The cost of registration is $50 per participant, but be sure to enter the promotional code "CB2018" to get your early bird discount of $15. (Valid until 31 May 2018). Please note that each registrant is required to raise a further $150 in order to qualify for participation.
It will take a significant volunteer effort for Camp Boomer 2018 to reach full potential.
Donations over $25 will receive a charitable tax receipt.
SATURDAY JUNE 16 2018
After a successful decade, the epic Boomer’s Legacy BC Bike Ride from 19 Wing Comox to Victoria has been replaced by an exciting single day event! Introducing Camp Boomer!
The new format will enable everyone to participate in this worthwhile charity under the Canadian Forces Support Our Troops program.
Camp Boomer will take place on Saturday, 16 June at Glacier Gardens Arena at 19 Wing Comox. Based on a military theme, participants will have six hours to walk, run or cycle two mapped routes. Entry into the event will entail a registration fee to cover expenses, as well as a minimum pledge amount.
In an effort to Help Our Soldiers Help Others at Home and Abroad, the organizing committee is well into the planning stages for this new undertaking. With the support of local military units, this event promises to be a day of physical effort, remembrance of the fallen, and of course, raising money for our troops to contribute to humanitarian efforts wherever they serve.
If you want to contribute to this exciting new fundraising opportunity, contact Bobbi at email@example.com for more information.
Click here to view the full Schedule of Events
|8:30 – 9:45 AM||Walk/Run/Bike Registration||Arena Parking Lot||Registered Participants|
|9:45 AM||Opening Ceremonies – Capt (ret’d) Trevor Green||Arena Parking Lot||Open to the public|
|10:00 AM||Walk/Run/Bike Circuits Begin||Registered Participants|
|11:00 AM – 2:00 PM||Comox Air Force Museum Open Cockpit||Heritage Park||Donation **|
|11:00 AM – 3:00 PM||Kids’ Boot Kamp||Arena Parking Lot||$10 per child up to a total of $30 per family|
|11:00 AM – 12:00 PM||Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs Presentation||888 Wing||Donation **|
|11:30 AM||Lunch Available – Wing Foods and Marine Harvest Salmon BBQ||Arena Parking Lot||$10|
|12:00 – 1:00 PM||Lunch with Trevor Green||888 Wing||Donation **|
|1:30 – 2:15 PM||CFB Esquimalt Naden Brass Band||Arena Parking Lot||Open to the public|
|1:30 – 2:30 PM||Vimy Flight Presentation – Dale Erhart||888 Wing||Donation **|
|2:45 – 3:30 PM||CFB Esquimalt Naden Brass Band||Walk/Run Route||Open to the public|
|3:30 PM||Arrival of VICD Mountain Bike Riders||Arena Parking Lot||Open to the public|
|3:55 PM||Walk/Run/Bike Circuits End||Registered Participants|
|4:00 PM||Closing Ceremonies||Arena||Open to the public|
|4:30 PM||Burger and Beer||888 Wing||$ TBD|
|** Note: A one-time donation can be used for all speaking events and Open Cockpit.
Military static displays from 19 Wing Comox, 11 Field Ambulance and the Scottish Regiment are open to the public throughout the event.
Click here to view the cycling route
Click here to view the Walk/Run route
About Trevor Greene
Captain (Ret.) Trevor Greene is a writer, journalist, and a former officer in the Seaforth Highlanders of the Canadian Forces. Greene sustained a massive brain injury after a much publicized attack on March 4, 2006, in the Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Greene is notable for being one of the first recipients of the Sacrifice Medal and being the subject of a feature-length documentary that won a Gemini Award, Peace Warrior (view the trailer), which documents his recovery. Greene was also a torch-bearer for the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics.
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