SIX NATIONS – A continuation to Friday the 13th kicked off within the Weken Electronics parking lot, as Redrum riders and supportive chapters assembled to begin a more than three-hour ride to Port Maitland and back on Saturday, May 14.
Not only were the Six Nations Intermediate Girls Box Lacrosse Team given the opportunity to sell barbecue items to fundraise for upcoming seasonal activities and were able to raise $670. Riders were required to pay a registration fee that will be going towards a scholarship fund which raised $1,100.
“We’re starting a Redrum Scholarship Fund,” said Six Nations Chapter President Mark Barrowcliffe. “So all of the money that we raise through registration today is going to that, and then we have the Girls Intermediate Lacrosse Team here doing a [joint fundraiser], so whatever money they make they keep,” he said.
The giving didn’t stop there as Vice President of the Six Nations Chapter Shawn Anthony explained that the scholarship will be geared for professions where scholarships are harder to find such as trades.
“For our scholarship fund we’re going to try to make it [for] a native person, whether they’re into mechanics or bike mechanics, something along that line. We’re trying to keep the youth down here optimistic in knowing that they can go somewhere,” said Anthony.
A tent set up alongside the registration tent included many players from the Girls Intermediate Lacrosse Team, including Team Manager Taina Lickers.
“We’re just thankful that they gave us this opportunity to come out and raise some money for our lacrosse season,” said Lickers. “It was nice of Redrum and Nighthawk Security to sponsor us to do this event, and it will definitely help us in a successful season ahead.”
Just as bikers began to cleanse their bikes and themselves with sage before the journey, both Barrowcliffe and Anthony sent a heartfelt thank you to those that helped in the event, and if anyone would like to see more; the Redrum website is redrummc.com.
“Our motto or slogan for Redrum is ‘spreading positivity on two wheels,’ and we kind of want to break the stereotype of the ‘bad-ass’ biker that’s a criminal. We’re here to help the community, and we also love to ride motorcycles,” said Barrowcliffe, and with this event it is obvious that they have helped the community in more than one way.
More than 30 riders representing four chapters of the Redrum MC, from Seneca Chapter, Salamanca New York, Spirit Island Chapter from Manitoulin Island, Treaty 20 Chapter from Curve Lake, also took part in the Friday the 13th gathering in Port Dover.