2007 TOMA RIDE for Burned Kids News Page

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5TH ANNUAL TOMA RIDE FOR Burned Kids

The 2007 TOMA RIDE saw our Riders bring in $ 11,495.53 plus WINMAR, Owen Sound's Tour for TOMA $ 10,863.75 for a GRAND TOTAL of $ 22,359.28.

.- John Derringer dropped by to wish all our Riders a safe TOMA RIDE and it was indeed a pleasure seeing him again. John is a fervent supporter of the TOMA Foundation for Burned Children and we value his support deeply.

.- Jim Campbell of Paris was our number one biker again this year bringing in over $ 1,200.00 in pledges for the TOMA Kids and he received, for the second year in a row,the Jennifer Sultana Memorial Award given out to the Rider with the most in pledges. Jim was the highest pledge bearer THREE years in a row. GREAT JOB, Jim !!!

. -    "We've listened to you" and at your request, we have made some changes to our route. The altered route has been posted on the RIDE index page. A major change this year is our ending point which will now be the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton and NOT Bayfront Park as it has been in the past. Raffle tickets will be sold at the Museum and the lucky winner will win a one year $ 300.00 membership which includes a ride in a Harvard or Steerman war plane and also allows the member to visit the museum free of charge for one year as well as receiving the museum's newsletter. See pics of the planes here and here.

.- Our Milton stopover this year will be at the Mohawk Inn and NOT at Centennial Park.

.- The TOMA RIDE for Burned Kids was held on September 23rd 2007 and the weather was amazing.

.- The Rider with the highest amount in pledges will receive the "Jennifer Sultana Memorial Award" given out in memory of the tragic accident that took Jennifer Sultana's life on Sept. 25th 2005. This year's award will be presented by Dan McLean of Hamilton Channel 11.

.- We are pleased to announce that Big Smoke Riders will be joining us again this year. Check out their website at http://www.bigsmokeriders.com/welcome.html

.- We are very proud to announce the continuing participation of WINMAR, property restoration specialists, as a RIDE sponsor this year. Their website can be viewed at www.winmar.on.ca WINMAR Corporate has chosen TOMA has its Charity for 2007 and has invited its franchisees across Ontario to join in the Corporate effort. Their Owen Sound office has organised a Tour for TOMA Motorcycle Ride on June 23rd which proved to be a great a success and raised $ 10,863.65 for TOMA. Proceeds of the TOUR will be handed to TOMA at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at the end of the 2007 TOMA RIDE.

.- Chapter 14 of the Red Knights is actively involved in the TOMA RIDE again this year. Jim Friend and his crew assisted Chapter 1 of the Red Knights in designing the second leg of the course from Milton to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton. In addition, their members and other volunteers will be present at the Museum. Red Knights Chapter 14 can be reached through their website at:www.redknightshamilton.com

.- John Derringer of Q107 will be with us this year and so will Dan McLean of Channel 11 CHTV in Hamilton and both will be riding.

.- The Ride can be reached through its own email address and all comments, inquiries or orders can be sent to ride@fondtomafound.org

.- The Ride will again depart from the Sears parking lot, make a stopover at the Mohawk Inn in Milton and will end at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton.
 
.- The Ride flyer has been revamped. Copies, with the pledge sheet, are available by email at ride@fondtomafound.org or by printing the RIDE flyer directly from the 2007 RIDE index page on the TOMA website.
 
.- Participants costs for the 2007 Ride will be $ 25.00  per rider and for each passenger but each participant and/or passenger will receive a bronzed pewter commemorative 2007 Ride lapel pin and the price will INCLUDE LUNCH.
 
.- Ride costs of $ 25.00 will be waived for all participants who bring in $ 100.00 or more in pledges for the TOMA Kids and the participant will receive one or more free raffle tickets based on ONE FREE ticket per $ 100.00 of pledges.
 
.- Participants can register online. They can also register at any TOMA event.
 
.- There will be raffle tickets available for the high end major prizes and for the membership to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum which will include a 45 minute plane ride in a Harvard or Steerman craft