The Communities for Veterans Ride Across Canada are getting ready for their departure from the Cariboo for their 200-day journey to bring awareness to the contributions that our veterans have made.
Terry Nichols, says there is a number of reasons that came together to inspire her and her husband Paul, to create and take on the event.
Nichols adds that the veteran population is getting to be much younger than most imagine.
Veterans Affairs Canada says the average age of Regular Forces and Primary Reserves Veterans is 56.
Nichols says they will be having a parade and pancake breakfast beginning at 8 am in Quesnel on Sunday (March 29) , before they make their way on horseback to the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds at 12:30 for another parade.
A community hamburger BBQ and silent auction at the Williams Lake Legion Branch is scheduled to follow.
Further information on Communities for Veterans and their route can be found on their webpage.