Yarmouth, N.S. - Rollin’ for Colon Starts Here, Join Us For Our Second Annual Rollin’ for Colon July 19, 20, 21, 2013
The 1st Annual Rollin’ for Colon was a Huge Success
The 1st Annual Rollin’ for Colon event took place July 20, 21, 22, 2012. Seventy people attended and a great time was had by all. Our event is the first of its kind in Canada because it was a motorcycle & motor coach tour bus event. Everyone and anyone could participate, not only motorcyclists.
On Friday evening, the 20th, registrants were treated to a free seafood chowder and entertainment before preparing for the following day’s tour and poker run. The distance of the tour was 465 kms and left Yarmouth by way of the South Shore on Saturday at 9:00 am making a stop at the Shelburne Tim Horton’s then traveling to Liverpool where we stopped for lunch. We then traveled across country at Kejimikujik National Park to the Annapolis Valley and Bear River for a stop at the Cherry Blossom Festival, returning home to Yarmouth where that evening participants were treated to a quarter chicken dinner with all the fixings plus a cake for dessert which was donated by Atlantic Super Store.
We also had an auction of items that were donated and we made $588.50 on that auction. Proceeds from the auction were donated to two local groups – The Gilles Boudreau Foundation which assists cancer patients with travel costs to and from other hospitals if treatments are not available at the South West Health Cancer Centre in Yarmouth. The other group is the local prostate cancer support group. We were pleased to be able to donate locally as well as raise money for CCAC.
To add a humorous note: Our fantastic auctioneer actually sold a torn brown 9X12 envelope with cancelled stamps and writing on it because he told the people that there may or may not be something in it. The envelope sold for $2 and had he waited another minute, another biker would have bid $5 for it. The biker was a good sport and he laughed along with the rest of us. We are still laughing about it and teasing him about buying an old brown torn envelope. The best part of this event – we raised $1935.00 for the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada and for a first time event, that is fantastic. Our 2nd Annual Rollin’ for Colon which will take place July 19, 20, 21, 2013 will do much better, now that it is known that this event is taking place. We have had nothing but positive feedback and we could not be happier.
For those who do not know what a poker run is it simply means that all paid participants, on their return to the start location, can choose seven playing cards and from those seven, pick five that will make the best poker hand. Prizes were awarded on Saturday evening after the meal for the best poker hands.
Please join us for the Rollin’ For Colon 2013!
Our mission is to roll over the challenges faced with the fight against cancer. To raise funds to support awareness for colon cancer.
The Pledge sheet
Nova Scotia has some of the most ideal riding conditions in Canada. Come and join us for a scenic tour around the South Shore of Nova Scotia. You will not be disappointed.
Beginning in beautiful Yarmouth at 9am, we will take the scenic route to Liverpool before journeying across the province to the Annapolis Valley and back to our start destination. The ride will take approximately 7 hours which will include stops along the way. You will not be disappointed.