A group of nine riders
and friends helped to start an organization while
relaxing after a motorcycle ride at our local Tim
Horton's. We were just sitting around and thought it
would be a great idea to form a group of motorcycle
riders. These motorcycle rides would benefit charities,
but also would allow us to do a lot of riding. We wanted
to provide a safe and social riding atmosphere for all
riders no matter what they rode, whether or not they are
seasoned riders or new riders.
So the Original Nine
was formed and we called ourselves
Canadian Legion of
December 14, 2006
The Original Nine officially signed as members
of the Canadian Legion of Riders.
Ride for a Vet
Bernie Levasseur with
the help of friends Don Bush, Glenn Kulyk
and Jim Giefer helped organize the first
annual 'Ride for A Vet'. In 2002 the donation was
made to the Boys and Girls Club. The
following consecutive years our support
went to the Legion with the cause being VETERANS UNMARKED GRAVES.
Thousands of dollars were donated
towards the said cause. This has been an
ongoing event till this date. In 2006
the newly formed CANADIAN LEGION of RIDERS
came to life and are now continuing to
hold the RIDE FOR A VET charity poker run.
Goals & Objectives
1. That and
organization of motorcycle enthusiast have formed an
association to support
Charitable Activities in the Battlefords and Area, such
as the Poker run Toy Run etc. The CLR is a
2. This organization is
called CANADIAN LEGION OF RIDERS. (CLR)
3. The purpose of the CLR
a. To attract motorcyclists and supporters to the CANADIAN
LEGION of RIDERS.
b. Establish comradeship, social activities and support local
events within the Community.
c. To be proactive within the CANADIAN LEGION of RIDERS
and/or Legion Activities
4. The goal of the CLR is
a. To make membership attractive to as many people as
b. Create a new central point for membership on a National
c. Give members a n important role in developing the CANADIAN
LEGION of RIDERS.
d. Develop a website/newsletter to communicate with
membership and the Community.
e. Insure that the CANADIAN LEGION of RIDERS can be
financially and administratively self supportive.
5. The objectives of the
a. To familiarize the community with the CANADIAN LEGION of
b. To provide a safe and enjoyable riding environment.
c. To provide training to new riders in group riding.
Legion of Riders would like to thank the Royal Canadian
Legion Branch 70, the volunteers, and all their members,
who devoted their time and services in all the funding
raising events. THANK YOU.
Original Founding Members
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