3rd Annual Paul Commodore ATV Poker Run for Cancer

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Vanridge ATV Tours & Trails hosted its 3rd Annual ATV Poker Run to raise funds for the renovation project at the Kingston Regional Cancer Centre on September 4, 2010.

Roger and Gloria Van Dusen, owners and operators of Vanridge Trails were very pleased with the turnout of ATV enthusiasts from Eastern Ontario, Quebec and New York State.

A nice rain the night before made for a dust free trail system and the Mud Group certainly appreciated the little extra water on the trails to keep their ATVs so “clean and shiny”. A cool breeze kept the bugs away and the humidity of the past few weeks was gone, making it a tremendous day for riding.

Paul Commodore was taken from us with Pancreatic Cancer in April 2009. What a lost to his family and friends. Paul was the guy that every ATVer wanted to ride with – always the first one off his ATV to give someone a hand in a breakdown, or the first one with his winch or strap out in a mud hole.

If you ever needed anything out on the trail, Paul seemed to always have it in or on his bike. A smile and a laugh would always make the situation better. Paul’s favourite saying, no matter how silly the situation was, “It Had to Be Done” – even when it didn’t. Paul’s family and coworkers volunteer for the day as well with our BBQ and Registration.

Event winners were:

Best Poker Hand – ($150) won by Sandy Sayeau of Brockville
50/50 Draw – ($200) won by Charlie Burridge of Gananoque

Other prizes totaling well over $600 were generously donated by many businesses from Ottawa, Kingston and Brockville area. We cannot do this without their generosity.

$3,200 will be presented to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (Kingston Regional Cancer Centre Renovation Project) in the very near future.

What a day. We hope to see you all gain next Labour Day Saturday 2011

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