Riverview Manor’s ‘small but mighty’ Big Bike team raises $1,110 for HSF

Riverview Manor once again participated in the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada’s (HSF’s) annual Big Bike fundraiser, bringing in $1,110 to support the organization on June 13.

This year’s team, which consisted of 12 riders, including three riders from Pleasant Meadow Manor in Norwood. Life enrichment aide Adam Wicklum was this year’s top fundraiser for the Riverview Riders.

Although the day began with clouds and rain, the Riverview Riders got lucky when it was their turn to ride.

“It was a great day for the Big Bike; the sun managed to stop the rain during our bike ride,” says event organizer and Riverview Manor environmental services manager Crystal Post.

Crystal adds that although there were only a dozen riders this year (there were 14 in 2017), the team still managed to raise a respectable amount of money for the charity.

“We were small but mighty again this year,” she says.

As part of the annual Big Bike campaign, teams ride a 29-seat bicycle, called the Big Bike, through Canadian communities every May to raise money for HSF and raise awareness of heart disease and stroke.

Each participant from every Big Bike team commits to raising at least $50 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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