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Hitting the highway for charity

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See another part of Manitoba, put some miles on your motorcycle and raise money for a good cause by participating in the 12th annual Ride for Eternity on July 27.

The fundraising event is organized by Teen Challenge of Central Canada, a non-profit organization offering addiction recovery and drug awareness programs, as well as operating men’s residences in Winnipeg, Denare Beach and Thunder Bay.

Participants will follow a 500-kilometre route, starting at the organization’s shop on 260 Jean Marc Ave., with four stops along the way before the riders return to the shop for a barbecue dinner. The ride begins at 9:30 a.m. and dinner starts at 5 p.m.

Stops are situated in Headingley, Selkirk, Grand Marais and Pinawa.

Teen Challenge’s Janalyn Martin said about 78 riders participated in last year’s ride, and this year, they are hoping for 100. Approximately $12,000 was raised in 2012 through a combination of registration fees and riders’ pledges.

Registration is $35 for a driver and $25 for a passenger. Participants will complete ballots at each stop for a chance to win prizes, with extra prizes awarded to those who bring in pledges.
For more information and to register, contact Martin at 204-949-9484 ext. 2010 or see www.teenchallenge.mb.ca

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