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British Columbia Fire Fighters to Ride 6,800 Kilometers for Kids

April 9, 2009 -- A team of White Rock, BC Local 2407 are in training to cycle 6,800 kilometers – from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to White Rock. The ride is scheduled for September 2010 and will raise money for Variety-The Children’s Charity.

Local 2407 member Eric Kameka, who is organizing the ride, says, “We are always looking for ways to contribute to our community when we’re not on duty. This charity does such great things for kids worldwide that helping them seemed like the right thing to do.”

The ride will be a relay, with one rider always on the road, 24 hours a day. The goal is to complete the trip in less than two weeks. “This will definitely be a challenge, as only a couple of team members have experience in distance riding,” says Kameka.

The Local 2407 team is looking for sponsors and donations. For more information, visit the team’s blogspot.

Variety – The Children’s Charity is dedicated to promoting and protecting the health and well-being of children around the world. Through our network of 50 Tents (or chapters) in 14 countries, Variety reaches communities across the globe to offer financial assistance and services to children and organizations that serve children with special needs.


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