Rusty Fisher is undertaking a huge adventure in order to raise money for Palliative Care. He has a goal of riding his bike all the way from Victoria BC to Peterborough ON. You may wonder why he has such big plans, why would he take on such a task? The answer is that his father was being taken care of by Palliative Care at the Peterborough Hospital for 5 months before passing away earlier this year. Their love and compassion towards his family is what inspired Rusty to raise money in order to give back and let them keep doing what they do. Rusty enjoys cycling, so choosing to cycle across the country and finish at the hospital that took such great care of his dad and family during such a difficult time felt right to him.
He understands that at some point we will all need healthcare and that the more support we give the service, the better service we will get when the time comes.
He plans on starting this adventure on June 1st, 2021. The ride will mostly be gravel roads/trails and he says he knows his dad will be with him on this journey as he plans on taking his locket of hair with him.
Please show your support by sharing this post and if you can, donating over on his GoFundMe page.
Martin Rupes set a course record of 12 mins 36 seconds in the Gravel TT #2 race conducted on Tuesday 25th August in winning the Level A division. It was an exciting night for NCCH riders to be able to see the current Provincial Elite Road Champion rip up the gravel TT at 38kph! 2nd was Charles Bergeron, with Brady Stewart in 3rd.
Level B was won by Ryan Vincze, 2nd was Preston Martin, 3rd was Ken Pirhonen and 4th was Jared Rauwerda.
Level C winner was Coach Kyle Glover, 2nd was Jacob Kemper, 3rd was Ashton Moore.
Level D/Recreation was won by Matthew Monaco, 2nd was Julian Meadows, and 3rd was Rhys Carrol.
https://www.raceclocker.com/a4daa64f (Level A)
https://www.raceclocker.com/35324b03 (Level B)
https://www.raceclocker.com/715a3a31 (Level C, D/Rec)
Race # 3 is on next Tuesday 1st September.
For the past two months, Kourtney Reich, has taken on the role of Communications and Digital Marketing Coordinator for NCCH. Her main responsibility was to create and launch our new website that you are on right now.
What started as research on which platform would best fit our needs, soon became an in-depth process of bringing our vision to life. From creating the website pages, editing their content and layouts, developing a theme, making interactive PDFs, editing videos, and writing blog posts, Kourtney has been a part of this website development from start to finish.
Now, after many meetings, work sessions and hours put into this project, we are so excited to officially launch and share with you all the hard work that has been put into making this revamped website a reality. Moving forward, Kourtney will continue to work on making our program applications user-friendly and develop strategies around our social media content.
We are excited to publish our new website, and we hope you like it as much as we do!
Thank you to all the people who contributed with photos, videos and content, with special thanks to our Communications & Digital Marketing Coordinator, Kourtney Reich, and our hard working volunteers Katharine Short and James Chartland.
The website will be a 'live' resource with up to date news, blogs, calendar events, social media feeds, and of course how to join our great programs.
If you have any comments please let us know, if you are delighted with it, let everybody know!
You can only imagine our amazement when we heard that a 5 year old boy from Stoney Creek pedalled 72 km to the CN Tower. In fact, we were so impressed that we reached out to his family asking if he would like to come ride with NCCH.
We met Ben, and his father Brian, on Saturday when they joined us for his first session. He fit in right away and kept a smile on his face the entire time. Despite being a few years younger than the other kids, his energy and effort was undeniable. He's a natural cyclist and if his previous achievements are any indication he will quickly learn all that cycling has to offer.
We look forward to seeing Ben grow as a cyclist and are confident that he will one day achieve his goal of cycling across Canada.
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