The first leg of the Canadian Wildlife Federation Bike for Wildlife is about to kick off and CWF hopes to see you along the route.
CWF Athletic Ambassador Angella Goran is cycling 6,000 kilometres from Victoria to Halifax to raise awareness about wildlife conservation and the importance of getting outdoors to connect with nature. She’ll visit schools and community centres along the way, and use social media to update her progress.
“Being outside can inspire all of us,” Goran says. “Whether your passion is cycling, walking, swimming or bird-watching, experiencing our natural world is an incredible opportunity as well as a gift."
The Bike for Wildlife kicks off in Victoria, B.C. on August 14th and will be making the first seven stops of the ride in British Columbia. At each stop, Angella will be hosting a variety of activities from conservation presentations to biking with local cycling groups. The goal remains the same: encouraging Canadians to get outside and raise awareness for CWF’s wildlife conservation programs. For a full list of event stops, see the schedule below.
CWF's Bike for Wildlife will highlight how the organization has been connecting Canadians to nature and making a difference to at-risk wildlife. CWF is urging Canadians to explore all that nature has to offer and take this unique opportunity to make a connection with the great outdoors in your own communities. For more information about how get involved, visit bikeforwildlife.ca or contact CWF at 1-800-563-9453.
First Seven Event Locations for Bike for Wildlife in British Columbia
August 15th Vancouver, B.C.
Vancouver Aquarium Penguin Point Exhibit
10:30 – 2:30pm
Visit CWF and Angella Goran at Penguin Point where they will be sharing CWF’s message of conservation and highlighting the work CWF has done with the aquarium.
August 16th Abbotsford, B.C.
Exhibition Park, Cinema Under the Stars
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Visit CWF and Angella Goran at “Cinema Under the Stars” to learn more about the Bike for Wildlife and CWF’s conservation programs.
August 18th Princeton, B.C.
Manning Park Resort
Angella Goran will speak at the Manning Park Amphitheatre as part of their guest speaker series.
August 20th Penticton, B.C.
Angella Goran will be joined by local cyclists on a community ride through town.
August 22nd Kelowna, B.C.
Silver Lake YMCA Kids camp
9:00am – 10:00am
Angella Goran will speak to the youth at Silver Lake YMCA about the importance of getting outside.
August 24th, Grandforks, B.C.
Angella Goran will be joined by the Grandforks Cycling Club on a community ride through town.
Angella Goran is available for interviews the morning of each event location. Please contact Stephanie Poff at 613.868.0288 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Joining Angella on her journey will be CWF’s generous Bike for Wildlife sponsors:
Burnbrae Farms Limited is a family owned and operated company that has been producing eggs and egg products for over 70 years. The company has egg grading, breaking, and farming operations across Canada and markets such brands as Naturegg Omega 3 and Simply Egg Whites. Burnbrae Farms, as the lead sponsor, is powering the ride with protein to help CWF encourage youth to lead healthy, active lifestyles. For more information visit burnbraefarms.com
Johnson Inc. is a leading provider of home, auto and travel insurance. In addition to sponsoring this initiative, Johnson Inc is helping ensure that Angella is personally supported by providing travel coverage through MEDOC travel insurance. During her journey, Johnson will share with youth the importance of proper bike safety.
Just Green Lifestyle provides carbon offset products that give Canadians of all backgrounds the opportunity to offset their own household carbon emissions. They will support CWF in ensuring that the bike ride is carbon-neutral.
ESKA Waters is the water sponsor for the ride, and is contributing resources to help children learn the importance of re-using and recycling water bottles.
Sportstats is a leading provider of software to support athletic events, and in addition to their sponsorship they will assist CWF in spreading the word about the ride among Canada’s athletic and cycling communities.
Primo Trailer Sales is providing CWF with a support vehicle to ensure that Angella and her team remains safe and healthy during her journey from coast to coast.
About the Canadian Wildlife Federation:
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national non-profit charitable organization dedicated to ensuring an appreciation of our natural world and a lasting legacy of healthy wildlife and habitat. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, developing and delivering educational programs, sponsoring research, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending policy changes and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. For more information, visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca.
For more information please contact:
Canadian Wildlife Federation
Public Relations Officer
Canadian Wildlife Federation