Local Big Bike breaks fundraising record

100 Mile team raises $8,000 for Heart & Stroke

The longtime organizer of the Heart &Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike fundraiser in 100 Mile House (which took place on June 9) says it has beat all local records by raising more than $8,000.

April Roberts has participated in the Big Bike since its first ride here 12 years ago, with her team named TIB Jones &Friends, created in memory and honour of her father.

Even years when there have been several Big Bike teams, this year, her one team managed to surpass them all with the money it raised, she adds.

“I am pretty proud of that.”

Roberts says there is also bit more money yet to be added in that she and her team collected in a jar, so it will end up even higher than $8,000.

Her father, Thomas Ian Black Jones (nicknamed “TIB”) died of a massive stroke in 1992, so she wanted to both help the foundation raise awareness and funds, as well as honour her much-loved paternal mentor, she explains.

“He was 62 – way too young.”

Roberts hopes next year many more folks in the community will jump on board the Big Bike to join the campaign by forming a team to fundraise for pledges, so that 100 Mile House will beat this year’s record.

More information is online at https://www.heartandstroke.ca/get-involved/events.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Highway 99 closed due to Rockslide near Lillooet

Crews are currently working to clear the road

Interior Health reports three additional COVID-19 cases in region

The number of cases in the region since the beginning of the pandemic are now at 492

VIDEO: Cow, calf moose hunt must be stopped: Dan and Vivian Simmons

‘Recovery of mountain caribou a top priorty’: ministry of forests spokesperson

Cariboo firefighters deployed to Oregon

Twenty-three firefighters from the Cariboo Fire Centre are on their way to U.S.

QUIZ: A celebration of apples

September is the start of the apple harvest

Preparations underway for pandemic election in Saskatchewan and maybe B.C.

Administrators in B.C. and around the country are also looking to expand voting by mail during the pandemic

Nearly 20 per cent of COVID-19 infections among health-care workers by late July

WHO acknowledged the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington

Emaciated grizzly found dead on central B.C. coast as low salmon count sparks concern

Grizzly was found on Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw territory in Smith Inlet, 60K north of Port Hardy

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

B.C. teachers file Labour Relations Board application over COVID-19 classroom concerns

The application comes as B.C.’s second week of the new school year comes to a close

Most Read