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What is The Celtic Brotherhood? The Celtic Brotherhood (TCB) no longer require that a member must be of Celtic heritage but it is required that all members accept and conduct themselves by the core values of brotherhood, family and community with the intent of making this a better world through words, deeds and actions within the TCB Charter. How do I become a Brother? Membership is by invitation only and prospective candidates must have their name put forward by at least three brothers in good standing. Potential membership requires the candidate first serve a hang-around period allowing both members and candidate to see if there is a mutual fit before moving on to the next stage in membership. The next step is to become a prospect which usually is period of time no less than one year and no more than 18 months at which time all members of the chapter must vote to decide if the prospect becomes a full patch member. What is an Honorary Brother? Honorary Brothers are people who have more than proven their brotherhood over time but do not have the time for full commitment. Honorary Brothers may attend meetings but do not take an active part in the proceedings or have the right to vote. Honorary brothers may share and promote TCB objectives and projects and charities. What type of charities and events do the TCB support? TCB supports a wide range of causes both directly themselves or indirectly by supporting fellow clubs who have a particular mandate that is important to them. Brain Injury and PTSD Awareness A major mandate for TCB is involvement in the promotion of brain injury awareness because several of the founding members of TCB are brain injury survivors and with each brother’s unique journey from brain injury victim to brain injury survivor a unanimous decision by the membership that all that experience and knowledge learned along the way to recovery should be put to good use by helping other survivors and their families. Organ Donor Registration TCB promote and encourage all members of the motorcycle community at all events and motorcycle shows they participate in to consider their registering as organ donors because what could be more biker than to give someone else a chance to live a life when we are finally done with ours... B.A.R.K (Biker Animal Rescue Klub) B.A.R.K. was created to promote participation the Biker community regarding the support and advocacy of animal rescues in particular ones that are no kill rescues because many of the brothers deal daily with brain injury and ptsd and have their personal lives enriched by the presence of service/therapy dogs and in some way are giving back to dogs. TCB involves itself if preventing or repealing any Breed Specific Legislation because if anyone knows the unfairness of being judged by your looks or your “pedigree’ it is the members of the motorcycle community. Kickstart A Life or Garth Rooney project The “Kickstart A Life Project was conceived in 2011 by the members of The Celtic Brotherhood with the intention of acquiring portable heard defibrillators that could be brought to any motorcycle events, shows or rides that the members of TCB attend with the hope that if needed ... a life could be saved. Garth Rooney, who was both service Doberman and companion to Beau Rooney and mascot to TCB proudly wore his vest that was embroidered with the words “Pat Me – Pay Me Help Kickstart A Life and with Garth’s passing the brotherhood and their supporters decided to not only continue the project in his memory but hope to encourage other clubs and groups in the motorcycle community to acquire their own portable heart defibrillators and perhaps one day save the life of a fellow biker. Busted Bucket Challenge Over the last couple of decades there has been increased dialogue about brain injury and concussion with more efforts being made to diagnose and deal with this issue. From corporations to community groups, people are trying to find ways to alert others to the huge cost both human and financial that this growing problem presents to not only the survivors and their families but also their community and workplace. The Busted Bucket Challenge© was created by Beau Rooney along with some help from other brain injury survivors and some of the close friends who decided to produce something positive from all they and their loved ones must deal with everyday. Originally our plan was to reach out to sports programs for the youth and give demonstrations using special optical eyewear which distorted vision and these were created by a good friend who was a local optician and inspired somewhat from those worn by the character “Bubbles” from the popular Canadian television series “Trailer Park Boys” While at a public event the TCB had the opportunity to take some pictures of themselves and friends wearing the special eyewear and we noticed that passers-by were stopping to look on so they were invited to participate by trying on the glasses to get some idea of how abi/tbi can affect them. The public were amazed at the difficulty they experienced when they were asked to perform some simple tasks and their interest surpassed any hesitancy they had about talking to bikers. The Celtic Brotherhood realized that while initially it was the black t-shirts, beards and tattoos that attracted the curiosity of the onlookers, the difficulties people had while wearing the special eyewear and trying to perform simple tasks became the real interest and from that moment the “Busted Bucket Challenge©” was born. The Busted Bucket Challenge© consists of “Chopper-style” adult tricycles built by the members and used in an interactive challenge where the riders are encouraged to try and navigate a course of traffic pylons bordered by astro-turf, plastic fire hydrants and other three dimensional objects meant to increase the difficulty while wearing the optics to simulate some of the optical issues that accompany head trauma. Momentum and popularity have grown for the Busted Bucket Challenge© and with the help of people such as the custom bike builders, custom painters and other members of the local business community and including the OBIA (Ontario Brain Injury Association) who supple printed and contact information which the members of TCB hand out to onlookers. Over time all the men have honed their ability to reach out to the public and spread their important message through humor, creativity and ingenuity. Top

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What is The Celtic Brotherhood? The Celtic Brotherhood (TCB) no longer require that a member must be of Celtic heritage but it is required that all members accept and conduct themselves by the core values of brotherhood, family and community with the intent of making this a better world through words, deeds and actions within the TCB Charter. How do I become a Brother? Membership is by invitation only and prospective candidates must have their name put forward by at least three brothers in good standing. Potential membership requires the candidate first serve a hang-around period allowing both members and candidate to see if there is a mutual fit before moving on to the next stage in membership. The next step is to become a prospect which usually is period of time no less than one year and no more than 18 months at which time all members of the chapter must vote to decide if the prospect becomes a full patch member. What is an Honorary Brother? Honorary Brothers are people who have more than proven their brotherhood over time but do not have the time for full commitment. Honorary Brothers may attend meetings but do not take an active part in the proceedings or have the right to vote. Honorary brothers may share and promote TCB objectives and projects and charities. What type of charities and events do the TCB support? TCB supports a wide range of causes both directly themselves or indirectly by supporting fellow clubs who have a particular mandate that is important to them. Brain Injury and PTSD Awareness A major mandate for TCB is involvement in the promotion of brain injury awareness because several of the founding members of TCB are brain injury survivors and with each brother’s unique journey from brain injury victim to brain injury survivor a unanimous decision by the membership that all that experience and knowledge learned along the way to recovery should be put to good use by helping other survivors and their families. Organ Donor Registration TCB promote and encourage all members of the motorcycle community at all events and motorcycle shows they participate in to consider their registering as organ donors because what could be more biker than to give someone else a chance to live a life when we are finally done with ours... B.A.R.K (Biker Animal Rescue Klub) B.A.R.K. was created to promote participation the Biker community regarding the support and advocacy of animal rescues in particular ones that are no kill rescues because many of the brothers deal daily with brain injury and ptsd and have their personal lives enriched by the presence of service/therapy dogs and in some way are giving back to dogs. TCB involves itself if preventing or repealing any Breed Specific Legislation because if anyone knows the unfairness of being judged by your looks or your “pedigree’ it is the members of the motorcycle community. Kickstart A Life or Garth Rooney project The “Kickstart A Life Project was conceived in 2011 by the members of The Celtic Brotherhood with the intention of acquiring portable heard defibrillators that could be brought to any motorcycle events, shows or rides that the members of TCB attend with the hope that if needed ... a life could be saved. Garth Rooney, who was both service Doberman and companion to Beau Rooney and mascot to TCB proudly wore his vest that was embroidered with the words “Pat Me – Pay Me Help Kickstart A Life and with Garth’s passing the brotherhood and their supporters decided to not only continue the project in his memory but hope to encourage other clubs and groups in the motorcycle community to acquire their own portable heart defibrillators and perhaps one day save the life of a fellow biker. Busted Bucket Challenge Over the last couple of decades there has been increased dialogue about brain injury and concussion with more efforts being made to diagnose and deal with this issue. From corporations to community groups, people are trying to find ways to alert others to the huge cost both human and financial that this growing problem presents to not only the survivors and their families but also their community and workplace. The Busted Bucket Challenge© was created by Beau Rooney along with some help from other brain injury survivors and some of the close friends who decided to produce something positive from all they and their loved ones must deal with everyday. Originally our plan was to reach out to sports programs for the youth and give demonstrations using special optical eyewear which distorted vision and these were created by a good friend who was a local optician and inspired somewhat from those worn by the character “Bubbles” from the popular Canadian television series “Trailer Park Boys” While at a public event the TCB had the opportunity to take some pictures of themselves and friends wearing the special eyewear and we noticed that passers-by were stopping to look on so they were invited to participate by trying on the glasses to get some idea of how abi/tbi can affect them. The public were amazed at the difficulty they experienced when they were asked to perform some simple tasks and their interest surpassed any hesitancy they had about talking to bikers. The Celtic Brotherhood realized that while initially it was the black t-shirts, beards and tattoos that attracted the curiosity of the onlookers, the difficulties people had while wearing the special eyewear and trying to perform simple tasks became the real interest and from that moment the “Busted Bucket Challenge©” was born. The Busted Bucket Challenge© consists of “Chopper-style” adult tricycles built by the members and used in an interactive challenge where the riders are encouraged to try and navigate a course of traffic pylons bordered by astro-turf, plastic fire hydrants and other three dimensional objects meant to increase the difficulty while wearing the optics to simulate some of the optical issues that accompany head trauma. Momentum and popularity have grown for the Busted Bucket Challenge© and with the help of people such as the custom bike builders, custom painters and other members of the local business community and including the OBIA (Ontario Brain Injury Association) who supple printed and contact information which the members of TCB hand out to onlookers. Over time all the men have honed their ability to reach out to the public and spread their important message through humor, creativity and ingenuity. Top
What is The Celtic Brotherhood? The Celtic Brotherhood (TCB) no longer require that a member must be of Celtic heritage but it is required that all members accept and conduct themselves by the core values of brotherhood, family and community with the intent of making this a better world through words, deeds and actions within the TCB Charter. How do I become a Brother? Membership is by invitation only and prospective candidates must have their name put forward by at least three brothers in good standing. Potential membership requires the candidate first serve a hang-around period allowing both members and candidate to see if there is a mutual fit before moving on to the next stage in membership. The next step is to become a prospect which usually is period of time no less than one year and no more than 18 months at which time all members of the chapter must vote to decide if the prospect becomes a full patch member. What is an Honorary Brother? Honorary Brothers are people who have more than proven their brotherhood over time but do not have the time for full commitment. Honorary Brothers may attend meetings but do not take an active part in the proceedings or have the right to vote. Honorary brothers may share and promote TCB objectives and projects and charities. What type of charities and events do the TCB support? TCB supports a wide range of causes both directly themselves or indirectly by supporting fellow clubs who have a particular mandate that is important to them. Brain Injury and PTSD Awareness A major mandate for TCB is involvement in the promotion of brain injury awareness because several of the founding members of TCB are brain injury survivors and with each brother’s unique journey from brain injury victim to brain injury survivor a unanimous decision by the membership that all that experience and knowledge learned along the way to recovery should be put to good use by helping other survivors and their families. Organ Donor Registration TCB promote and encourage all members of the motorcycle community at all events and motorcycle shows they participate in to consider their registering as organ donors because what could be more biker than to give someone else a chance to live a life when we are finally done with ours... B.A.R.K (Biker Animal Rescue Klub) B.A.R.K. was created to promote participation the Biker community regarding the support and advocacy of animal rescues in particular ones that are no kill rescues because many of the brothers deal daily with brain injury and ptsd and have their personal lives enriched by the presence of service/therapy dogs and in some way are giving back to dogs. TCB involves itself if preventing or repealing any Breed Specific Legislation because if anyone knows the unfairness of being judged by your looks or your “pedigree’ it is the members of the motorcycle community. Kickstart A Life or Garth Rooney project The “Kickstart A Life Project was conceived in 2011 by the members of The Celtic Brotherhood with the intention of acquiring portable heard defibrillators that could be brought to any motorcycle events, shows or rides that the members of TCB attend with the hope that if needed ... a life could be saved. Garth Rooney, who was both service Doberman and companion to Beau Rooney and mascot to TCB proudly wore his vest that was embroidered with the words “Pat Me – Pay Me Help Kickstart A Life and with Garth’s passing the brotherhood and their supporters decided to not only continue the project in his memory but hope to encourage other clubs and groups in the motorcycle community to acquire their own portable heart defibrillators and perhaps one day save the life of a fellow biker. Busted Bucket Challenge Over the last couple of decades there has been increased dialogue about brain injury and concussion with more efforts being made to diagnose and deal with this issue. From corporations to community groups, people are trying to find ways to alert others to the huge cost both human and financial that this growing problem presents to not only the survivors and their families but also their community and workplace. The Busted Bucket Challenge© was created by Beau Rooney along with some help from other brain injury survivors and some of the close friends who decided to produce something positive from all they and their loved ones must deal with everyday. Originally our plan was to reach out to sports programs for the youth and give demonstrations using special optical eyewear which distorted vision and these were created by a good friend who was a local optician and inspired somewhat from those worn by the character “Bubbles” from the popular Canadian television series “Trailer Park Boys” While at a public event the TCB had the opportunity to take some pictures of themselves and friends wearing the special eyewear and we noticed that passers-by were stopping to look on so they were invited to participate by trying on the glasses to get some idea of how abi/tbi can affect them. The public were amazed at the difficulty they experienced when they were asked to perform some simple tasks and their interest surpassed any hesitancy they had about talking to bikers. The Celtic Brotherhood realized that while initially it was the black t-shirts, beards and tattoos that attracted the curiosity of the onlookers, the difficulties people had while wearing the special eyewear and trying to perform simple tasks became the real interest and from that moment the “Busted Bucket Challenge©” was born. The Busted Bucket Challenge© consists of “Chopper-style” adult tricycles built by the members and used in an interactive challenge where the riders are encouraged to try and navigate a course of traffic pylons bordered by astro-turf, plastic fire hydrants and other three dimensional objects meant to increase the difficulty while wearing the optics to simulate some of the optical issues that accompany head trauma. Momentum and popularity have grown for the Busted Bucket Challenge© and with the help of people such as the custom bike builders, custom painters and other members of the local business community and including the OBIA (Ontario Brain Injury Association) who supple printed and contact information which the members of TCB hand out to onlookers. Over time all the men have honed their ability to reach out to the public and spread their important message through humor, creativity and ingenuity. Top
What is The Celtic Brotherhood? The Celtic Brotherhood (TCB) no longer require that a member must be of Celtic heritage but it is required that all members accept and conduct themselves by the core values of brotherhood, family and community with the intent of making this a better world through words, deeds and actions within the TCB Charter. How do I become a Brother? Membership is by invitation only and prospective candidates must have their name put forward by at least three brothers in good standing. Potential membership requires the candidate first serve a hang-around period allowing both members and candidate to see if there is a mutual fit before moving on to the next stage in membership. The next step is to become a prospect which usually is period of time no less than one year and no more than 18 months at which time all members of the chapter must vote to decide if the prospect becomes a full patch member. What is an Honorary Brother? Honorary Brothers are people who have more than proven their brotherhood over time but do not have the time for full commitment. Honorary Brothers may attend meetings but do not take an active part in the proceedings or have the right to vote. Honorary brothers may share and promote TCB objectives and projects and charities. What type of charities and events do the TCB support? TCB supports a wide range of causes both directly themselves or indirectly by supporting fellow clubs who have a particular mandate that is important to them. Brain Injury and PTSD Awareness A major mandate for TCB is involvement in the promotion of brain injury awareness because several of the founding members of TCB are brain injury survivors and with each brother’s unique journey from brain injury victim to brain injury survivor a unanimous decision by the membership that all that experience and knowledge learned along the way to recovery should be put to good use by helping other survivors and their families. Organ Donor Registration TCB promote and encourage all members of the motorcycle community at all events and motorcycle shows they participate in to consider their registering as organ donors because what could be more biker than to give someone else a chance to live a life when we are finally done with ours... B.A.R.K (Biker Animal Rescue Klub) B.A.R.K. was created to promote participation the Biker community regarding the support and advocacy of animal rescues in particular ones that are no kill rescues because many of the brothers deal daily with brain injury and ptsd and have their personal lives enriched by the presence of service/therapy dogs and in some way are giving back to dogs. TCB involves itself if preventing or repealing any Breed Specific Legislation because if anyone knows the unfairness of being judged by your looks or your “pedigree’ it is the members of the motorcycle community. Kickstart A Life or Garth Rooney project The “Kickstart A Life Project was conceived in 2011 by the members of The Celtic Brotherhood with the intention of acquiring portable heard defibrillators that could be brought to any motorcycle events, shows or rides that the members of TCB attend with the hope that if needed ... a life could be saved. Garth Rooney, who was both service Doberman and companion to Beau Rooney and mascot to TCB proudly wore his vest that was embroidered with the words “Pat Me – Pay Me Help Kickstart A Life and with Garth’s passing the brotherhood and their supporters decided to not only continue the project in his memory but hope to encourage other clubs and groups in the motorcycle community to acquire their own portable heart defibrillators and perhaps one day save the life of a fellow biker. Busted Bucket Challenge Over the last couple of decades there has been increased dialogue about brain injury and concussion with more efforts being made to diagnose and deal with this issue. From corporations to community groups, people are trying to find ways to alert others to the huge cost both human and financial that this growing problem presents to not only the survivors and their families but also their community and workplace. The Busted Bucket Challenge© was created by Beau Rooney along with some help from other brain injury survivors and some of the close friends who decided to produce something positive from all they and their loved ones must deal with everyday. Originally our plan was to reach out to sports programs for the youth and give demonstrations using special optical eyewear which distorted vision and these were created by a good friend who was a local optician and inspired somewhat from those worn by the character “Bubbles” from the popular Canadian television series “Trailer Park Boys” While at a public event the TCB had the opportunity to take some pictures of themselves and friends wearing the special eyewear and we noticed that passers-by were stopping to look on so they were invited to participate by trying on the glasses to get some idea of how abi/tbi can affect them. The public were amazed at the difficulty they experienced when they were asked to perform some simple tasks and their interest surpassed any hesitancy they had about talking to bikers. The Celtic Brotherhood realized that while initially it was the black t-shirts, beards and tattoos that attracted the curiosity of the onlookers, the difficulties people had while wearing the special eyewear and trying to perform simple tasks became the real interest and from that moment the “Busted Bucket Challenge©” was born. The Busted Bucket Challenge© consists of “Chopper-style” adult tricycles built by the members and used in an interactive challenge where the riders are encouraged to try and navigate a course of traffic pylons bordered by astro-turf, plastic fire hydrants and other three dimensional objects meant to increase the difficulty while wearing the optics to simulate some of the optical issues that accompany head trauma. Momentum and popularity have grown for the Busted Bucket Challenge© and with the help of people such as the custom bike builders, custom painters and other members of the local business community and including the OBIA (Ontario Brain Injury Association) who supple printed and contact information which the members of TCB hand out to onlookers. Over time all the men have honed their ability to reach out to the public and spread their important message through humor, creativity and ingenuity. Top
What is The Celtic Brotherhood? The Celtic Brotherhood (TCB) no longer require that a member must be of Celtic heritage but it is required that all members accept and conduct themselves by the core values of brotherhood, family and community with the intent of making this a better world through words, deeds and actions within the TCB Charter. How do I become a Brother? Membership is by invitation only and prospective candidates must have their name put forward by at least three brothers in good standing. Potential membership requires the candidate first serve a hang-around period allowing both members and candidate to see if there is a mutual fit before moving on to the next stage in membership. The next step is to become a prospect which usually is period of time no less than one year and no more than 18 months at which time all members of the chapter must vote to decide if the prospect becomes a full patch member. What is an Honorary Brother? Honorary Brothers are people who have more than proven their brotherhood over time but do not have the time for full commitment. Honorary Brothers may attend meetings but do not take an active part in the proceedings or have the right to vote. Honorary brothers may share and promote TCB objectives and projects and charities. What type of charities and events do the TCB support? TCB supports a wide range of causes both directly themselves or indirectly by supporting fellow clubs who have a particular mandate that is important to them. Brain Injury and PTSD Awareness A major mandate for TCB is involvement in the promotion of brain injury awareness because several of the founding members of TCB are brain injury survivors and with each brother’s unique journey from brain injury victim to brain injury survivor a unanimous decision by the membership that all that experience and knowledge learned along the way to recovery should be put to good use by helping other survivors and their families. Organ Donor Registration TCB promote and encourage all members of the motorcycle community at all events and motorcycle shows they participate in to consider their registering as organ donors because what could be more biker than to give someone else a chance to live a life when we are finally done with ours... B.A.R.K (Biker Animal Rescue Klub) B.A.R.K. was created to promote participation the Biker community regarding the support and advocacy of animal rescues in particular ones that are no kill rescues because many of the brothers deal daily with brain injury and ptsd and have their personal lives enriched by the presence of service/therapy dogs and in some way are giving back to dogs. TCB involves itself if preventing or repealing any Breed Specific Legislation because if anyone knows the unfairness of being judged by your looks or your “pedigree’ it is the members of the motorcycle community. Kickstart A Life or Garth Rooney project The “Kickstart A Life Project was conceived in 2011 by the members of The Celtic Brotherhood with the intention of acquiring portable heard defibrillators that could be brought to any motorcycle events, shows or rides that the members of TCB attend with the hope that if needed ... a life could be saved. Garth Rooney, who was both service Doberman and companion to Beau Rooney and mascot to TCB proudly wore his vest that was embroidered with the words “Pat Me – Pay Me Help Kickstart A Life and with Garth’s passing the brotherhood and their supporters decided to not only continue the project in his memory but hope to encourage other clubs and groups in the motorcycle community to acquire their own portable heart defibrillators and perhaps one day save the life of a fellow biker. Busted Bucket Challenge Over the last couple of decades there has been increased dialogue about brain injury and concussion with more efforts being made to diagnose and deal with this issue. From corporations to community groups, people are trying to find ways to alert others to the huge cost both human and financial that this growing problem presents to not only the survivors and their families but also their community and workplace. The Busted Bucket Challenge© was created by Beau Rooney along with some help from other brain injury survivors and some of the close friends who decided to produce something positive from all they and their loved ones must deal with everyday. Originally our plan was to reach out to sports programs for the youth and give demonstrations using special optical eyewear which distorted vision and these were created by a good friend who was a local optician and inspired somewhat from those worn by the character “Bubbles” from the popular Canadian television series “Trailer Park Boys” While at a public event the TCB had the opportunity to take some pictures of themselves and friends wearing the special eyewear and we noticed that passers-by were stopping to look on so they were invited to participate by trying on the glasses to get some idea of how abi/tbi can affect them. The public were amazed at the difficulty they experienced when they were asked to perform some simple tasks and their interest surpassed any hesitancy they had about talking to bikers. The Celtic Brotherhood realized that while initially it was the black t-shirts, beards and tattoos that attracted the curiosity of the onlookers, the difficulties people had while wearing the special eyewear and trying to perform simple tasks became the real interest and from that moment the “Busted Bucket Challenge©” was born. The Busted Bucket Challenge© consists of “Chopper-style” adult tricycles built by the members and used in an interactive challenge where the riders are encouraged to try and navigate a course of traffic pylons bordered by astro-turf, plastic fire hydrants and other three dimensional objects meant to increase the difficulty while wearing the optics to simulate some of the optical issues that accompany head trauma. Momentum and popularity have grown for the Busted Bucket Challenge© and with the help of people such as the custom bike builders, custom painters and other members of the local business community and including the OBIA (Ontario Brain Injury Association) who supple printed and contact information which the members of TCB hand out to onlookers. Over time all the men have honed their ability to reach out to the public and spread their important message through humor, creativity and ingenuity. Top