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October 27, 2017 9:16 pm

Bike-A-Thon Raises Healthcare Funds

Saturday, September 10, 2016 @ 6:53 AM
Riders in last year's Bike-A-Thon set their sights on Purden.  Submitted photo

Riders in last year’s Bike-A-Thon set their sights on Purden. Submitted photo

Prince George, B.C. – The Punjabi Canadian Senior Society’s 7th annual Bike-A-Thon is being held today to raise funds on behalf of the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation to buy equipment for University Hospital of Northern BC.

Starting at 8 a.m. at the Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh Temple on Davis Road, cyclists hop aboard their bikes for a 60 km ride to Purden Lake.  Participants of all ages are welcome to take part in the event.  They get a breather upon arrival at Purden and are given a picnic lunch provided by the Punjabi Canadian Senior Society.  Then they ride back to Prince George.

The Bike-A-Thon has raised approximately $62,000 over the past six years, all of it going to the Healthcare Foundation.  This year the proceeds of the ride are being directed toward the $100,000 cost of replacing 62 specialized, customized wheelchairs at UHNBC which are used by people who are recovering from traumas, strokes and surgeries.

Now, if a 120 km bicycle ride to Purden and back is a little much to bite off, you can still donate to this effort by contacting Gordie Powar at (250) 552-3816.


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