The original article appears in the 45th Edition of the
Busted Knuckle Chronicles 2008
History and Highlights,
Red Knights Motorcycle Club
Chapter Alberta 4
by Bill Hnatiuk
We are a paid, Volunteer Fire Department serving the Municipality of the Crowsnest Pass.
Our Municipality is located in the Southwest corner of the Province of Alberta, Canada.
We are nestled on the Eastern slopes of the C
anadian Rocky Mountains. Our Fire Station (Coleman Fire Department) was established in 1907, and has evolved to become known as Fire Station #25.
The fact that all members are volunteers means we all sustain other full time
employment. Careers in Mining, Lumber, Utility Services, Trade Workers, and Municipal
Employees are but a few of the jobs that make up our department membership.
However, of our department members enjoy the same leisure activities, one of which is “Riding Motorcycles”.
When we became aware of the International Red Knight Motorcycle Club through an advertisement in the Canadian Firefighter Magazine. We decide to learn more about the International Club by visiting the RKMC International web site. Knowing that fellow fire fighters sharing the same interest had organized a fraternity, it was decided that this would be for us.
Our Chapter applied for a RKMC Chapter and was approved for membership in April of 2003. At that time we had 11 members, as of December 31st, 2007 our club membership sits at 30.
We have acquired membership from four other Municipal Fire Stations; fighters from
Blairmore, Pincher Creek, Fort Macleod and Cardston all located in our area have joined our Chapter. In 2003 we were the fourth RKMC
Chapter started in Alberta there are now eight.
Other locations include Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Cold Lake, Spruce Grove,
Fort Saskatchewan, and Lethbridge.
RKMC Chapter Alberta 4, Highlights
Weekly rides, West through the Rocky Mountains to Fernie British Columbia and
stopping at Tim Horton’s for coffee
Attending Alberta RKMC Rallies.
Attending International RKMC Rallies
Participating in fund raising rides, such as, Ride for Site, Ride for Dad and various Toy Runs through out the Province.
Bill Hnatiuk, President,
RKMC, Chapter Alberta 4