Bikers put on a show for patients behind Digby hospital

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Jonathan Riley, Digby Courier
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Published on August 29, 2014

Hub City Stunters put on a mini-stunt show Friday, Aug. 29 for the patients of Digby General and residents of Tideview Terrace.

Published on August 29, 2014

Hub City Stunters made sure the residents of Tideview and patients at the hospital didn’t miss out on any of the noise and excitement of the Wharf Rat Rally.

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A Hub City Stunter spins his bike around himself while letting the back tire smoke.

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Do not try this at home.

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Members of the Hub City Stunters mingled with the crowd and posed for photos.

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True MacKinley, a patient at Digby General, presented Minny (with Marion Shirlow) with the Best Passenger award at the hospital and Tideview’s bike show and shine.

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Bean’re and friends held a mini show and shine for the residents of Tideview and patients of Digby General.

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A biker chats with a patient from the Digby hospital.

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Bean’re led a parade of bikes around Tideview Terrace honking horns and revving engines, so the residents could share in the excitement of the rally.

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Some of the bikes at the mini show and shine Friday, Aug. 29.

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Hub City Stunters put on a show for the residents and patients.

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This is the sixth year the rally has organized the mini stunt show and show and shine for the residents of Tideview and patients of the hospital.

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Double no hands.

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Burning rubber.

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Tipsy tag.

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Warming up with a little half-crouched half-standing wheelie.

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Hub City Stunters behind Digby General.

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The audience and performers were on the edge of their seats.

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Christine Hutchins gets a kiss from Minny, who rode up from St. Margaret’s Bay with Marion Shirlow and Raymond Wells.

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First show of a long weekend for Hub City Stunters.

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Downtown Digby at noon on Friday.

Patients from Digby General Hospital and residents of Tideview had front row seats for their own private stunt show and meet and greet with bikers from the Wharf Rat Rally.

(video of the stunt show and parade)

For the sixth year in a row, organizers made sure no one in town missed out on the noise and excitement of the rally by holding an event behind the hospital on Friday morning.

Riders from the Hub City Stunters put on a 45-minute show of wheelies and burnouts and more on Friday, Aug. 29 and then mingled with the audience afterwards and posed for photos.

Bean’re brought two dozen bikers for a mini show and shine with the residents and patients handing out awards.

Minny the dog and her riding companions Marion Shirlow and Raymond Wells stole the show this year, taking home three awards– Wells had with him the two awards he won at last year’s event.

After the show and shine, Bean’re led the bikers on a parade around Tideview Terrace, Digby’s home for special care, where the bikers honked horns and revved engines, before zooming up Pleasant Street and back to the rally.

The Hub City Stunters have four more shows this weekend. Catch them on the Digby wharf on Saturday at 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and for a night show at 9 p.m. and a Sunday show at 3 p.m.

For a complete Wharf Rat Rally schedule see wharfratrally.com.

jriley@digbycourier.ca

Pictures from 2013

Pictures from 2012

 

Organizations: Digby General Hospital, Hub City Stunters

Geographic location: Pleasant Street

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  • grant white
    August 29, 2014 - 16:59

    I saw them back there on my way home on my scooter.It is a good thing they do for those who can't visit down town.Hats off to them.