Relay Ride makes stop in Golden

Motorcyclists on a special journey stop at the Royal canadian Legion in Golden.

  • Aug. 8, 2012 6:00 a.m.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #122


On July 31 The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #122 volunteers barbecued dinner for 25 motorcyclists who were staying overnight in Golden.

Legion volunteers teamed up and made sure they went to bed with their bellies full after a ride from Jasper, through rain storms, hot sun and majestic mountain vista’s.

A special thanks to our local Sobeys Store for their generous donation of corn on the cob and buns for the dinner.

The barbecue would not have been complete without Garda’s Potato Salad or the squares from the Branch #122 Ladies Axillary.

Thank You to everyone who helped us feed the riders.

The motorcyclists were on the 7th day of the nine-day ride for the B.C. portion of the 4th annual military police national motorcycle relay ride.

This years ride is from Comox to Victoria on July 21. Then from July 28 to August 2, the ride will then take them from Victoria – Vancouver – Kamloops (via the Sea to Sky Highway) – Jasper – Banff – Golden – Kelowna – Vancouver – Victoria.

The Annual Ride is run 100 per cent by volunteers is in support of  two children’s charities, the first being the Military Police Fund for Blind Children, which is run and managed by Military Police volunteers.

This enables the charity to use 100 per cent of the money raised to help newborn to 21-year-old visually impaired children, everywhere in Canada.

The ride also contributes to The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. Each year, thousands of Canadian children between the ages of three and 17 are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

Since 1984, The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada has worked tirelessly to grant exceptional wishes to over 16,000 children and their families.

After the dinner, Ride Captain, George Robinson, thanked the legion for the dinner and explained a bit about the ride and the charities it supports. For more information about the ride, please visit the official website, 4th annual military police national motorcycle relay ride

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #122 is proud to be associated with such a worthy cause.

We wish the riders well and a good ride.