Redrum Thunder Run raises $1,000 for Island Good Food Box program

Over 40 bikes participated in the second annual Redrum Spirit Island Thunder Run held over Labour Day weekend that raised $1,000 for the Manitoulin Good Food Box program. photo by Robin Burridge

MANITOULIN—The Spirit Island Chapter of the Redrum Motorcycle Club is donating $1,000 to the Good Food Box program after another successful year for the annual Thunder Run fundraiser.

“It went really well,” said Spirit Island Redrum President Robbie Shawana of the event. “Everyone had fun. We had 40 bikes, up from last year, and 55 participants including passengers and people who came out for the dinner.”

Riders get ready for the Thunder Run which took riders from Aundeck Omni Kaning, across the Island to raise money for the Good Food Box program.
Riders get ready for the Thunder Run which took riders from Aundeck Omni Kaning, across the Island to raise money for the Good Food Box program.

“We didn’t raise as much as last year ($1,500), but I think the day was a success as everyone had fun and it was well attended,” added Mr. Shawana. “We raised a total of $760 from the run and dinner and dance and as a group we decided to top it up with funds from our dues to $1,000.”

This was the second year for the Thunder Run that saw bikers journey across the Island, taking in the beauty of Manitoulin and the culture with a stop at the M’Chigeeng Powwow.  The day concluded with a large dinner including corn, chicken, ribs and salads and entertainment in Aundeck Omni Kaning.