/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Ottawa Redblacks, Fury and Ottawa Senators' Chris Phillips all to join Nokia and Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation to host region's largest Inside Ride/

  • Also attending will be 11 year-old cancer survivor and Candlelighters' Ambassador, Vienna, and Ottawa Senators defenceman, Chris Phillips and his wife Erin as Honorary Chairmen
  • Over 70 teams riding to support Candlelighters as part of Nokia's $1 million fundraising commitment to the childhood cancer charity

OTTAWA, May 5, 2016 /CNW/ - On May 11th Nokia Ottawa will host the Inside Ride, a fun indoor cycling challenge, under a large tent at its Kanata campus. As with previous years, the beneficiary is Candlelighters, a grassroots charity that provides support programs and services to young cancer patients and their families in the National Capital region. Nokia, in partnership with Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation (CTCACF), has committed to raise $1 million for the charity over the next five years, with the Inside Ride as the biggest fundraiser.

Nokia is growing this year's event by including local businesses and organizations who share the company's passion for making a difference in the community. In addition to Nokia employees, the Ride is attracting teams from several companies, schools and professional sports organizations including the Redblacks and Fury, front office staff from the Ottawa Senators, and their respective mascots. Also attending will be Senators defenceman Chris Phillips and his wife Erin, Kanata Carleton MP, Karen McCrimmon and City Councillor, Marianne Wilkinson, in addition to 11 year-old Candlelighters' Ambassador, Vienna.

About the Ride: Teams consist of six cyclists with each member riding for ten minutes to fun, fast-paced, uplifting music. As the cyclists rotate, they are cheered on by teammates, friends, colleagues and spectators. Volunteers record team mileage, organizers score costumes and team spirit, and the Inside Ride Crew calculate fundraising totals. There are medals at stake for outstanding team fundraising, team spirit, team costumes, team mileage and top male, female and volunteer fundraiser. View this video from the 2016 Inside Ride. Or visit the company's Inside Ride Facebook page for more information.


Nokia parking lot, 600 March Road, Kanata, Ontario


Wednesday May 11. Speeches begin at 11:40am. Ride to start at 12pm and last for one hour.


Ottawa Senators defenceman Chris Phillips and his wife Erin, Ottawa Redblacks, Ottawa Fury, Ottawa Police, Ottawa Carleton MP Karen McCrimmon, City Councilor Marianne Wilkinson, Coast to Coast against Cancer Foundation, Candlelighters, Nokia employees/execs, Kanata North businesses


Inside Ride indoor cycling event raising funds for Candlelighters. Press will have full access to the teams and are welcome to interview participants as well as video and photograph the entire event.

About Nokia
Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. Powered by the innovation of Bell Labs and Nokia Technologies, the company is at the forefront of creating and licensing the technologies that are increasingly at the heart of our connected lives. 

With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things. http://nokia.com


For further information: Media Enquiries: For media inquiries, or if you would like to attend the event, please contact Sarah Miller at sarah.miller@nokia.com, mobile# 613-720-9716 or on Twitter @sarahjmiller3.


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