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Friday, July 6, 2012

Cycling for Easter Seals

Regional | by Kevin Bernard  

Former Counsellors are cycling across Canada to raise funds for Easter Seals accessibility.

 

Three former Easter Seals Camp counsellors are biking 8 thousand kilometres across Canada to raise money for children with physical disabilities.

Brothers Ira and Joey Carson along with friend Max Tabord-Meehen are heading down the Bruce Peninsula from Tobermory to stay in Owen Sound on Friday evening.

They started in Victoria, B.C. on May 15th -- and they hope to finish up the fundraising ride in Newfoundland on August 15th.

The three Toronto men were Easter Seals camp counsellors and sailing instructors.

Ira Carson says they share a passion for the open water and the dream to provide opportunities for kids with physical disabilities to sail.

The teamís goal is to raise one dollar for each kilometre travelled for the purchase of a new, fully accessible sail craft for Easter Seals Camp Merrywood, located near Perth, Ontario.

The three are staying at the KOA campground just outside Owen Sound on Friday night.

On Saturday, they leave for Orangeville and Toronto where they plan to take a few days off.

Anyone wanting to donate to the cause can go to www.8000km.ca

They have covered about 42 hundred kilometres and raised about  52 hundred dollars.

Easter Seals Ontario is now in its 90th year of helping children and youth with physical disabilities. 

 

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