On the afternoon of June 14, the quiet of the peacefull hamlet of Fife Lake was broken by the rumble of 70 motorcycles as they rolled onto Main Street in Fife Lake. Destination. . . Fife Lake Hotel for chili on a bun.
The 7th Annual South Peace Officer Charity Motorcycle Run was part way through a day long ride that began in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in the morning. The 80 some riders, including a number of passengers, had already been through Assiniboia and were ready for lunch.
Warren Miller, Sherriff of Queen’s Bench Court of Moose Jaw and Assiniboia areas, along with Dave Perry who works for the Canadian Border Services Agency organized the day’s ride.
Both men live in Moose Jaw but the riders came from many parts including Regina, Saskatoon, Assiniboia and area.
Miller explained who was on the ride. “We’re all just peace officers, so
various agencies, Saskatchewan Justice, Moose Jaw Police Service, Regina Police Service, Corrections, Public Safety, Canadian Border Services Agency and Probation.” he said.
“Every year a bunch of us get together and have a motorcycle poker run to raise money for a Saskatchewan charity. Today we are just doing a little tour. We are going South, we went through Assiniboia, we stopped here at Fife Lake, we head to Rockglen then through Wood Mountain, Limerick, Lafleche, Gravelbourg and back to Moose Jaw for a steak supper.”
Riders were rolling dice at the Fife Lake Hotel, building a hand hoping to take home some prize money at the end of the day. Miller said, “Part of the fun of the day. Everybody rolls the dice at each stop, a portion of the proceeds goes as prize money and a portion goes to the charity. This year (the charity) is the Autism Resource Centre in Regina. We’re raising money to fund their summer camp program for children with Autism. They are facing a shortfall this year of about $50,000 so our goal is to raise $5000 or 10% of their shortfall.”
One rider commented that they were staying ahead of the clouds.
Miller said the day was very good so far. “It’s going great. We have a great day here today. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, you couldn’t ask for better weather!”