News Advisory - Senior citizen bikes across Canada to raise money for Haiti

MONTREAL, Aug. 10 /CNW/ - Art Denton, 68, is cycling across Canada to raise funds in support of the survivors of the earthquake in Haiti. Starting in Vancouver on June 1, Art's 6,671 km bike trip has already taken him across the western provinces, through Ontario, and he's now making his way into Quebec. With a strong passion for biking, Art decided to combine his hobby with helping people in need and has set a goal of raising $10,000 for World Vision's work in Haiti.

Art will be stopping at La Maison d'Haiti to greet members of Montreal's Haitian community and World Vision staff before setting off on the next leg of his tour which will end in Halifax.


WHAT: Cyclist and humanitarian Art Denton welcomed at La Maison d'Haiti on his way across Canada
   
WHEN: 12:00 p.m. (noon) Tuesday August 10
   
WHO: Art Denton, World Vision supporter, cycling across Canada to raise money for earthquake victims in Haiti
   
WHERE: 8833 St-Michel blvd - 2nd floor (entrance by Émile-Journault street)
Montreal, QC H1Z 3G3
(514) 326-3022

Mayor of the Villeray - St-Michel district will be present to cut the cake in honour of Denton's endeavour.

PHOTO/VIDEO OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Art will be cycling to Maison d'Haiti to meet members of the Haitian community and World Vision Montreal staff and share the inspiring story of his journey.
  • Mayor of the Villeray - St-Michel district and World Vision Québec director Isabelle Depelteau cutting the cake and thanking Mr. Denton on behalf of the community
  • One-on-one interviews with Art and World Vision Director for Quebec, Isabelle Depelteau

For more information on Art's bike tour, or to donate to Art's fundraising campaign, please visit www.bikingforhaiti.com

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

SOURCE World Vision Canada

For further information: For further information:

For more information, or to arrange an interview or for information about when Art will be in your region, contact:

Jeremie Olivier
514-836-9125
514-845-3737 ext 5236
jeremie_olivier@worldvision.ca


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