbly on November 5, 2011.

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“… what an honour it was to be included in this wonderful, and indeed memorable tribute to our “Unsung Heroes”. Chief Deborah ‘It was so moving - genuinely moving. My day Robinson, Acadia First Nation gets so busy with just keeping my head above water that I don’t experience the things that ‘Unsung Heroes’ is a cultural, musical and really help me see the beauty in the world. multicultural Remembrance event for peace The beauty that helps us all survive.’ 
- Gail that honours all who gave so much during Dechman, EastLink viewer World War I, World War II and subsequent conflicts. It is an event that makes sure that Traditionally, on Remembrance Day, Canadian on Remembrance Day, we will not forget war heroes are remembered and lauded the contribution of ALL Canadians including across this country. But it’s a selective Continued on next Page memory. Many of Canada’s war heroes are from visible minorities and remain, to this day, invisible – their wartime sacrifices largely ignored. In fact, during the victory march into Paris during WWII, all Black soldiers were taken out of the parade because the PR people did not want them in the media coverage.

While the Aboriginal component of this show is hugely significant, the show is about all of the Unsung Heroes of Canada’s wars, it During WWI, African Canadians wanted to do is about Canada’s growing up and into the their part but the government would not allow diverse country it can be, and it is about the them. Finally, the First Construction Battalion peace we are still seeking. Gospel songs of was formed for African Canadian men. They peace, original music written for the combined were allowed to die for Canada, but were not choirs, the “Spirit Pipe” recently carved for allowed to carry weapons. peace – these elements will all combine to explore the meaning of peace while honouring The impetus behind the ‘Unsung Heroes’ our unsung heroes of war. We will not flinch and ‘Remember Me’ movement was to from the difficult topics – the treatment of make certain that the stories and bravery Aboriginal and African Canadian soldiers, the of these people are no longer forgotten or plight of the Jewish refugees turned away ignored. It was also important to ensure from Canada, the time it took for Canada to that young people were engaged in the act of recognize Merchant Marines as veterans and remembering by playing an active role in the much, much more. It is only by studying our tribute. Even more important is the tone of history that we will not repeat it. But the the show which is really about peace and not evening will also be joyous and celebratory. glorifying war.

Unsung Heroes & SOT The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Aboriginal people, African Canadians, Acadians, Word poem by El Jones about the involvement Merchant Marines, Women and Youth. of women in wars to a children’s choir singing “In Flanders Fields”. By telling stories through spoken word, humour, video and choirs, ‘Unsung A comic spoof of “Cadence” (the song soldiers Heroes’ recognizes the importance of the sound off with) sung by Aboriginal musicians contributions made by all Canadians so that delivers a wry list of services Aboriginal the younger generation can be truly engaged Canadians have contributed to Canada’s war in this act of remembrance and have a greater and peace-keeping missions will soften the understanding and appreciation for their sting from the story of Canada’s treatment of sacrifices. Aboriginal veterans.

‘I thought it was extremely well done. It was so nice to see that all the various veterans’ groups were being honoured and remembered. I compliment you and your group because it is very important to remember the big sacrifice that was given so we can live in freedom. It is very important to teach our future generations this…’ Steinar Engeset, Honorary Consul for Norway in the Province of Nova Scotia Pink Dog Productions and Blue Dory Productions intend to make this event exciting television. Several pieces of the event will be pre-shot and carefully edited. There were two such pieces in the 2011 show and for this we intend to do four pre-cut segments. This allows for complex production values and more TV-friendly content. Opening with the “Grand Entry” and crosscultural medley, the evening will be highenergy, directed live to “time” and full of a wide range of performances from a Spoken

A rousing Gospel choir will follow a spoken word piece about Canada’s Construction Battalion. The evening ends with all choirs singing together – black, white, English and French – will sing an original song called ‘Remember Me’. “I’ve no regrets, I’m proud to serve my country, lest we forget the millions hate destroyed. But it’s not leaders whose minds and souls are shattered, their bodies scattered like forgotten toys…” – excerpt from Fields of Crimson (Remember Me)

Page 47 August 15, 2013 production last night. In giving us a place and chance to tell some of our stories. I wish that there were more venues like this one, that more of our veterans could relay some of our stories, as there are more to tell. As I am sure that you know, we just scratched the surface last night.’ - Blaine E. Hamilton, Peace Corp to Rwanda, African Nova Scotia Community For More Information: Dawn Harwood-Jones, Pink Dog Productions Inc. 902 429-3647 Yvonne Mosley, Blue Dory Productions Inc. 902 980 0043 Support Paws Fur Thoughts The Long Walk to Sanity 50 dogs, for 50 veterans in 50 days

Contrasts, intensity and celebration – these are the words that will describe the evening and the television special. ‘Unsung Heroes’. A long overdue tribute to Canada’s unsung heroes. We will give a Rwandan Peace Corp veteran the last word: ‘I would like to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a part of your

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Military Police National Motorcycle Relay Ride The Military Police National Motorcycle Relay Ride (MPNMRR) is a charity event that spans the entire nation. It is the largest annual motorcycle relay in the world with our National Riders covering in excess of 10,000 kilometers during the event. It consists of a motorcycle ride which will start in St. John’s, NL and end in Victoria, BC and will visit all of the major military establishments across Canada. It is you, the communities, businesses, and social organizations who are the true champions of any charity cause and we need you to believe in our event to help us make the difference in the lives of these children. We are asking you to please help us. All supporters will be identified and credited with being part of our team on our website at

Consider this....... No one has been able to explain to me why young men and women serve in the Canadian Military for up to 20 years, risking their lives & limbs, protecting our freedom, and only get about 50% of their pay on Retirement. While Politicians hold their political positions in the safe confines of the Nation's Capital, protected by these same men and women, and receive full-pay on Retirement .... after serving only two terms. It just does not make any sense!!

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Paws Fur Thought is the initiative to raise the funds to place 50 PTSD Service Dogs with 50 Disabled Veterans. This dynamic partnership is being backed by the NS-Nunavut Command of the Royal Canadian Legion who have been with Paws from the first steps, as they stepped up and helped to acquire the first of the program, Thai, the amazing lady lab who saved his handlers life. More detailed information can be found at To make a direct donation to Paws Fur Thought, please visit our fundraising page. Thank you! Support Paws Fur Thoughts The Long Walk to Sanity 50 dogs, for 50 veterans in 50 days

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“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” George Washington

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Day and night mortar shells above them moan If you have a message something to say Large or small they are not made of stone Don’t put it off another day The next generation should hear your story Even the bravest may break and cry No man among them wants to die Let them decide if war has glory He raised his fist, hear him swear They lack the words to describe the fate Why did that one stand over there? In that far off land it did await He was also young, he was my friend They may be wet, weary and very cold Why did he not last to see the end? But they will go where they are told They did their job and got their pay Don’t look too close for they had flaws Some lived to fight another day They lived by a different set of laws When the day is done these tired men They hid the terror and the fear Will know they earned that dollar ten That daily lived in their minds so clear They gave their all their very best They did suffer, they felt pain Now they need a little rest Some survived to love again Wine to drink, a beer to share One by one they saw others go Time to utter a silent prayer The lucky went fast, some went slow They closed their minds to stop the sorrow When they finish that final task A voice inside murmurs a better tomorrow Is that too much for them to ask? When the big guns roar, the earth does William H. Lyons sway Lady luck decides who will go or stay Through the air the shells do whine Does it bear your name, or is it mine?

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So is this it?? Is it nor wrong; it simply "is"...which is in itself, Now?? How much an interesting point of view, but for me.. longer?? What do is peaceful... oh not All the time, but like I do?? Can we do anything new you are learning, it takes a bit anything more?? to get the hang of...doesn't it? Why is it taking so long?? Can it go Going back to the questions...some folk who any faster?? Why know me, might quickly assume the subject does it stop?? How might be something else, or something other long will it take to than that & they too, would be both right & start again?? What wrong. happens next?? Does it hurt?? Does For me, that's the beauty of it all; Choices, it hurt a Lot?? Can & Perspective, Opinions & Discussions,.. I make it Not hurt?? What is this? What do I Gratitude & Beliefs...& then there are the Big do with this? How long will this last?? Can questions; "Which road?" ( Doesn't matter!) I change this? How do I do this? How do I "Which direction?" ( Any ) change it? This is it?? Seriously?? Isn't this Awesome?? How does it get any better than this? Seems like so many of life's questions are asked regardless of the topic...few would guess the subject; those who think 'Well, yeah, motorcycle magazine, questions about riding, or a bike' would be right; many, if not all of those questions have been asked at one time or another. Some require no answer at all. But they'd be wrong too. And that's part of life as well; there has to be right & wrong, good & bad..doesn't there? Balance.? Freedom to be right or wrong without judgement.? Wait a minute, they say... Without judgement? Yes. Without judgement, everything you, or anyone else disagree with, becomes an interesting point of view. No more, no less. And that is neither right,

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"Enough gas??" (Yes?, go. No? Get some, go) later :) kate B ps: if you are Really wondering abut the questions now??? I have a new granddaughter & a new grandson :) both babies are healthy, their Momma's are well, both Poppa's are smiling, & I am Blessed :)

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2013 Toy Ride Parade

BRAMPTON,ON.(May 22, 2013)-The Brampton Motorcycle Association (SMA) proudly announces the return of its signature charity event- the Brampton Motorcycle Association,Police Escorted Toy Ride Parade. Since starting in 1983 (with 12 riders and raising $753.00) the Toy Ride Parade has grown each year. Today the Toy Ride Parade supports both the Brampton Civic Hospital and the Toys for Tots Salvation Army. Event: Brampton Motorcycle Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Toy Ride Parade Event Description: A Police Escorted Charity parade consisting of approx 125 -200 motorcycles with all proceeds going to the Brampton Civic Hospitaland the Toys for Tots program Brampton Salvation Army Other Event Activities: Live entertainment, BBQ Slient Auction,50/50 Draw, Door prizes, club participation awards Event Date: Saturday August 24,2013 Event Location Brampton Soccer Centre at Dixie and Sandalwood - Dixie Rd.Parking lot. The Parade departs from and returns to the Brampton Soccer Centre Registration fee A new unwrapped toy or $20.00 donation Event Times: Registration is between 8:00 and 10:30 The Parade departs at 11:00 Parade returns to the soccer centre approx 12:00 noon Parade Route: Approx 30 kms,about one hour,through the streets of Brampton. For further information please contact Mike Davis at (905) 456-2968, or email and visit YouTube

Come out and be part of something exciting!

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Lowering your bike A few weeks ago, a young lady attended one of my classes on a Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe. The Softail Deluxe was designed by the Motor Company’s engineers to have as low a seat height as possible. Obviously, they had women and shorter riders in mind with this bike. In addition to lower fork springs and a lowered rear shock, the frame under the seat was lowered as well. Thus, they were able to obtain a seat height of only 24.5 inches. I’m sure the engineers spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours making sure they had reached the lowest seat height possible while still maintaining a ride-able, functional, and safe motorcycle. Apparently, all the work the engineers did on the Deluxe wasn’t enough. The reason I say this, just about every woman who has ever come to my rider class on a Deluxe, including the young lady who attended a few weeks ago, have had their Harley Deluxe lowered even further. The problem with lowering a bike, especially an extremely low bike like the Deluxe is you severely limit the lean angle. Since a motorcycle must lean in order to turn at any speed above 15mph, floor board brackets and

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even the frame will now scrape the ground even at moderate speeds. When hard parts hit the ground, they tend to lever a tire off the pavement. When a tire leaves the pavement, you’re going down hard and fast. I know you may be thinking, well, I’ll just go real slowly around the turns. Well, you can do that, but it’s going to cause problems for people riding or driving behind you. Plus, if you have to make a quick swerve to avoid another vehicle or even a pothole, you may very well hit the frame at the worst possible time. Even if you don’t lever the tire, the loud crunching of hard parts on the pavement will cause you to panic, straighten up the bike and you’ll hit whatever you were attempting to avoid. If that’s not enough to give you second thoughts about lowering your bike, keep in mind that a lower suspension will give you a much stiffer ride and will frequently bottom out. I know the reason women lower their bikes, they want both feet absolutely flat footed on the ground and their legs bent a bit for stability when stopped and when duck walking the bike around at low speeds. They feel they need this because their bikes are big, heavy and clumsy anytime they drop below 20mph.

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So, what can you do instead of lowering the bike? The answer is, learn the proper techniques for low speed handling. Concentrate your efforts on learning to use the friction zone, i.e., clutch and throttle, and

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles at the same time, a little pressure on the rear brake. If you think you know how to use the clutch and throttle just because you can start off from a stop without stalling most of the time, you’re dead wrong. Here’s how you can test your clutch/throttle coordination. From a dead stop, turn the bars half way to the left and take off as normal, without first straightening the bars and without duck walking the bike. If you can’t do that, you need to practice until you can. Believe it or not, once you master that maneuver, your bike will suddenly feel like it lost 200 pounds. It will become as nimble as a bicycle and you’ll no longer have to plant your feet on the ground and or duck walk your bike. Thus, you won’t have to lower it and ruin its ride and handling. Your confidence will go way up and you’ll enjoy riding much more. Copyright 2011 Jerry “Motorman” Palladino

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Join us for our annual “Ride for the Breath of Life” on Sunday September 1st, 2013. The Cystic Fibrosis Canada Essex-Kent Chapter will be hosting the 10th Annual “Ride for the Breath of Life” Poker Run. Registration is from 9:00 am to 10:00 am with the ride beginning immediately afterwards. Registration is at Applebee’s Windsor – Walker Road at 2250 Division Road, Windsor. Open to all makes and models of bikes! Rain or shine, the ride will take place. The route will follow along Windsor streets and country roads. The ride will finish at Belle River Legion Branch 399, 504 Notre Dame, Belle River. Food will be available for a small fee. Registration fee is $25.00 per rider and $10.00 per passenger. Registration fee includes an event t-shirt. Best Poker Hand

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will win a $500 Thunder Road Gift Certificate and Most Pledges Raised also wins a $500 Thunder Road Gift Certificate. Collect $100 in pledges and ride for free! Don’t ride? Applebee’s Windsor – Walker Road will be serving s breakfast buffet for $6.99 on September 1st, 2013, open to everyone from 9:00am to 11:00am. All proceeds benefit Cystic Fibrosis Canada. For more information call 519-252-2850 or visit www. Heidi Lamb| Summer Intern - Event Coordinator Cystic Fibrosis Canada - Essex-Kent Chapter 3050 Jefferson Ave| Windsor, Ontario N8T 3G9 Tel: 519-252-2850

“I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” Malcolm X

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Facing noise bylaws that single out motorcycles? Contact M.O.D.E.L. for assistance no matter what province in Canada you live in!

Be Part of the Canadian Coast to Coast Celebration! Raising Awareness and Funds for the fight against all Women’s Cancers!

Join the Bikers United in Remembrance Conga and meet Belt Drive Betty, Editor of Canada’s ONLY weekly newspaper for motorcycists “The Busted Knuckle Chronicles” and host of a new Motorcycle Travel Show on Eastlink TV called “Ride like a Local”. Paws Fur Thought “The Long Walk to Sanity” 50 dogs, for 50 veterans in 50 days

Raising Awareness and Funds for: • The Long Walk to Sanity - 50 dogs in 50 days for 50 vets • V.E.T.S. - Veterans Emergency Transition Services • Military Police Fund for Blind Children 10 Provinces - 2 Territories 83 Communities - 26,000+ KMS

Who: All Riding Clubs and Military supporters What: Pledge Ride - Cost $10 per person When: Where: Help us cross the nation to reach our goal of raising funds and awareness for all Women’s Cancers Research! We encourage and welcome your support!

This event is open to all riders! Join the ride for a segment or the entire rally!

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Robert’s Aimless Ramblings... August 2013 Newspaper

Women Riders Conference is coming to Alberta this summer.

The Chinook Outriders have partnered with The Women Riders Council of the MCC to put on a woman riders conference this summer. The Chinook Outriders, based in Calgary, Alberta, is a more than 50 member strong chapter of Women in the Wind, a women’s motorcycling organization with chapters in Australia, Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. The Chinook Outriders, in conjunction with the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC), will hold a women riders conference at the Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino, located 60 km west of Calgary, on August 15-18.

The conference, open to women riders from North America and abroad, will host seminars, workshops and demo rides, and several

inspirational speakers will be present. Scenic rides and product showcases will also be part of the activities. Some interactive presentations will include an introduction to off-road riding, the essentials of motorcycle mechanics and competitive riding for women. You can find out more and register at the rally website or at the MCC. You can also follow the Women Riders Council Facebook page.

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Branch 612 located at: 5545 Regional Rd 81, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B0 with a Steak BBQ.

Dear Community Partner, We are the North Wall Riders Association's Steel City Chapter. We are a fraternal organization consisting of active and retired military, legionaries and ordinary men and women who enjoy riding motorcycles. Our mission statement states that we are a group of motorcycle riders dedicated to supporting all Veterans functions, and raising awareness of our Veterans through the motorcycling community.

empower and encourage strong, independent individuals and families within the CF. .

Benefits of supporting this event: Your business will be recognized on all promotional materials, received by the N.W.R.A. members and community leaders and attendees. Your donation will also be acknowledged in the North Wall Riders Assoc. website and on our Facebook group for a full year.

Today's tough economic conditions make it Our members and the motorcycling difficult for groups like the N.W.R.A. to raise community in general lean towards supporting interest in an event without some form of local businesses that donate to rides that incentives such as door prizes to bring riders support the Canadian Military. You can take in from outside of our community. This is why pride in being a good corporate citizen. I am writing to invite your business and asking for a donations an item or gift certificate for Please know that all contributions you make this event. We would also like to put on a BBQ will positively impact our Canadian Soldiers & for our participants so a cash donation or bulk Veterans. food items suitable for a BBQ would also be This August 25th, 2013 we are running a very welcomed. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of fund raiser in support of "London Military our request. Family Resource Centre". The Military Family The ride once again this year is leaving Sincerely, Resource Centres (MFRCs) are committed to at 11am SHARP from the 447 Wing enriching the lives of individuals and families R.C.A.F.A. located at: Keven Ellis in Canadian Forces (CF) communities through President N.W.R.A. Steel City www. positive action, education and support. They 3210 Homestead Dr. Mount Hope, ON L0R / provide relevant programs and services that 1W0 and will end in Beamsville at R.C.L. 905-312-4734

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The Christmas Motorcycle Show (CMS) is the "YEAR END" Motorcycle Show for the Motorcycle Rider. A place that you can buy gifts for your hard to buy for Rider. We have something for everyone at "CMS" with all the latest in the motorcycle industry from motorcycles to appeal to gifts to motorcycle art and First Nations art as well. Each booth will have sale items on hand while they last. You will see custom bikes along with best in street bikes competing for cash prizes. See race bikes and talk to racers. If you are looking to join a riders group, "CMS" is the place to be this Remembrance Day weekend. We will have cash prizes for the "Best in Show" in " Best Christmas Decorated Bike", “Best Custom Bike” , "Best Overseas Custom", "Best Motorcycle Art”, " Best Scooter" and "Best Vintage" with a tribute to the“ Isle Of Man. We will also have a "Swap Meet" on Sunday. For the cultural rider and passenger we will have a "Motorcycle ARTSHOW" where we will have arts and crafts made by riders for riders. We will also have a "First Nations Arts and cultural display" and sale as well.

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get involved in a program that helps military families at Christmas. Our organisation, associated groups and you, can and will gather and distribute toys for our veterans families at bases across Canada (as far as our toy donations last). This is not a hand out but a way for Riders to say to our soldiers and especially their families that we appreciate everything they go through to keep their family unit together. If we can help by supplying a present or two under the Christmas Tree this year and make a kid happy at Christmas…why not!

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How can you help? You can get involved by mailing an unwrapped gift for a kid from 6 months old to 16 years old to the address on our website. If you can talk to your friends and/or group and get a few toys together that would be great. As you know CASH is king and if you can make a cash donation for the truck and fuel to deliver the toys to bases across Canada that would be very helpful. If you cannot make it to the show and would like to help anyway, please go to our PayPal account and donate the price of admission of $15+ into the show AS A DONATION for the cause at Or please contact our office at

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BIkers AgaInst VIolence $20 regI straT I on The funds raised from this event will support the programs offered through our Centre: such as violence against women, children who witness and seniors Come ride with us and enjoy a BBQ!

Saturday September 14, 2013 Beacon Hill Shopping Centre 2339 Ogilvie Rd at 9:00 a.m. To register call 613-741-6025 ext 130 Or visit our website at

The National “Thank You Veterans Toy Drive” is a way for the motorcycling community

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Thoughts to Ponder

Social Security After retiring, a man went to the Social Security office to apply for Social Security. The woman behind the counter asked him for his driver’s license to verify his age. He looked in his pockets and realized he had left his wallet at home.

Clothing Sale Bubba didn’t know what the sign in the store window meant when he concocted an idea. The sign said “Suits $5.00 each, Shirts $2.00 each, Trousers $2.50 per pair”. Bubba says to his pal, “Billy Ray, Look! We could buy a whole lot of those, and when we get back to Arkansas, we could make a fortune. Now when we go into the shop, you be quiet, okay? Just let me do all the talking cause if they hear our accent, they might not be nice to us. I’ll speak in my best Texas drawl.” They go in and Bubba says, “I’ll take 50 suits at $5.00 each, 100 shirts at $2.00 each, and 50 pairs of trousers at $2.50 each. I’ll back up my pickup and ……” The owner of the shop interrupts, “You’re from Arkansas, aren’t you?” “Well…yes,” says a surprised Bubba. “How come you know that?” The owner says, “This is a dry cleaners.”

He told the woman that he was very sorry, but he would have to go home and come back later. The woman said, “Unbutton your shirt.” So he opened his shirt revealing his curly silver hair. She said, “That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me,” and she processed his Social Security application. When he got home, he excitedly told his wife about his experience at the Social Security office. She said, “You should have dropped your pants… you might have gotten Disability.” “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.” William Faulkner

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First Day of Class One day a college professor was greeting his new college class. He stood up in front of the class and asked if anyone in the class was a moron, and if they were, they should stand. After a minute a young man stood up. The professor then asked the kid if he actually thought he was a moron. The kid replied, “No, I just didn’t want to see you standing there all by yourself.”

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Barrington, NS Toy Run a success... again! Barrington, Nova Scotia, July 1, 2013: going for 4 or 5 years now, the 2013 Toy Run, organized by the Coastal Cruisers Bike Club from the Barrington Lions Club Hall on July 11, raised over $1200 to support another local family dealing with the added expense of a sick child.

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Ride safe! Gary & Sherri Selig Bridgewater, NS

More than 120 bikes rolled in support for a ride which included a loop in and around world famous birding area Cape Sable Island (CSI). Participants were treated to homemade haddock chowder and rolls with a festive cake for the occasion.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can safely assume you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.â&#x20AC;? Anne Lamott

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On the Road in NS & NS Events

Thanks to Carla and Jane from the Valley Shifters for riding Renee from Belt Drive Betty in to Windsor, NS. You guys rock! It’s actually turned in to a pretty sweet 2013 riding season here.....the 74th Crusaders just had their big Riverside Rally last was great we had a hoot!

myself after riding around on them and meeting the JPM family I am in for life now will be too. Sue Cole Join Trapper, our National President, and the 2nd C.A.V. Fortress Europe

Then back to receive Renee from Belt Drive Betty at Windsor bike night on Wed. Night... we had 25 registrants and about 40 riders to escort her around the local rural area she raised $250.00...pretty good for a cool night I would say! Back to Greenwood to have her oil changed and fluids checked at Hammersmith.

I would like to give them the opportunity to host the first annual Ride for Mom, they have been around the past 10 yrs and have a good solid infrastructure.

for the Wharf Rat Rally Ride to the Afghanistan Monument August 31, 2013 Strength and Honour

Meet in Digby at 9 am for the ride to Yarmouth

To Honour our Fallen Comrades and the great members of the Maple Grove and Yarmouth High Schools Memorial Club who have remembered them.

Thanks Ronnie you’re the bomb! Thanks to Nova Scotia Tourism she had a beautiful room at the Clockmaker’s Inn, we went out for supper at local winery and I think Renee was going to critique that herself. I also went to check out the new S&S Clubhouse, very nice and lots of room for camping and parking and privacy.

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Chris Crandall from the Road Crew actually won a JPM Spyder at the Wharf Rat Rally a couple of years ago, I’m pretty sure I have him talked in to bringing his Spyder down to the WRR. I plan on parking my bike right beside the display of JPM are going to love your bike....I can hardly wait to take yours for a burn. I want to buy a Malibu

Proud Canadians Do Proud Things

“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't going away.” Elvis Presley

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Our Events Calendars: Email to submit events to: The Canadian Riders Support Network Belt Drive Betty’s Blog Our Newspaper’s home on line: Our Rider Friendly Phone Book and resources for the businesses of the Rider Friendly Business Association:

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“Frustration and Love can’t exist in the same place at the same time, so get real and start doing what you would rather be doing in life. Love your life. All of it. Even the heavy shit that happened to you when you were 8. All of it was and IS perfect.” Jason Mraz

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Hunting Season is obviously not long enough! It’s just crazy miraculously were able to veer around either how many stories side of the impending disaster. The next day I have heard we met up with them and for sure, they were this year about thanking the good Lord for His protection. motorcycles hitting dear on the roads You know, deer on the highway is a big of B.C. concern for riders out here in B.C. and it’s interesting to think of the “highways of life” Epidemic and the impending dangers we face every day. proportions I’ve been told. And Things like bad habits, bad relationships, one incident hits addictions, temptations, health issues, career pretty close to challenges, depression and the list is endless. home. A fellow Many people hit these obstacles in life and rider and brother in our biker church recently unfortunately wipe out and crash emotionally, told of a story where his brother was riding sometimes physically and sometimes at the front of the pack and when he and spiritually. another rider slowed down for deer on the road, a rider behind them didn’t see the deer, But the good news is, we find a verse of or notice they had slowed almost to a stop. scripture in OUR OWNER’S MANUAL FOR LIFE; He was hit by the bike coming from behind (bible) Matthew 11:28-29 (NLT) Then Jesus at a speed of just of 90 k/mh and the results said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary were not pretty. and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach Otto is out of the hospital and recovering from injuries but the rider who rode into “I’ve come to the conclusion him is not faring so well. Still in the hospital that people who wear headphones while and needing a lot of prayer as she battles they walk, are much happier, numerous injuries and challenges from the more confident, and more beautiful collision. individuals than someone making the solitary drudge to work without Last weekend, up in Osoyoos a couple of acknowledging their own friends (two bikes) left us just before dark interests and power.” and on their way back to Keremeos ( a 40 minute ride) were fortunate to notice at the last instant, a deer carcass in the middle of their lane... almost dark at the time, they

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you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” So be encouraged, seek God and hand all your cares and worries over to Him. Your roads of life will smooth out and for the most part, with God as your pilot you will navigate the obstacles in a whole new way. God bless. Ride Safe, Ride True Pastor Chuck, Freedom Biker Church - Surrey

“There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.” Leo Tolstoy

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