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The ultimate ride - The Great Canadian Flag Relay...

The Flag is currently is back where is all started - Naniamo, BC.

THE GREAT CANADIAN FLAG RELAY MEMBER LOG SHEET AND GUEST BOOK Including names, type of bike owned and Northern Stars#'s. Personal comments written are in brackets. Copied out so everyone can view the journey of the flag and the members who made the relay possible. Enjoy…

The Great Canadian Flag Relay
Leg 1 - Vancouver, BC to St. John's, NF
April 21, 2001 - August 16, 2002
More Detail to follow...
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April 21, 2001 2:30 pm Victoria B.C.
Start of Flag Relay MERRY BAND OF LUNATICS Flag bearer #1 - Gary Kaardal, Surveyor 7 Y2K Classic
Dave Heatley, Transparent 4U Black Roadie 1600
Dwight Lobson, Defender Northern Stars #0290 -prayercan@home.com ("In the midst of chaos there is the wind, a motorcycle and god")
Gordon Henne V-Start 650 "El Gordo" ("Just Ridin")
Gil Picard 1100 V-Star Custom ("Ride safe, have fun, be cool")
Lee and Laura Robertson Sidney B.C. - Roadstar
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May 26, 2001 MEMORIAL DAY RIDE - Osoyoos, B.C.
Bryan Coles Oliver, B.C. V-Star 1100 ("A great group of Star Riders and others have met here in Osoyoos for a weekend ride. Gary brought the Canadian Flag here to Osoyoos". "Zoom, Zoom, Zoom")
Ray Tolman Osoyoos, B.C. "B" Star - 96BMWRH00RS ("Super Ride")
Doug and Bonnie Cox Stanwood, W.A. Yamaha V-Star Classic 1100
Mike & YumLan Weller Arlington, W.A. 99 Road Star Silverado
Mark & Jennifer Weltz Wenatchee, W.A. 99 Road Star
Steve Braybrook Kelowna, B.C.
Bill Cote Vernon, B.C.
Jacquie Greenhalgh Vernon B.C.
Bruce Jennejohn Kelowna B.C. (signature?)
Daniel Hutley B.C.
Gary Hudson ("Plum Krazy Time")
Stumpy Saskatoon, S.K. 2001 Midnight Star
Tom Aasen East Wenutchee, W.A.
Jim Morris Penticton B.C.
Tyler Weiss Saskatoon S.K. 2000 V-Star 1100 Classic ("Keep on Rockin in the free world")
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("IT WAS A COLD AND SNOWY DAY IN EDMONTON MAY 30, 2001 JUST ASK STUMPY AND GARY!")
Stumpy and Gary H. passed flag on to the "Prez" at soda jerks in Edmonton.
Randy Simonneau "Prez" Northern Stars - #1454 "sleeper" Black Classic 650 ("Ride safe….Cheers!!")
Vice-President Earl Riopel - Northern Stars# 3514 ("Missed the flag exchange at soda jerks due to broncal passages plugged. Catch you at the next meet. Best to all")
Bikini Ride Products - Julies - Northern Stars# - 1454-A
Ken Hebert Edmonton, A.B. 99 V-Star Custom 1100
Yves Lagimoniere - Northern Stars # - 2480 Calmar, A.B.
Wayne Wywrot St. Albert ("Gangster # is pending")
Blaine and Sally Bernard St. Albert ("V-Star group what a great time on Wed night in St. Albert at soda jerks. See you on the next ride")
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JUNE 21, 2001 ("After arrangements by means of the website, I am about to depart to meet Barry in Medicine Hat A.B. to deliver the flag as it continues towards the Atlantic. Go east, young flag")
Barry Blomert Swift Current, S.K. 96 Royal Star ("Like a prairie storm, this flag is moving east.")
 
 
JULY 1, 2001 - Doug Bradley - Northern Stars# - 5522 Regina, S.K. 2000 V-Star Custom 650 - Red
("Will be passing flag to Jim McNeil today, a Virden man. Have a safe trip flag carriers")
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JULY 29, 2001 Jim McNeil - Northern Stars# - 5337 ("Heavy metal") La Salle, M.B. 2000 V-Star Classic 1100 - Black
("After 2 weeks of trying, we have been able to arrange a meeting ½ way to thunder bay from Winnipeg. The flag will be passed on to V-Star Thunder and Warren out in the hamlet of Dryden, O.N. Safe Journey, the flag is past the mid point")
July 29, 2001 Archie Mackintosh Winnipeg, M.B. 1982 XJ650 Seca Turbo "Mack 2" ("Good luck with the rest of the trip. Keep your rubber to the road, and your shiny sides up!")
Tom Pickett - Northern Stars# - 3288 Thunder Bay, O.N. 2000 V-Star Classic 1100 ("Just signed the flag at the A&W in Dryden, O.N. Jim Hawger brought 7 bikes from Winnipeg to meet our 3 from Thunder Bay")
Warren Perry ("Worn out") 650 Custom ("2 papa burgers mmmmm….")
Father & Sons - Armando Mandap - V-Star Custom 2001, Arnel - V-Star Classic 2000, Dino - 94 Harley Sportster ("Glad to be part of it. Keep on riding Star Riders!")
Juno & Ruby 750 American Classic Honda Shadow ("Nice meeting you guy's maybe we will see you in the "peg". Good Luck!!")
Bob Sabados Winnipeg M.B. 650 Classic ("Dryden is nice just have to remember to take a picture of the dead moose on the way back to the "peg"")
Mark Stlner (sorry signature hard to read)
Clive Reynolds Honda Spirit 1100 ("Witnessed the signing of the flag at Thunder Bay")
Pat Toland V-Start 650 ("Rode from Lethbridge A.B. to Thunder Bay O.N. in time to see the passing of the flag to Doug on his way back to Halifax")
Doug Chislet V-Star 1100 ("Came from Halifax 3,000 km to pick up the flag. Iron butt was cool, but my ass is sore!")

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Sept 7, 2001 (Friday) Zeke (Treasurer) Northern Stars# - 3057 99 Custom (Red) 1100
("Met with Doug and Rick in Cambridge at 9:30am after a 24hr. shift. Dead tired, but worth the trip. Presented Doug with a Northern Stars patch and 2 small rockers") ("KI HAKU" - spirit, vigor, willpower")
John (Johnnyo) Osborn Blackstaroo - Northern Stars# - 6180 ("May the flag journey safely")
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Sept 8, 2001 Doug Round - Northern Stars# - 6370 Cambridge O.N. 2000 Classic 1100
Tam "O" Tam and Elizabeth ("What a great day for a ride. Hi to all who read this. Keep your stick on the ice!")
Jan & Ben Shider (hope this is correct spelling?) 99 Classic 1100 ("Rode with the flag from Kitchener to Orangeville - Honored to be part of the relay")
Phil Smith ("Six 1 Alpha") Orangeville, O.N. ("Picked up the flag in Orangeville from Zeke. We're taking it to Mississauga tomorrow. Gotta keep it going. Falls in the air!. Good Luck!")
Second pic - Doug Round ,Elizabeth ,TamO'Tam ,Zeke ,Rick ,Jan ,Ben & Phil
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Sept 10, 2001 Joey T. ("Purple Haze") - Northern Stars# - 5029
("Picked up the flag from Phil from Orangeville. I will be taking the flag to Downtown Toronto to Speakers Corner. I will be handing the flag to Andrea Wells. Good luck and Good riding")
Andrew Wells ("sept 10th is my birthday") 2000 V-Star Classic 1100 ("Picked up flag from Joey at 9am at Speakers Corner, (City TV, Queen and John St. Toronto. Recorded on air with Joey, described the relay, hope it makes it to air!. Rode through the city to Celebrate with milkshakes at Nickels, also in attendance were……
Stephanie Sorba - CM 450 Custom
Mike Barber - R1150 GS Marlene Steele - VFR800
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Sept 22, 2001 Andrew Wells 2000 V-Star Classic 1100 ("Rode from Ajax to Madoc and met with Doug McNamara for lunch. Chilly start (15deg.c.) but warmed up nicely later on. Ride safe
Ken Hakoda 2001 V-Star Classic ("Rode from Thornhill to Madoc with Andrew Wells")
Doug McNaman (sorry signature hard to read) Northern Stars# 4483 Ottawa, ON 2000 V-Star Classic 1100 "Storm Racer" on ("Picked up the flag in Madoc, O.N. from Ken and Andrew and brought to Ottawa.
Sept 23 Doug wrote…………… ("Attended 911 disaster relief motorcycle ride. Relay flag was photographed at U.S. embassy in Ottawa. The flag was signed by Buck Shinkman (sp) Spokesman and fellow rider for the U.S. embassy. There were approx. 225 - 250 motorcycles at this rally.")
Sept 25 Doug wrote………... ... ("flag was transferred to Ghislain")
 
 
Sept 26, 2001 Ghislain Saumure - a.k.a. ("Ghislains") Northern Stars# - 2709 - Ottawa Star #04 99 Custom Gold & Silver (Gold Rush) 1100 V-Star ("18:00 hrs. Meeting with the following members, and signing of the flag")
"Proud to be part of this!. Scroonger."
"Wing out. Ride on!"
Ginette Dim - Ottawa Star #11 V-Star 650 - 00
"Been shot, keep it moving guys! Northern Stars# - 3758
Jeannie Mallais - ("El Diablo") Ottawa Star #1 99 V-Star Custom 1100
David Vaillancourt (sorry signature hard to read) dlkm@iosphere.net 2001 V-Star 1100 - Fiddler 1100
Simon Levesque ("Skin") aa269@issc.debbs.ndhq.dnd.ca 2000 R Star
Paul Lafleur - ("Gazoo") Ottawa Star #7 2000 V-Star Classic 1100 ("Thanks for letting me be a part of this great idea!")
Francie LaFleur - ("Woody") Ottawa Star #2 99 V-Star Custom Black
Paul Cahill(Gazoo) 1100 V-Star Classic ("Proud to be part of this!. Scroong") ("Wing out. Ride on!")
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Sept 28, 2001 Stephanie Perry - "Alfo" - Northern Stars# -4320 ("Got the flag from Ghislain, 10:00 on departure and rain, but worth every minute of it. Flag now in Quebec Province. Nothing can stop the flag")
 
 
January 2002 PLEASE HAVE IN YOUR PRAYERS AND IN YOUR HEARTS A GOOD THOUGHT FOR OUR FRIEND ARCHIE MACKINTOSH, WHO SIGNED THIS BOOK ON JULY 29th 2001 AND PASSED AWAY ON JANUARY 1st 2002. HOPEFULLY HE IS KEEPING AN EYE ON US ALL. RIDE FREE ARCHIE!") Alfo
 
 
June 8, 2002 Bob Brown - "Biker Bob" Northern Stars# - 1912
("The flag is out of hibernation!. I met Alfo outside Montreal and brought the flag to "The french fry capital of the world", Florenceville N.B. The Maritime stars will keep it moving!")
 
 
July 6, 2002 (Truro N.S.)
Kathy Allison - Northern Stars# - 9354 Halifax, N.S. 98 Classic V-Star 650
("Biker Bob, Mindsweep, John, Kathy. Good riding day. Flag enroute to Cape Breton via. Antigoniush - hopefully heading for N.F.L.D. My first "Star Meet" Happy trails to you!")
John Cameron - Northern Stars# - 6759 Sherbrooke, N.S. 1100 Classic V-Star 01
Ken Brown - Northern Stars# 6658 "Mindsweep" Halifax, N.S. ("Very cool to meet other Star Riders")
In the Picture are bikerbob's daughter, bikerbob, Ken, Kathy and John.
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July 9, 2002 Stuart MacDonald - Northern Stars# - 8597 skmacdonald@ns.sympatico.ca Baddeck N.S.
("Picked up the flag from biker Bob (Bob Brown), in baddeck Cape Breton, in the pouring rain. It now awaits transport to Newfoundland")
 
 
Aug 12, 2002 Doug and Janice Wilson Woodstock, NBDoug drives a Road Star 1600 Janice drives a V-Star 1100
("Met with Stuart MacDonald in Baddeck , N.S., and we are on our way to St. John's Nfld. Had 8 fellow members of our Southern Cruisers Club with us. Great weather and georgeous scenery. We are new members is IRSA (Janske & Willie) Hope to talk with y'all soon. We bike with Biker Bob often in N.B. Ride safe and be courteous")
 
 

August 16, 2002 - Janice and Doug Wilson traveled from Woddstock, NB, picking up the flag in Baddeck, NS on their way to Newfoundland. Guy and Debbie (8.5 months pregnant) Fillatre met up with their group in St. John's, and travelled to Cape Spear (the most easternly point in North America) & Signal Hill with the Flag.

This completes Leg One of The Great Canadian Flag Relay - West to East. Now, let's start Leg Two - East to West.

Great Job Everyone. Ride Hard and Ride Safe.

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June 2003
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August 30, 31, 2003 - Barrie, ON to Sudbury, ON
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June 11 - 12, 2004 - The flag was carried from Sault Ste. Marie, ON to Dryden, ON by Ken Kuhn. The flag was then carried from Dryden, ON to Winnipeg, MB by Royce "FMR" Hanson & Charlie "IceChip". Lee, Berry and Roger rode down from Ear Falls Ontario to join in at Dryden.
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June 17, 2004 - Flag Signing in Winnipeg, and tour of the city with the Flag

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June 20, 2004 - The Flag was brought from Winnipeg, MB to Virden, MB by the Northern Stars of Manitoba(Royce H, Doug W, Dennis G, Elaine M, Murray M, Elaine M, Jody R, and Mike H) . They meet up with a group from the Northern Stars of Saskatchewan(Brian P, Anita F, Marie F, Glen F, Colin M, Shelly M, and Mike C). The Northern Stars of Saskatchewan carried the flag back to Regina.
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June 2004 - The flag in Dana, SK.

July 2004 - The Flag with Glen & Marie at Saskatoon Barry Barn.

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July 4, 2004 - Pass off of the Flag from Saskatchewan to Alberta in Lloydminster. There were 19 bikes and 24 rider's 11 bike's From Alberta and 8 bike's from Saskatchewan.

The pic's with junk is what we called the signing office and Sally & Marie stole the sink from the office.

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July 11, 2004 - Edmonton to Calgary @ Red Deer

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July 18-21, 2004 - Nordegg, Alberta for the Canadian Rocky Mountain Cruise-In 2004.
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August 23, 2004 (approx) - Ripper and the Lunatics on Vancouver Island with the flag. Back where is all began.
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