Legion Week/Bike Rodeo join forces for community event and barbecue this Sunday

Annual Legion Free Community Barbecue and Barriere RCMP Bike Rodeo happening Sunday, June 28

The annual Legion Free Community Barbecue and Barriere RCMP Bike Rodeo will be happening this Sunday, June 28, at the Barriere Senior Centre and the Bandshell in Fadear Park, with all area residents are invited to attend.

The annual Legion Community Barbecue is held in celebration of Legion Week, which runs from June 23 to 29.  Throughout the week leading up to Canada Day, 55 legions all over British Columbia will mark the occasion by holding special events in their communities to promote learning about history, share Canada’s heritage and increase awareness of the legion’s programs and activities.

The annual RCMP Bike Rodeo for area youngsters will be  held in the Barriere Senior Centre parking lot from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  You will find the Barriere Legion’s free community barbecue just across the lane at the Bandshell.

“We are combining with the Barriere Legion again to offer up bike safety training and testing,” says RCMP Cpl. Darin Underhill, “There will be entertainment, face painting, a bouncy castle and other activities as well.”

Underhill also notes their will be a car seat fitting station for new parents and a multi-station course for all bike riders.

“We have 50-60 children attend and participate each year with all going home with a prize.  I have already purchased eight brand new bikes, 30 new helmets and all entrants will get a prize of at least a water bottle,” said Underhill, “This year will focus on safety gear and proper handling of the bike, while testing on the rules of the road.”

A number of volunteers step forward each year to help with the Bike Rodeo, as does Barriere’s Success By Six early childhood program.

Underhill also notes that the event is hoping to have a match of last years support of $150 in sponsorship from generous supporters.  The money collected allows for all children to receive either a new bicycle or an important piece of safety equipment.

“I appreciate everyone’s continued support and would love to see you out to one of our events,” said the Corporal.

Legion facts:

The Royal Canadian Legion/BC Yukon Command is a non-profit organization consisting of 149 branches, 80 ladies’ auxiliaries and approximately 55,000 members.

Each year, the BC Yukon Command raises several million dollars through fund-raising, with proceeds going to benefit youth, seniors, educational institutions, and medical and research facilities.

The Royal Canadian Legion is the largest developer of veteran and seniors’ affordable and assisted living housing in B.C.


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