Slap on the leather and ride for Jeneece Place
The love of the open road and a generosity of spirit will bring Vancouver Island motorcycle enthusiasts together this Saturday.
Riders will come together for the second annual Rotary Ride for Jeneece that winds its way along the beautiful roads from Courtenay to Gold River - and you are invited to come along for the ride! This year they expect more than 100 bikes to take the tour.
Participant check in begins at 9:30 a.m. at Weavers Leather on Cliffe Avenue and riders take to the road at 10:30 a.m. Along the route there will be a stop at the Quinsam Hotel in Campbell River and another rest station at the Elk Portal before arriving at Pipers on the Ridge Pub in Gold River.
Riders will arrive to a festive atmosphere that includes door prizes, a silent auction and entertainment provided by Comox Valley’s own Boondocks.
Net proceeds from this event will be donated to the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island and will be directed toward the operation of Jeneece Place. Jeneece Place is located only steps away from Victoria General Hospital and it provides a home away from home for families who travel to Victoria for their child’s medical care.
The house opened its doors to guests on Jan. 23, 2012 and since that date it has been full to capacity almost every night with families from all over Vancouver Island.
The house was originally built thanks to the vision of Jeneece Edroff and the generous support of the community. The Foundation continues to accept donations to help with operating costs, which are approximately $325,000 per year.
For more information about the Rotary Ride for Jeneece call Brian Shaw at 250-287-8807 or Google Ride for Jeneece.