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Biker’s Down is hosting a fundraising auction this November 25th at Dave Dolittles, Tacoma Drive in Dartmouth. The bidding starts at 5pm! Come on out and support your fellow Nova Scotian bikers! $10 adminssion gets you 5 chicken wings and a draft or pop!
A few ToadStock updates:
The clock is ticking down – only a few more sleeps until the party of the year – Toadstock! We have added a People’s Choice Show ‘n Shine this year from 6-8 on Sat. No cost to enter your bike, voters will make their choice by throwing a loonie (or more) into a can next to your bike so if you really want to win, bring friends with lots of money! The money collected will of course go into the Bikers Down fund but the winner will receive a nice prize! Registration will be at the Toadstock site.
For those of you bringing motorhomes/trailers up on Friday night, please understand that we have to keep things very low key as we have only technically rented the premises for Sat/Sun. We hope to be able to use this site again next year and make it a two night event.
Good news – we checked the website and the NSLC in Middle Musquodoboit (about 1/2 mile from Toadstock site) is open until 9pm on Saturday! Remember there is food available for purchase onsite, and Biker’s Down will be putting on a free pancake breakfast on Sunday, but this is a BYOB affair!
We’ll see you at TOADSTOCK!
The Biker’s Down Society is putting together a live auction and we are looking for donated items to auction off. They don’t necessarily have to be bike-related either. We are looking for quality items to raise money for our great cause. We’re putting the word out there, and are really hoping some of the local and regional Bike Clubs will heed our call.
A total of $12,500 was given out to biker’s in need this year alone! Each year we strive to raise more so we can continue to help our brothers and sisters in need. Remember, Biker’s Down does not discriminate by make or model or club or affiliation. We help ALL biker’s who have been injured in accidents get back on their feet during the hard times after an accident. In fact, one of our recent recipients rides a scooter!
We’d appreciate your support in whatever manner works best for you. Please contact us if you have an auction item to donate, or if you have any other questions about us or our cause. And spread the word! Share, tweet, bookmark, and get in touch!
Biker’s helping biker’s, it’s what we’re all about!
We had our Biker’s Down AGM last night, and would like you to know that 2011 has been a banner-year for our organization.
A total of $12,500 was given out to biker’s in need this year alone!
The board would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support for this GREAT cause!!
Keep it up Nova Scotia. Biker’s helping biker’s, it’s what we’re all about!
For those who missed it, Biker’s Down and ToadStock was featured on a recent episode of Biker TV. Check it out!! (From 7:34 – 13:54)
Bikers Down Society-Toad Memorial Fund has just completed its third year of operation and has been very well received by the motorcycling community.This year we even added more clubs to help raise money or just volunteer.A special thanks to the Darksiders who helped with the Toad Memorial ride in August as well as raising money for our Society. We have had other clubs donate money and time also and we would like to thank them all.
There were three main functions again in fundraising activities in this fiscal period.They included the
Annual Memorial Dance in March 2010,the 2010 Toad Memorial Poker Run in August 2010 and the draw for the 250 Hyosung motorbike in September at the Wharf Rat Rally.
Once again members and volunteers traveled to numerous events to sell tickets on the bike and t-shirts.
We now also sell t-shirts and all tickets at Riding In Style Leather/Beccas Boutique where the next bike
is on display for all to see and even sit on it.Bikers Down Society along with Riding In Style Leather will
be having a Friday Night Bikers Down bike Night at 528 Sackville Drive starting at a date to be announced from 6-9pm where hot dogs,pop,water,coffee will be available for a donation to help raise awareness and money for the Society.
We will continue to work on our policies to change our bylaws to reflect who we need to become.Bikers Down has had an article written in the Bedford ,Sackville ,Halifax,and Dartmouth community news.We also had coverage on CBC radio with an interview of Bikers Down Chairman Jimi Swinamer.
For the upcoming year we must continue our push for public awareness and government support to make our roads more motorcycle friendly.
Jimi Swinamer, Chairman
Bikers Down Society – Toad Memorial Fund
Annual General Meeting – Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 7:00pm
If you wish to attend the Annual General Meeting, you must pre-register either by email or by phone (902) 462-7466 no later than Monday, February 28, 2011 at 5:00pm.
Any member proposing changes to the By-Laws or to add an issue to the agenda, must do so by Monday, February 28 at 5:00pm.
Venue will be decided after number of registrants has been determined. Venue will be announced one week prior to meeting.
1. Approval of 2010 Annual General Meeting Minutes
2. Report of the Board of Directors
3. Financial Review and Appointment of Auditors
4. Election of Board of Directors
5. Election of Officers
6. Amendments to the By-Laws
The $500 first prize for the poker run was won by Dusty Larocque, who was here from Ottawa visiting friends in Porter’s Lake.
The worst hand was won by Lloyd (don’t know his last name) who graciously re-donated the $100 prize back to Biker’s Down.
The winner of this year’s 250 Hyosung drawn at the Wharf Rat Rally this past weekend was Anna Ford of Maitland Bridge, NS.
We’d also like to send out a special thank-you to Medric “Seadog” Cousineau for collecting donations for the fund from the magic act he performed around the Digby Waterfront during the Wharf Rat Rally. He collected over approximately $115 for us!
Join us on August 21st, 2010 for the Toad Memorial Poker Run!
• Registration 12-2pm at Toad’s Cycle
• Hot dogs & pop will be available for purchase
• $20 Registration fee includes run, ticket on bike and entrance to Monte’s that evening
• Entertainment at Monte’s includes J. Cole & the Kickassmatics and After Hours
• If someone wants to do just the run or dance the price is $10 but does not include a ticket on the bike
• Best hand $500; Worst hand $100
• Best & worst hand will be announced at Monte’s
• Door prizes and 50/50 at Monte’s as well!