On May 10, the motorcycle community in Edmonton and surrounding areas gathered to raise funds for those affected by the wildfires in Fort McMurray.
The Rig Riders Motorcycle Club and The Litas Edmonton, joined efforts with Blackjacks Roadhouse to put on the event, which included a mini-poker run, 50/50 draw, silent auction, live music from local Edmonton band The Unlisted and a BBQ. The event was organized in just 5 days and saw more than 350 riders in attendance, raising over $9600 – all of which will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross.
With the Provincial and Federal Government donation match commitments, a total of $28,800 is going to the Canadian Red Cross on behalf of Clarence Shields. Clarence Shields, owner of Blackjacks Roadhouse, is also a native of Fort McMurray and an avid supporter of the Motorcycle Community. This is yet another example of the incredible bond that exists within the riding community.
Words by Micaela Wallace, Photos by Ashleigh Kaliszuk