Rolling Barrage organizer Scott Casey speaks with Moosomin veteran Gordon Jones at last year’s fundraiser in Moosomin.

Rolling Barrage coming through Moosomin Wednesday

August 14, 2018 9:49 am
Kara Kinna

The Rolling Barrage, a cross country motorcycle ride to raise awareness of, and support for treatment of PTSD and OSI, will be rolling into Moosomin this Wednesday, August 15.

There will be a fundraising barbecue at the Borderland Co-op C-Store from 11:30 am to 1 pm that day, and Ryan Bender will provide entertainment.

Motorcycle riders can ride along with the Rolling Barrage through the area if they want.

This is the second year that the Rolling Barrage will stop in Moosomin. The Rolling Barrage is organized by an organization known as Military Minds, which provides treatment for Post-
Traumatic Stress Disorder, supports veterans and serving members, and aims to conquer the stigma of combat PTSD.

This year, two local people—Donna and Tim Dohms from Moosomin—will be riding along with the Rolling Barrage across Saskatchewan from the Manitoba border to the Alberta border. Dohms works as an EMT with Hutch Ambulance Service in Moosomin.

“We are joining the ride to bring awareness of how PTSD/OSI as a debilitating injury affects all of our emergency and military personnel,” says Dohms. “We ride for the support of the many military and emergency responders who currently battle with this injury every day. We are also hoping to help raise funds for a support centre for the military and their families to assist them in their recovery and return to an empowered and healthy lifestyle.

“I have had my brush with this injury and know many more heroes of all ranks who give of themselves daily for the public safety and wellbeing. They need to know we care and are truly doing something to support them.

“This ride is a healing journey for many of the riders. It is a way for them to declutter their minds and experience the empowerment, freedom and support from many other riders across the nation.”