I joined a motorcycle club - The Canadian Army Veterans Motorcycle Unit - The C.A.V. -
The C.A.V. was started in 2003, the brainchild of co-founders "Doc" Lebrun and PM "Trapper" Crane, CD.; a couple of wounded soldiers and avid motorcycle riders who imagined a group of similar individuals reaching out to help others through their common military ideals of love of riding motorcycles.
The C.A.V. is based upon a military structure, having three formations in Canada: 1 C.A.V. covers Central Canada, 2 C.A.V. covers Eastern Canada and 3 C.A.V. covers Western Canada. There is also a formation known as C.A.V. International.
The C.A.V. is instrumental in raising funds and awareness through various charitable rides : the Rides for Dad, assisting the Tony Stacey Center in Toronto, the Perley Rideau Veterans House, The Veterans Hospital in Saint John, The Fisher House in Landsthul, Germany; the Soldier On Program as well as many more Local, National and International Organizations.
The C.A.V.'S motto is based upon the military principles of Strength and Honour: - strength in supporting any positive energy that is needed in our communities; and honour in keeping alive the sacrifices of those who came before them and today's military. This, along with our mission statement: "Ride, Have Fun while Helping Others is the "raison d'etre" among all members.
Grand March, Graduation came and went. The handsome fellow will enter the next phase of his career in becoming a Police Officer, perhaps eventually a Mountie and the beautiful young woman will study Marine Life. Best of luck to both of you as you enter the next exciting phase of your lives. lol
NOW, summer finally came to the Maritimes, so the usual cleanup, planting , painting etc - lets move onto the St. Croix River and go fishing, which I did yesterday with Dr. D.........