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GALLERY 2010

                                       





 


Omar 

For twenty years the GOOD NEWS BEARS have brought smiles to the faces of many
and over 3,049,554 dollars to the food banks of the Okanagan/Similkameen.

 


        

 

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GALLERY 2009


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Ashcroft Drags May 2009
 

Ashcroft Drags, May 23-24 2009. A couple of our members headed out on Friday and set up camp in Spence’s Bridge for the weekend, while a few others joined the Silver Eagles from Penticton for the ride out on Saturday, staying in Cache Creek for the night. A good field of male and female race competitors put on a real show for the crowd.

The Log Cabin pub in Spence’s Bridge is a great place to enjoy a few cold ones with a biker-friendly atmosphere. Rumours restaurant puts out a fine breakfast, and will even let you camp in the orchard out back which is a short walk to the pub. With great scenery, some good twisties, and little traffic, highways #8 west of Merritt and #5a south to Princeton are excellent riding roads that should be on everybody’s agenda. The Gold Dust Pub in Hedley is another good stopping place with meals that are sure to please. Get on the bike and ride!







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On Saturday May 9/09, OMRA members flipped burgers and rolled the dogs for M&M Meats annual charity BBQ. Lots of folks dropped by with cash donations and left with full bellies. It was smiles all around as spirits were high, aided by Bernie’s jovial wit. Stockwell even stopped in to pose with a burger. Approximately $1720.00 was raised for chrons and colitis.    
      

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     Riders gathered early at Rotary Park, on the south shore of Okanagan Lake, where the local Lions club served up coffee and breakfast. DJ services for the day were provided by Affordable Quality Music Services, keeping everybody in an upbeat mood. The run began promptly at 11:00 and members of the OMRA did a great job of blocking along the way to keep the group together. There were cheers and waves from people all along the route, a wonderful show of support from Valley residents.

     The group returned to Rotary Park around 2:00 for burgers and hot dogs, again served by the Lions club. Besides the toys and books donated by local businesses, there were also more than 30 worthy prizes donated to be raffled off to the riders. Between raffle tickets, the 50/50 draw, and cash donations, a sum of $970.00 was raised. Combined with the huge pile of toys donated by participating riders, the St. Vincent de Paul society will be able to brighten Christmas morning for many needy families in the Penticton area.

     The success of the toy run is due to support from many individuals and businesses, too many to list here. Thank you all for contributing and showing yet another reason why the Okanagan Valley is a great place to live.


GALLERY 2008

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