The Kamloops Harley Owner’s Group is getting ready to turn their riding boots in for snow boots as this year’s riding season winds down. Several hardy souls continue to ride whenever they can though. The Chapter recently celebrated the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Barbeque and this event topped off a year that included some very special events and one very sad one as well. Our Western Regional Director, Cliff Randall passed away, without being able to enjoy the wonderful National Rally in August that he had helped prepare for and he will be missed not only locally but nationally.
In June, the Chapter’s Annual Poker Run raised $30,216 for Muscular Dystrophy and the charity raffle awarded two motorcycles and a cash prize. A huge amount of revenue was brought into the community with our successful bid to host the 2011 National Hog Rally here in August. The City, the RCMP, and the host hotel, as well as Kamloops Harley Davidson and our Chapter welcomed over 1200 riders to our wonderful city and countryside, and many will be returning due to the great hospitality and beauty of our area.
Over the winter, the Chapter will be planning for the its 24th Annual Poker Run next June and we are pleased to announce that over the past 23 years we have raised $791,447 for Muscular Dystrophy with this event! The Chapter will also bemaking some donations this fall to Local Charities and those will be announced at a later date. Thanks again to Kamloops, Ashcroft and surrounding communities, for your continued support of our Chapter, we couldn’t do it without you!
Submitted by KamHOG PR officer, Patty Turner (2500- 579-8541)
Photos courtesy of KamHOG photographer, John Buchanan.