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    Ride for Autism in the 'Wack.

    I haven't seen this posted anywhere, so here's the info. Reads like an event put on by a bunch of cruiser doodes. It'd be fun to turn up with a respectable showing from BCSB! Is there any interest in attending and making a BCSB donation to the cause?


    May 1
    Rally in the Valley
    45130 Wolf Rd, Chilliwack
    Star Touring & Riding Association B.C. Chapter 5103 holds its First Annual Charity Ride for Autism at Townsend Park ( Townsend Park - 45130 Wolfe Road ) in Chilliwack. Event happens from 11 am to 4 pm. Open to all riders and the general public riders are expected from all over the lower mainland. Destination ride for the Gateway Society includes Show and Shine, 50/50 draws and raffles as part of the day's events.Cash donations will be accepted on site. For more info visit www.bcstarriders5103.com or call 604-808-2178.
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    Here's the press release. I work for Gateway and can vouch for the fact that it's a great organization working for a great cause. Let's a get a good sport-bike contingent out there.

    April 18, 2005
    For Immediate Release

    Motorcyclists “Riding for Autism”

    The sound of 500-1000 motorcycles on the streets of Chilliwack could certainly rival the noise of a jet taking off from a runway. However, the arrival of these motorcycles from all over the Pacific Northwest on Sunday, May 1, 2005 will quietly signal the start of a unique fundraising event for the Gateway Society called the “Rally in the Valley” Ride for Autism. Dave Sievewright, President of the Star Touring and Riding Association,BC Chapter 5103 took on this event with the help of the other members of the Association to raise funds for the Gateway Society which provides much needed services for persons with Autism. “It is the designated charity for our riding group. I have developed a real appreciation for everybody involved in helping to care for and provide services for those affected with Autism” said Sievewright.

    Autism affects one in every five hundred births. It is a developmental disability which affects what individuals see, hear, smell, and feel. It is four times likely to occur in boys and knows no racial, ethnic, or social boundaries. Gateway Society understands the challenges that an Autistic child places on family dynamics…The primary objective of the Society is to enhance each individual’s quality of life.

    The “Rally in the Valley” Ride for Autism will take place at Townsend Park 45130 Wolfe Rd. beginning at 11am and run until 4:00pm The park is located across the street from the Prospera Center in Chilliwack and will become a hive of activity.

    May is “Motorcycle Awareness Month” in British Columbia and the Star Touring and Riding Assn. has opened this event to all riders as well as the general public to come and learn more about Autism, enjoy the motorcycle “Show& Shine”, participate in the 50/50 draws, and buy a raffle ticket for fantastic prizes that will be given away the day of the event. Live Entertainment for the event will be provided by well known music personality, Mr. Trevor Mc Donald and friends.

    All funds raised at this event will directly provide some urgently needed playground equipment for the group home. Gateway provides group homes for both Children and Adults, as well as family care homes. These programs supply personal support while including the individual in all aspects of daily and family life. Respite and Day care are
    also available as well as Educational Programs for caregivers.

    “This event could literally be the difference between getting the playground equipment for the group home or not getting it,” says Sievewright. “Nowadays, you need to do so much more than just have an event, and sell tickets. You also need a worthwhile cause and a dedicated group of people who realize they CAN make a difference and feel good about their efforts after the event”, he added. Donations will be accepted on site the day of the event. For information on this event contact: Mr. Dave Sievewright at 604-808-2178

    This event is being sponsored by 98.3 STAR fm, CKNW, 96.9 Jack fm. Rock 101, 93.7 JR fm and CTV
    Additional sponsors include BC Coalition of Motorcyclists, Pacific Yamaha/BMW, Yamaha Canada, Western Powersports, Valley Yamaha, Barnes Harley Davidson, Stampede Tack & Western Wear, GA Checkpoint Yamaha, Trev Deeley Harley Davidson, & Harley Davidson of Chilliwack

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    If I have my new bike by then I am game...

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