Cyclists taking part in the The 2019 Boomer’s Legacy Ride bike into the Parksville Community Park on Sunday, June 9. - Karly Blats photo                                Cyclists taking part in the The 2019 Boomer’s Legacy Ride bike into the Parksville Community Park on Sunday, June 9. - Karly Blats photo

Cyclists taking part in the The 2019 Boomer’s Legacy Ride bike into the Parksville Community Park on Sunday, June 9. - Karly Blats photo Cyclists taking part in the The 2019 Boomer’s Legacy Ride bike into the Parksville Community Park on Sunday, June 9. - Karly Blats photo

Boomer’s Legacy Ride cycles into Parksville

Close to three dozen cyclists ride in memory of Corporal Andrew “Boomer” Eykelenboom

Close to three dozen cyclists taking part in the 2019 Boomer’s Legacy Ride rode into the Parksville Community Park on Sunday, June 9.

After having some refreshments at the park, the cyclists headed to Bowser for lunch at the legion.

Boomer’s Legacy is named after Corporal Andrew “Boomer” Eykelenboom, a dedicated soldier and a Canadian Armed Forces medic killed by a suicide bomber on August 11, 2006.

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Andrew was committed to saving lives and helping the Afghan people realize freedom. His death was the catalyst to creating Boomer’s Legacy to help men and women in uniform make a positive difference in the lives of others. Andrew’s humanitarian spirit lives on through Boomer’s Legacy, committed to “Helping our Troops Help Others.”

To donate to the cause, go to www.boomerslegacy.ca.

— NEWS staff

 

Boomer’s Legacy Ride cycles into Parksville