Sikh Motorbike Group Launches Cross-Canada Charity Tour in Victoria – Saanich Information

The Legendary Sikh Riders started their Cross Canada Tour in Victoria on July 17th to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (Jake Romphf / News Staff)The Legendary Sikh Riders started their Cross Canada Tour in Victoria on July 17th to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  (Jake Romphf / News Staff)The Legendary Sikh Riders started their tour of Canada on July 17th in Victoria to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (Jake Romphf / News Staff)The Legendary Sikh Riders started their Cross Canada Tour in Victoria on July 17th to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  (Jake Romphf / News Staff)The Legendary Sikh Riders started their Cross Canada Tour in Victoria on July 17th to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (Jake Romphf / News Staff)The Legendary Sikh Riders started their tour of Canada on July 17th in Victoria to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  (Jake Romphf / News Staff)The Legendary Sikh Riders started their Cross Canada Tour in Victoria on July 17th to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (Jake Romphf / News Staff)The Legendary Sikh Riders started their Cross Canada Tour in Victoria on July 17th to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  (Jake Romphf / News Staff)The Legendary Sikh Riders started their Cross Canada Tour in Victoria on July 17th to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (Jake Romphf / News Staff)The Legendary Sikh Riders started their tour of Canada on July 17th in Victoria to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  (Jake Romphf / News Staff)The Legendary Sikh Riders started their Cross Canada Tour in Victoria on July 17th to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (Jake Romphf / News Staff)The Legendary Sikh Riders started their tour of Canada on July 17th in Victoria to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  (Jake Romphf / News Staff)The Legendary Sikh Riders started their Cross Canada Tour in Victoria on July 17th to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (Jake Romphf / News Staff)The Legendary Sikh Riders started their tour of Canada on July 17th in Victoria to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  (Jake Romphf / News Staff)The Legendary Sikh Riders started their Cross Canada Tour in Victoria on July 17th to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (Jake Romphf / News Staff)The Legendary Sikh Riders started their Cross Canada Tour in Victoria on July 17th to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  (Jake Romphf / News Staff)The Legendary Sikh Riders started their Cross Canada Tour in Victoria on July 17th to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (Jake Romphf / News Staff)The Legendary Sikh Riders started their tour of Canada on July 17th in Victoria to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  (Jake Romphf / News Staff)The Legendary Sikh Riders started their Cross Canada Tour in Victoria on July 17th to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (Jake Romphf / News Staff)

A rumble rose from Dallas Road on Saturday as dozen of the Sikh motorcyclists began their tour of Canada in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

“This is an exciting moment,” Malkiat Singh Hoonjan, the road captain of the legendary Sikh Riders, told Black Press Media before they set off. “We are here on earth to help people, to help each other.”

The drivers started from the Mile 0 sign before driving down Dallas Road for a few minutes, where they wet their bikes with some water from the Salish Sea. They’ll be on the road for about a week and a half before dipping their tires into the Atlantic near the Confederation Bridge and turning back.

The legendary Sikh riders will be asking people to make donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation as they roll through the nation. Every donation supports children from the province in which the donation was made.

“We wanted something for the children,” said the road captain. “Some children do not have the quality of life that we have, so we want to leave something behind for the children.”

Singh Hoonjan wore a light brown vest that was hand-sewn by an indigenous woman. He pointed to two circles, one formed the indigenous medicine wheel and another in Sikh Khanda, within patches on the vest, and said: “We are all one, nature is all one, it doesn’t matter what color you are, who you are, we are all one. “

The motorcyclists have taken rides to show their support for the indigenous community after unmarked graves were discovered on former residential school grounds. The Legendary Sikh Riders also ride in memory of the children who attended the institutions.

“We wanted to take a piece of it with us,” said Singh Hoonjan.

Those who would like to donate to the Legendary Sikh Riders cause can visit their Make-A-Wish Canada donation page at https://bit.ly/3z0AsI2.

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