Born to be gen­er­ous

Club pre­pares for ‘Food Ride and Mo­tor­cy­cle Show N Shine’


A lo­cal club is plan­ning once again to ‘rev up’ sup­port for the Glace Bay Food Bank.

Sam Karam, vice pres­i­dent of the Bay Boys Cape Bre­ton mo­tor­cy­cle club, said their sec­ond an­nual ‘Food Ride and Mo­tor­cy­cle Show N Shine,’ will be held Sun­day, July 19, at Con­ver­gys park­ing lot ( for­merly Stream), Union Street, Glace Bay, 10 a.m.2 p.m.

The event is be­ing held un­der the um­brella of Bay Days fes­tiv­i­ties.

Bik­ers register at 10 a.m. with ad­mis­sion $10 in a food or mon­e­tary do­na­tion.

For the public, ad­mis­sion is any food or mon­e­tary do­na­tion. Karam said mem­bers of the lo­cal an­tique car clubs have been in­vited to join them, so a car show will be go­ing on at the same time.

“They are com­ing to help sup­port the cause of rais­ing food for the food bank.”

There will be a 50/50 draw, a dunk tank, bar­be­cue and prizes.

At 1 p.m., the bik­ers will be go­ing for a ‘ bike ride’ through­out Glace Bay, end­ing at the Main Event, where prizes and plaques will be given out in sev­eral cat­e­gories, do­nated by the Main Event in con­junc­tion with Mel’s This and That Tro­phies and Gifts.

Karam said there was a good turnout last year. He said the club is ap­pre­cia­tive to Con­ver­gys for al­low­ing them to use their park­ing lot for this good cause.

“Con­ver­gys is a huge sup­porter, last year they brought a truck­load of food.”

Karam said the Bay Boys ap­pre­ci­ate all the help and sup­port their club has re­ceived with this wor­thy cause.

“Ev­ery­one that par­tic­i­pated - even a hair per­cent for the cause - it’s ap­pre­ci­ated. This is not about mo­tor­cy­cles or cars or clubs or any­thing like that. This is about the food bank - it’s a fundraiser for the food bank.”


Some of the mem­bers of the Bay Boys Cape Bre­ton mo­tor­cy­cle club gather to­gether while pre­par­ing for the sec­ond an­nual Bay Boys Cape Bre­ton Food Ride to be held July 19 at Con­ver­gys park­ing lot in Glace Bay, in­clud­ing, from the left, Michael Tracey, Sam Karam, Wayne Mauger, Joe MacNeil, Eric Thom­son, Keith Thom­son and Bill Slade. As well as a mo­tor­cy­cle show, a car show has been added this year.

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