MEDIA ADVISORY - Cyclists begin Vancouver to Calgary ride for clean water

VANCOUVER, June 22, 2016 /CNW/ -

WHAT:

A team of four cyclists from Wheels for Wells will leave this morning to cycle to
Calgary to raise funds and awareness for World Vision's clean water projects.



WHO:

David Custer, Sarah Fillier, Kaitlyn Ahearn and Brad Sawa    



WHEN:

Send off is Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.



WHERE:

Jack Poole Plaza beside the Vancouver Convention Centre (West).




Map: https://goo.gl/maps/uRDMS2Vym732



VISUALS

  • Cyclists in matching cycling attire heading off on their ride
  • Posed photos of the team by the waterfront
  • Cheering onlookers

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This annual event was inspired by nine-year-old Alex Weber after learning that thousands of children die every day from water-borne illnesses.  Alex has since moved abroad with his family, but his commitment to Wheels for Wells continues with Calgary residents Sarah Fillier and David Custer continuing his commitment to engaging Canadians in this important issue.  Wheels for Wells has raised more than $137,000 for World Vision's clean water projects in Kenya, Mauritania and Somalia.  This year Wheels for Wells hopes to raise $50,000 for World Vision clean water projects in Sudan.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

SOURCE World Vision Canada

Image with caption: "The Wheels for Wells Vancouver to Calgary cycling team from left to right: Justin Vink, Brad Sawa, David Custer, Sarah Fillier and Kaitlyn Ahearn. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160622_C7370_PHOTO_EN_720025.jpg

For further information: FOR INTERVIEWS ON SITE CONTACT: Susanne Milner of World Vision - 604-363-5250

RELATED LINKS
http://www.worldvision.ca

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