Big red bike pedals into Kelowna

The Capital News team fundraised to be apart of the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s big bike event

The big red bike pedalled into Kelowna and local businesses and didn’t miss a beat.

Each year the Heart and Stroke Foundation encourages businesses to make a team and fundraise for the charity and help spread their mission which is to prevent disease, save lives, and promote recovery.

RELATED: Big Bike pedals through Vernon

The teams then get an opportunity to hop aboard the 29 seat bike.

Wendy Wright with the Heart and Stoke Foundation says there are two big red bikes in the province for the months of May and June.

“We started in West Kelowna on Tuesday, then we have two days in Kelowna and then next week we go to Nelson, Trail, Osoyoos, Penticton and Vernon,” she said. “Over the 10 days we have the bike in the Okanagan and Kootenays we will have at least 11,000 riders.”

The foundation hopes to raise at least $161,000 in the region with this initiative and across Canada, in more than 200 communities the aim is to raise $8 million.

In Kelowna, the Capital News team, which has participated for the last five years, managed to raise the most money they ever have at $1,245.


@Jen_zee
jen.zielinski@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Cops for Kids stops in Revelstoke

Locals Kurt Grabinsky and James Moore are participating in the ride

LUNA Q&A: Leila Neverland of Mountain Sound

Mountain Sound will be playing LUNA Nocturnal Art & Wonder on Sept. 29

UPDATE: Aaron Orlando drops out of the race for Revelstoke City Council

Aaron Orlando has dropped out of the race for Revelstoke City Council.… Continue reading

UPDATE: Gary Starling pulls out of city council race

Gary Starling has withdrawn from the Revelstoke city council race, though he… Continue reading

Man on scooter injured after being struck by semi on Trans-Canada Highway

Sicamous resident suffers non-life-threatening injuries, charges pending for semi driver

VIDEO: Neighbours fear impact of B.C. tent city residents

Greater Victoria residents opposed to campers voice concerns at provincial campground

B.C. premier apologizes for removal of 1950s totem pole at Canada-U.S. border

First Nations say pole was raised at Peace Arch but removed to make way for tourism centre

Tornado touches down in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que.

Environment Canada says cars and homes have been damaged by severe thunderstorms and high wind gusts

Low risk associated with case of pneumococcal disease in the South Okanagan

No identified risk to the public from recent case of pneumococcal disease with associated meningitis

An unexpected sight: Bear spotted eating another bear in central B.C.

Cheslatta Carrier Nation Chief finds bear eating another bear’s carcass

RCMP confirm death of missing BC teen Jessica Patrick

No details on cause were given. Case is under criminal investigation and police are asking for tips.

CUTENESS OVERLOAD: 2 sea otters hold hands at the Vancouver Aquarium

Holding hands is a common – and adorable – way for otters to stay safe in the water

B.C. teen with autism a talented guitarist

Farley Mifsud is gaining fans with every performance

Yukon man facing new attempted murder charge in B.C. exploding mail case

Leon Nepper, 73, is now facing one charge each of aggravated assault and attempted murder

Most Read