Second annual Rotary Ride for Jeneece on Saturday

The love of the open road and a generosity of spirit will bring Vancouver Island motorcycle enthusiasts together on Saturday

OVER 100 BIKERS are expected to ride from Courtenay to Gold River in this year's Rotary Ride for Jeneece.

OVER 100 BIKERS are expected to ride from Courtenay to Gold River in this year's Rotary Ride for Jeneece.

The love of the open road and a generosity of spirit will bring Vancouver Island motorcycle enthusiasts together on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Riders will come together for the second annual Rotary Ride for Jeneece that winds its way along the beautiful roads from Courtenay to Gold River – and you are invited to come along for the ride. This year we expect more than 100 bikes to take the tour!

Participant check in begins at 9:30 a.m. at Weavers Leather on Cliffe Avenue and riders take to the road at 10:30 a.m. Along the route there will be a stop at the Quinsam Hotel in Campbell River and another rest station at the Elk Portal before arriving at Pipers on the Ridge Pub in Gold River.

Riders will arrive to a festive atmosphere that includes door prizes, a silent auction and entertainment provided by Comox Valley’s own Boondocks.

Net proceeds from this event will be donated to Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island and will be directed toward the operation of Jeneece Place.

Jeneece Place is located only steps away from Victoria General Hospital and it provides a home away from home for families who travel to Victoria for their child’s medical care. The house opened its doors to guests on January 23, 2012 and since that date it has been full to capacity almost every night with families from all over Vancouver Island.

The house was originally built thanks to the vision of Jeneece Edroff and the generous support of the Vancouver Island community. The Foundation continues to accept donations to help with operating costs, which are approximately $325,000 per year.

— Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island

 

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