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Tamarack Centre and local partners support Gran Fondo

(From left) Glenn Dobie from Sunrise Rotary Club, Mike Adams and Trent Taylor from Taylor Adams Chartered Accountants, Lori Stevenson – contest winner, Haley Walker from Gerick Sports and Lisa Morello  marketing manager for Tamarack Centre. - Photo submitted
(From left) Glenn Dobie from Sunrise Rotary Club, Mike Adams and Trent Taylor from Taylor Adams Chartered Accountants, Lori Stevenson – contest winner, Haley Walker from Gerick Sports and Lisa Morello marketing manager for Tamarack Centre.
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Tamarack Centre has partnered with Sunrise Rotary and Gerick Sports in a contest to give away a Norco Wolverine Mountain Bike in efforts to raise awareness of the Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo event being held September 7th, 2014. The contest to win the bike was held at Tamarack Centre, and ran from June 12th until July 1st 2014. Hundreds of names were entered into the barrel, but Lori Stevenson of Cranbrook was the lucky recipient.

The Second Annual Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo, presented by Taylor Adams Chartered Accountants has been organized by the Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary Club. The purpose of the ride is to serve as an opportunity for cyclists to participate in a world class Fondo, bring tourists to our region, and raise funds for local charitable endeavours. The intention is to have the Cranbrook - Kimberley Rails to Trails Society as a recipient of a portion of the event proceeds. Other funds raised through the event will be used to support community projects in our area. We are committed to using local suppliers and businesses to benefit our community.

A Gran Fondo is an organized, mass participation cycling event. Many cyclists use Gran Fondos to challenge themselves to ride a long distance with fellow cyclists while being supported organizationally. The routes are well sign-posted and marshalled and riders are able to use aid stations positioned at intervals along the route to replenish their nutritional needs and drink supplies. Riders are provided with mechanical and medical support if needed. Some participants ride the event like a race, while others simply ride for a personal challenge and the camaraderie with friends and family.

For more information on the Gran Fondo and the bike giveaway contact Glenn Dobie from Sunrise Rotary at mcdobie@cyberlink.ca phone 250-417-3230 or Lisa Morello, marketing manager for Tamarack Centre lmorello@bentallkennedy.com or phone 250-426-2231.

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