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Boomer’s Legacy

Boomer’s Legacy Foundation is a 100% Canadian charitable organization created in 2006. The catalyst for its beginning was the death of Cpl Andrew “Boomer” Eykelenboom, who was killed in action, in Spin Boldak, Afhganistan in August, 2006.

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Boomer’s Legacy was created to embody and perpetuate the passion Andrew had towards helping people in need whom he encountered while deployed as a Medical Technician in the Canadian Forces. The goal of Boomer’s Legacy is to empower all deployed Canadian Forces soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen by the raising and provision of charitable funds, thus helping them to help others. In this way, they are able to carry on Andrew’s strongly felt desire to provide much needed humanitarian assistance to people where ever and whenever Canadian Forces members are deployed.

Boomer’s Legacy raises funds for these endeavors primarily via “Boomer Rides,” which are long-distance road cycling trips in which participants gather individual and group sponsorships. Boomer Rides also provides an important opportunity to spread awareness and pay appropriate homage to the sacrifices made by Canadian Forces members for all of us. Boomer Rides are currently held annually in British Columbia and Nova Scotia, with Rides in Alberta and Ontario being added this year (and more coming soon). There have even been Boomer “Spin-a-thon” Rides held by deployed troops in Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan!

Private donations are also encouraged at any time from individuals, groups and other charitable initiatives. Funds from Boomer’s Legacy are made available to Canadian Forces members via the Boomer’s Trust Fund.

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