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By: West Quebec Wheelers  09-12-2011

Just a reminder that Saturday 13 is the FINAL ROLLER RACE of the season.

Poster art: © Chris Mullington

Full house is expected. We will be down there around 5PM to begin the setting up and always welcome the help.

Any raffles prizes that club members can gather up will be greatly appreciated and if everyone brought out one friend then we are guaranteed a jam packed night.

Neil Crawford has lined up the Cycle Loving Artist, Steve Sammon, and this year’s painting will be auctioned off at the end of the night.


Montgomery Legion 351
330 Kent Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 2A6

Tickets are 10$ at the door. Doors open at 7PM.  Racing starts at 8PM. Legs are sure to be warmed up from a good ride Saturday.

500m, 1000m, and 5000m events + + +

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011


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