Boomer’s Legacy

Maureen EykelenboomMaureen Eykelenboom’s passion for helping those in need in countries served by the Canadian Forces was immediately evident at our May 1st meeting.

She upholds and promotes the values that her son, Cpl. Andrew “Boomer” Eykelenboom, held so high before he was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2006.

Her presentation sparkled with humour, showing  slides of the mischievousness of the young Andrew, as well as sadness.  However the main focus was on the foundation and the good works that have resulted from Maureen’s determination to preserve Andrew’s memory in the way he would have wished.

She, and over one hundred  others, will be riding their bikes for Boomer on June 14 and 15 from Comox to Victoria.  They’ll be coming through Nanoose, stopping at the lay-by on the highway for a rest on the 14th.  If you see  a crowd of bike riders, stop and cheer them on.

Better yet – donate to one of the riders by going by going to this webpage.

For more information on the organization – check out their extensive website.

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