The medical community and KGH staff are once again clipping into their bikes to raise funds for much needed medical equipment for our hospital. The KGH Foundation and TD Bank Financial Group’s Annual Bike ‘n Braai is returning on Sunday, June 10th.
“The TD Bank Financial Group is proud to be the Title Sponsor for the 8th Annual KGHF Bike ‘n Braai in support of improved healthcare and the dedicated healthcare professionals in our community”, says Gordon Fawcett, CFA at TD Waterhouse Private Investment Counsel.
The ride departs from Strathcona Park at 9:30am and wraps up at the Thoracic Surgeons Heritage House on Pandosy Street with a family Braai (Afrikaans for BBQ). With three route lengths and free admission for children to the BBQ, this is a great way to support the community as well as get out for an afternoon of active family fun.
New this year, the route will include a wine tasting pit-stop at The View winery and will be led by Evan Guthrie – cross-country mountain bike racer on the Canadian National Team. In addition to prizes for the poker run and hill climb race, there will also be a draw for an iPad.
Funds raised from the event will go to the Area of Greatest Need fund to purchase equipment and patient care items that will improve the level of care provided at the Kelowna General Hospital. “The support given by local healthcare professionals is outstanding and they truly are role models for our community” says Doug Rankmore, CEO of the KGH Foundation.
Many thanks to the new and returning sponsors that make this event possible: TD Bank Financial Group, Kelowna Radiology, Dialogue for Change, Lakeshore Vein & Esthetics, Pharmasave Glenmore, Dr. Darren Buschel, and Image One MRI. Local bikes shops (Fresh Air Concept, ChainLine Cycle, and Kelowna Cycle) have also stepped up to provide nutritional and mechanical support for the riders.
Registration is now open - be sure to order your jersey/shorts set before they sell out!
Bike ‘n Braai
Save the Date! The Bike 'n Braai will be Sunday, June 9th departing from Strathcona Park at 9:30am. This year's ride will include a wine tasting pit-stop at The View winery and be led by Evan Guthrie - cross-country mountain bike racer on the Canadian National Team. Registration is now open - be sure to order your jersey/shorts set before they sell out!