DIRECTORS MESSAGE, 2017
My name is Angus G and it is my pleasure to introduce myself as the Director of the Eastern Ontario Ottawa HOG Chapter (EOO). I have been a member of EOO for 3 years and a member of HOG Canada since 1988 (29 years). I have been riding for 45 years and made the move to Harley-Davidson about 30 years ago. EOO is one of the oldest HOG Chapters in Canada, receiving their charter in 1986.
We are currently boasting a membership of over 130 members. What keeps our members coming back year after year can be attributed to a combination of things.
Firstly, our riding programs are second to none. 2016 saw over 15,000kms in organized rides. Our rides are led by trained and experienced Road Captains and we cater to every level of rider experience. Our routes are planned out to the last detail; all stops are predetermined and the lunch times (when applicable) are reserved for us, so all you have to do is show up and have a good time.
Secondly, are all the parties and get togethers we have during the year. We always have a Chapter Summer Party, an annual weekend BBQ ride to the Dinosaur BBQ in Syracuse and a Winter Party and dance. You will find the membership to be easy going and eager to welcome new riders.
Lastly, we have a close relationship with our sponsoring dealer; Freedom Harley Davidson and often are the recipients of dealer sponsored initiatives throughout the year. Our Chapter manager is Jesse Stewart and is always available to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have that cannot otherwise be answered.
2017 is an exciting year as it marks Canada’s 150th birthday as well as the 100th anniversary of Harley Davidson in Canada. This year Ottawa has been chosen to host the Canadian National HOG Rally and the celebration to commemorate Harley’s 100th year in Canada. This will require a strong support staff and we will be looking for EOO Chapter volunteers to provide whatever support the organizing team may ask of us.
I am very excited about the 2017 EOO year and welcome the opportunity to get out there on the road with my many brothers and sisters.
‘AT EOO, WE RIDE’.
–Angus G, Chapter Director, 2017