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Toadstock 2019 Prizes / Games / Fun – Aug 9 & 10, 2019

So much fun, we can’t wait to see everyone this weekend. #Toadstock #bikersdownsocietyns #motorcycles #novascotia

So, we packed the trailer, we gathered up the goods… We have a TON of amazing prizes for you guys this weekend. There will be door prizes, bike games prizes, trophies at the dance and prizes…

Lenehan Musgrave, Riding in Style, Freeman’s Pizza Party, Hemp Heaven, Motorcycle Tour Guide, Liberty CC, Bikers down swag, gift cards, I’m talking SWAG people.

Yep it’s $20 per person per day / overnight. This is charity at its finest for all of our Brothers & Sisters and even if you drop in, we have to pay expenses and come out on the other side so… you know you want to check it out. The Bikers Down crew from Cape Breton will be representing and arranged the trophies for the best buns / wet tshirt / dance shenanigans!

There will be a main gate to register and pay. We will have a Apple Pay set up for credit cards and hopefully the debit will cooperate too. The school is right in the middle of town and I know there’s got to be a bank machine handy.

We have so many fun surprises planned… the weather is looking great, maybe an afternoon shower but we’ll work around that if it comes around. Oh and we packed the guitars for Friday Night Jam!

Can’t wait to see all you beautiful souls this weekend. ML&R

No BBQ August 8, 2019 in lieu of Toadstock Packing

Just a heads up, we don’t normally skip a bbq but we have to pack the trailer and have the fryer all settled down for the trip so we are not having a bbq this thursday night.

We are leaving from Sackville Cross Roads in Lower Sackville at noon to head up to River John.  We normally stop a couple times along the way for gas and coffee.   We’ll be all set up by late afternoon so we can help all you weary travellers coming up friday night get settled.

 

Friday night is laid back / meet and greet, bonfire and an acoustic jam.

Saturday is jam packed with biker goodness 🙂

Sister station to Q104 up in that area Z97.9 is going to have their community crew come out for a visit!

July Assistance Statistics

So an update as we’re trying to make sure what we keep people more informed on injury applications.

In the month of July, 2019, we had no applications come in.  We did send a cheque from the Angel fund to a family of a rider who was killed in an accident.

If you know of anyone who has been injured in an accident who may need our assistance in Nova Scotia, please contact and we will send you the application, or it can be downloaded from our application page.
In contrast, we received alot of donations in the month of July through successful bbqs, memorial donations for Wade Hall and our financials for 2018 will be posted once received from our accountant.
We have many great things planned for Bikers Down Society and are working to continue our outreach and safety awareness campaigns while we also enjoy the sport of motorcycling.

Toadstock is a Week away!

Update on next week’s Toadstock plans…

No bbq on thursday night because we have to load the trailer and get packed for Toadstock. We will be leaving Sackville around noon from Jimi’s place on Sackville Cross Road for anyone who wants to join the ride up friday. We are a charity so it’s $20 per person per night and we’re splitting that with the owner to cover his costs.

Saturday morning breakfast will be on us and we’ve got some other surprises packed into your $20 entrance fee so you’ll be happy. Bikes games, dance, shenanigans, prizes!

Sunday morning breakfast we’ll do tea and coffee but the folks in River John who are super excited about our event – embracing all us bikers 100% – have a week long event they put on in July and their fundraising committee is going to host a breakfast at the firehall next door first thing in the morning so we can carb up… Pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and tea for $6.00 and the proceeds will help out their efforts for River John Days.

Weather forecast is looking mighty fine at the moment and we’re geared up… we will have the party rain or shine. The new Toad patches are in and those who have seen them love them. We will have new shirts available as well, long sleeved supporter shirts and tshirts in black and white tank tops for the women with Toad.

Randy Thurber’s Obituary and Gofundme for Paulette

For those who are able to attend and pay your respects, there are two services planned for Randy as detailed in his obituary.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Campbell’s Funeral Home, 89 Bridge Street, Sackville, N.B. (506) 364-8188. Visiting hours will take place at the Middle Sackville Baptist Church, 14 Church Street, Sackville, NB on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  The funeral service will take place at the Middle Sackville Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 2 pm with Pastor Malcolm Read officiating.

On Friday, August 2, a funeral service will be held for Randy in Kingston, NS, under the direction of Middleton Funeral Home, (902) 825-3448. The service will take place at the Kingston United Baptist Church, 695 Main Street, Kingston, at 2 pm.  The burial will take place in the North Kingston Cemetery.

Randy Thurber Arlie Obituary

In an effort to assist with the costs in bringing Randy home along with his riding companions and their motorcycles, a Gofundme page has been set up and can be found here.

Gofundme Randy Thurber

Another Brother lost too soon, we send all of our love and condolences to his widow Paulette, his family, friends and his riding companions of Defenders Chapter 11.    ML&R

Rest in Peace Randy.  Ride with the Angels.

Total Donations Received in Memory of Wade Hall

Thank you to everyone who was kind to honor Wade’s memory with a donation to Bikers Down.  We wanted to make sure everyone was aware we received a total of $765.00 in cash, cheques and paypal donations.  The above total included donations received when Neil Lenihan dropped by to visit with Jimi.  Donations in Wade’s Memory

With $100 from the Brotherhood of Bikers in Bridgewater included in the above total.

*** UPDATE ***  July 25, 2019 – We received a $200 donation from the Diamond Devilz this evening at our bbq and we received a $125.00 donation from Canadian Lonewolves Bikers In the Park 50/50 both in Memory of Wade bringing the total donations received to $ 1,090.00.  We are truly blessed to be a part of such community.

The heartfelt letter we received from Wade’s sister Teena, conversations we had with Neil and Jody, words of kindness from the community, an online donation from his co-worker Carolyn in Alberta – Wade was loved.

Something good has come from this terrible tragedy and we will continue to do what we do remembering we could not do any of this work without you.  Thank you to all our Brothers & Sisters on this side and those standing on the other side watching out for us along the ride.

ML&R from all of us.