Cycling BC Evening of Champions Raises Over $150,000
The fifth annual Evening of Champions Gala fundraising dinner hosted by Cycling BC in early October was a success. The event raised more than $150,000, as 265 supporters and athletes gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre to share a glass and celebrate another milestone year.
Richard Wooles and Alex Stieda emcee’d proceedings as the Who’s Who of cycling joined special guests who included Pierre Lafontaine, CEO of Cycling Canada, and countless stars, Olympians, Paralympians and world champions such as Catharine Pendrel, Tristen Chernove, Maggie Coles-Lyster, Tory Nyhaug, Aiden Caves, Holden Jones, Sandra Walter, Sara Bergen, Gillian Ellsay, Erin Atwell and many more riders.
Approximately two-thirds of the guests represented corporate supporters such as Hayward Securities. Former hockey great Trevor Linden was also in the crowd.
A highlight of the evening was the presentation of a cheque for $61,750 to Cycling Canada for the Canadian Junior Cycling Development Fund, a Wooles initiative.
Funds raised at the evening of celebration will support youth- and junior-development programs, the Canadian Junior National team, iRide programs, training camps, competitive opportunities for young cyclists and B.C.’s rising stars.
(l) and Richard Wooles emcee’d the evening.