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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Cyclist Visits Owen Sound

Regional | by Dan McLean  

Ilan Levy is cycling across Canada to raise money for children's education in Nicaragua.

One man -- who's day job is coaching business leaders to turn ideas into action -- is doing just that.

58 year old Ilan Levy is practicing what he teaches by cycling across Canada -- and he will be in Owen Sound on Thursday.

Levy is riding a bicycle from B-C to St. John's, Newfoundland to raise 100 thousand dollars to provide eight thousand educational packages and to construct eight classrooms in Nicaragua.

He is raising funds for a charity called "SchoolBOX" and to raise awareness about the need for funds in to sponsor education in Central America.

Levy tells Bayshore Broadcasting News the packages contain pencils, notebooks, an eraser, a pencil sharpener and a ruler.

Levy says he will just travel around Owen Sound tomorrow and talk to people about his "SchoolBox" campaign.

The trip will cover a distance of over 82 hundred kilometres.

Levy is covering roughly 125 kilometres per day for 66 days.

Levy started his ride on June 7th in B-C and he hopes to reach Newfoundland on August 26th.

SchoolBOX is a registered Canadian Charity that uses simple, cost effective initiatives to allow children to go to school and builds classrooms.


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