Honouring the Ride's tenth anniversary
TORONTO, July 25 /CNW/ - On July 27, 2008, 330 cyclists will stream
through the streets of Toronto, beginning their annual six-day trek through
southeastern Ontario to Montreal. This year, the Friends For Life Bike Rally
honours its tenth anniversary of supporting the Toronto People With AIDS
Foundation (PWA) and expects to raise $1 million.
"As long as there's a reason, there's a ride," said Todd Ross, co-chair
of the event. "Ten years after the rally was born, people living with HIV/AIDS
in our community still need support. As long as they do, we will keep riding."
"This year, Scotiabank is proud to join the Bike Rally as its presenting
sponsor," said Cory Garlough, Vice-President, Global Employment Strategies,
Scotiabank. "In addition to our corporate support, we have a number of
employees who will participate by cycling, fundraising and volunteering at the
many stops along the route."
"There's an undeniable energy that comes from 440 cyclists and volunteers
working towards a common cause," said Stefanie McQuaid, rally co-chair. "Their
collective efforts have allowed PWA to strengthen and expand its services to
the men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Toronto."
Photo opportunities will be available at the following locations along the
route to Quebec:
Sunday, July 27, 2008 Queen's Park, Toronto 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Lakeview Park, Oshawa 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
4865 Lakeshore Rd.,
Port Hope 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday, July 28, 2008 Henderson Bed &
Breakfast, Consecon 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 Leggett Hall Residence,
Kingston 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 Leggett Hall Residence,
Kingston 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Brown's Bay Park,
Mallorytown 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 31, 2008 Mille Roches Island,
Long Sault Parkway 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cornwall 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday, August 1, 2008 Place Emilie-Gamelin,
Montreal 4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
About the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation
The Toronto People With AIDS Foundation exists to promote the health and
well-being of all people living with HIV/AIDS by providing accessible, direct,
and practical support services. It is Canada's largest direct support service
agency for people living with HIV/AIDS. For more information, please visit:
For further information:
For further information: Stefanie McQuaid, Co-Chair, (416) 859-1238;
Visit www.bikerally.org for backgrounders and more information. Spokespeople
are available to talk about the event, as well as broader HIV/AIDS issues in