We had amazing volunteers this year. Each morning you ensured the riders were prepared with the right nutrition, transportation and basically, everything they needed. We had very long daily rides, challenging weather, bear spotting and more. Thank you for being friendly, caring, hard working, patient, creative and dedicated! Thanks for supporting me as GM trying to manage the daily logistics. With gratitude, I commend you all for your support along the 6 day, 600+kms route from start to finish, for everything…..you were there!
To our medic volunteers, Kevin and Judy, Gary V and Anna, who really helped with riders after couple of bike crashes. What would we have done without our MD, Kevin who was there to manage riders and volunteers, whatever they needed. Clearly we need certified, experienced medical personal for Cancerive Tours.
Thank you to our Van and Personal Support vehicle volunteers: Janis and Garry who helped to purchase and organize food, Mernie and Patti, Brandi and Kimber-Lee, Suzan and Joyce, Brian and Cindy, for aid station support and transporting riders and their bikes as needed. With a smile on your face and never ending humour you made the tough times fun.
Garry and Peggy for being our scouts and ensuring we were prepared for every challenge. Because you traveled the route months in advance to carefully plan each start, aid stop, turn, uphill, downhill and more we were able to mitigate potential risks. Peggy thanks for creating our Route “Bible” to help keep us on track the entire route!
Linda, my trusted driver who helped me will all daily on the fly logistics, communications, transporting bikes and riders, you name it you constantly encouraged me to stay focused.
Megan, Thank you for being everywhere we needed you to transport riders and bikes and direct riders at junctions.
Kham and Su, our mechanic vehicle, who managed all the bikes, shared all your extra tubes and attended to many technical issues so efficiently, with no complaint. You ensured the riders could ride, even when it seemed impossible….you found a way.
Don and Marilyn, our videographer team, I can hardly wait to see your videos. You took all the risks to catch the riders and volunteers going through the amazing Alberta varying landscapes. It was a huge challenge with weather and timing but oh so worth it.
Moving on for 2018 we hope you all return next year, and here is what is coming up in the near future.
………And please bring friends who would also like to volunteer on:
- Saturday, November 18, Annual Party and Silent Auction
- Monday November 27 and Tuesday November 28, Casino Night – contact Peggy at email@example.com
- Route plan for 2018 announcement in November
For more information about volunteer opportunities and how you can help, please contact
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