The Canadian Motorcycle Tourism Association is the organization building a project with purpose in Grande Prairie Alberta Canada known as Veterans Memorial Gardens + Interpretive Centre.

On September 18th, 2020, our association and its project benefitted from a tree planting day spearheaded by Tree Canada and volunteer crew Pembina Pipeline.

We had ten Pembina employees take part in the planting, and we were joined by Brandt Tractor’s sales Manager Dave M who ran the skid steer and augers, Brandt employee Mark C, Kevin O from Wetaskiwin and Jason L and his dog Denver from McLennan and young Zach S – a 16 and a half year old volunteer and Susanna who brought us some raspberry canes and spent a lot of time on the watering hose.

The transformation of this sacred space in 8 hours was nothing short of amazing.

The edible trees and shrubs that were planted will be looked after by Greenblade Landscaping. They have agreed to mentor us and make sure that our trees get the best chance of survival possible!

It takes a community to see projects like Veterans Memorial Gardens & Interpretive Centre through to fruition, and we are grateful for a community that steps up when we need them!

About the Canadian Motorcycle Tourism Association:

VISION: To have motorcyclists recognized for their significant contributions to Canada as tourists, volunteers, and community leaders.


The Canadian Motorcycle Tourism Association believes that our heritage, history, and tourism are natural partners in growing better communities. Our relationships with partnering organizations allows us to contribute to the well being of our veterans, youth, and families in the communities we live and work in.

Belt Drive Betty is owner of and a contributor to Colorado Rider News