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BATTLEFIELDS by BIKE with Wounded Warriors Canada

A Presentation by Susan Evenden and Elsie Neufeld

Saturday, November 10 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

In 2016, Susan Evenden of Kenora bicycled six days through the mountains of Italy retracing her grandfather’s steps as a Canadian soldier during the Second World War during a Wounded Warriors Canada Battlefield Bike Ride.

In 2017, she and fellow Kenorite Elsie Neufeld cycled nearly 600 km in six days, from Ramsgate in England to Vimy Ridge Memorial in France to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday and the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge.

Please join Elsie and Susan as they tell their stories about the 2016 and 2017 Battlefield Bike Rides (BBR), about training, travelling and the emotional experience of living the ethos of Wounded Warriors Canada: “Honour the Fallen; Help the Living.”

These rides are more than just bike rides. They represent the largest single fundraising event for Wounded Warriors Canada each year. Over the past five years, BBR participants, donors and sponsors have raised over $2.5 million to support programs for veterans, first responders and their family members suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues.

In 2019, Susan and Elsie have teamed up as Northwest Ontario Riders to ride the 6th annual Wounded Warriors Canada Battlefield Bike Ride. This ride will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day with a 600-km ride in six days from the Dieppe to Juno Beach, May 30 to June 6, 2019.

Admission for this event is by donation. All proceeds go to Wounded Warriors Canada.

For more information about the Wounded Warriors Canada organization and the Battlefield Bike Rides visit Wounded Warriors Battlefield Bike Ride 2019

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There were 6 prisoner-of-war camps on Lake of the Woods during World War II. The lumber camps housed German prisoners who were set to work out in the bush cutting timber. The Museum has several boat models built by the prisoners at those camps.