Independent Living

Independent Living Vernon raised more than $6,000 at the 14th annual Cycling for Independence

Thank you to all of those that took part in the 14th annual Cycling for Independence.

Independent Living Vernon raised more than $6,000. All money raised goes to support our Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU). YOU is a peer support group for individuals with a variety of disabilities in their quest to improve their independent living skills.

We want to firstly thank all of our sponsors and all the local businesses that donated prizes.

We had 75 cyclists participate in our 50km, 20km and 12km routes.

Thank you to all of those who gave so much effort collecting pledges including the following winners: Grant Garner, winner of the cycle supplied by Sun Country Cycle, and Gail Pifer, winner of a $250 gift card supplied by Skyride Cycle.

Our biggest success is attributed to the Byron Chatham team. Byron was our most dedicated rider who lost his life in a cycling accident two years ago. His family has successfully continued his legacy of collecting pledges.

Thank you to Roy, Linda and Laura Chatham.

Our newly incorporated family 12-kilometre ride will be dedicated next year to Byron for all of his support and his family’s continued dedication to this event. IL appreciates your continued support.

Finally, thank you to all of our dedicated volunteers. Without you, we could not make this event possible.

Lisa Kongsdorf,

special events co-ordinator

Independent Living Vernon