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Newfound Riders

P.O. Box 8201 | 98 Kenmount Road | St. John's NL A1B 3N4


Our Executive Members are:


Gil Lane


Gil has been an active member with the Newfound Riders since 2008. In 2010, Gil was nominated and accepted the role of Treasurer and handled all the club’s financial responsibilities and reporting until the AGM held in March 2014. At that time he was nominated and voted into the role of Vice President. At the AGM held in March 2016, by acclamation, moved into the position of President. He currently rides a 2006 Honda ST 1300 and resides in the city of St. John’s. Gil can be reach via direct message/email through our Facebook page!

Chris Palmer


Chris Palmer has been riding since he bought his first motorcycle in England in the 1960s - a 1949 250cc BSA C11 (with rigid frame). Chris joined the Newfound Riders in 2004 and, with his 1984 1200cc Gold Wing, he has travelled throughout the province, Atlantic and central Canada and the eastern States. Four years ago Chris took responsibility for devising the annual Ride Schedule for the Newfound Riders, some of which he leads, including the occasional "Mystery Ride". He currently sits on the Executive of the Newfound Riders as Vice President and serves as the group's Ride Safety Coordinator.

Diane Yarn


Diane joined Newfound Riders in 2014. She took on the role of treasurer in March 2017. She currently rides a Harley Heritage Softail.

Michelle Barnes


Michelle has been an active member of Newfound Riders since 2006. In 2008, Michelle was nominated and accepted the role as Events Co-ordinator for the club and handled the planning of all the club and public events. She held that position for 7 years. In 2015 she accepted the role as Executive Director of Newfound Foundation and then resigned as Events Co-ordinator. At the AGM Held in March 2017, by acclamation, she also moved into the position of Secretary. She rides a 2005 HD Softail Deluxe and lovin’ it!

Paul Griffiths

Ride Captain

Paul has been a member of NFR since March 2005 actively taking part in club events. 1st bike was a 1980 GL1100 Goldwing; presently riding a 2008 GL1800 Goldwing very much enjoys road trips and camaraderie of the group. Paul took the position of Road Captain in September 2016 and looking forward to new riding season with full calendar of rides in 2017.

Colleen O'Toole

Member Relations

Colleen O’Toole has been riding since 2005. She joined the Newfound Riders in 2005 and, the following year, just a week after getting her road license, Colleen completed a 5-province, 5-state tour on her 1984 Honda Shadow. After a couple of years riding a 1983 Honda Silver Wing (a baby Gold Wing), Colleen now owns a 2003 Suzuki Intruder 1500cc. After several years on the Newfound Riders’ Executive as Recording Secretary, Colleen assumed responsibility in 2014 for Membership and Member Relations. In this position, she developed a “Welcome Package” for new members, as well as a re-vamped membership application process. She has also reviewed and updated the Newfound Riders’ Constitution and By-Laws which will be proposed to the membership in the spring of 2015.

Lou Lawrence

Public Relations

Newfound Rider since 2006, past President and Treasurer, current Public Relations Officer. Usually riding a Street Glide but can be seen straddling a Texas Chopper.

Deanne Headland

Events Coordinator

Edwin Poole