LAST Saturday, July 31, the Sikh Motorcycle Club of Canada held motorcycle rides at the same time in different provinces of Canada, with chapters from British Columbia, Ontario, Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and Alberta participating, to raise funds for Diabetes Canada.
The motorcylists visited local gurdwaras and businesses to collect donations. Apart from the members of Sikh Motorcycle Club, about 60 bikers from Blue Knights, Muslim Riders Club, Punishers MC, Better Mountain MC, Dual Sports BC, Blue Mountain MR and other motorcycle clubs participated in this ride.
The Sikh Motorcycle Club British Columbia started its ride from Khalsa Diwan Society in Abbotsford and passed through Chilliwack, Mission, Vancouver and New Westminster, ending at Gurdwara Sahib Dukh Niwaran in Surrey. Many local businesses also provided financial support to meet the target.
The Sikh Motorcycle Club has organized many events like this in the past, including a cross-country ride to raise funds for Canadian Cancer Society and Ride to Punjab from Canada to raise funds for Khalsa Aid.
In the closing ceremony of this ride, the founder of the club, Harjinder Singh Thind, thanked all the motorcycle clubs who participated in this ride and contributed to its success. Dr. Paramjit Singh Sohal spoke on the ill-effects of diabetes and the ways to prevent it. The Sikh Motorcycle Club was thanked by Sarah Reid, Regional Director, Diabetes Canada British Columbia, for the donations.