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Community Development Grants

Helping our troops to help others at home and abroad.

Through Boomer’s Legacy, community development grants are available for serving Canadian Armed Forces members.

Named after Corporal Andrew “Boomer” Eykelenboom, a dedicated soldier and a Canadian Armed Forces medic killed by a suicide bomber on August 11, 2006. Boomer’s Legacy was inspired by Andrew’s desire to give back to the communities that he served in.

Managed by Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services, Boomer’s Legacy empowers members of the Canadian Armed Forces to make a positive difference in their communities both at home and abroad.

Boomer’s Legacy funds humanitarian initiatives, which range from helping a family, a school, a hospital or a community, to providing opportunities for women and improving health care or education conditions. The goal of these projects is to build local capacity to create lasting impact.

Since 2006, $1 million in grants has been distributed.
  • Donations from individuals and corporations
  • Third-party fundraising
  • Boomer’s Legacy Bike Rides
    • Sponsorship
    • Peer-to-peer fundraising by participants
Our core mission is to Help Our Troops Help Others at Home and Abroad. After many discussions with our planning committees on both coasts, it is with heavy hearts that we announce that we will be postponing the Boomer’s Legacy 2020 Bike Rides until 2021. We have decided that the best way for us to support the members of the Canadian Armed Forces and our community is to commit to social distancing and the precautionary measures put in place by the World Health Organization.

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