Cy­cling BC Even­ing of Cham­pi­ons Raises Over $150,000

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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.

Alex Stieda

(l) and Richard Wooles em­cee’d the even­ing.

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