Shilo Lennox will be one of the participants during the Bigby Bike-A-Thon on Sept. 16. Photo: Submitted

Shilo Lennox will be one of the participants during the Bigby Bike-A-Thon on Sept. 16. Photo: Submitted

Bigby Place fundraiser powered by 10-hour relay

Participants are raising money for a trip to Operation Trackshoes

Submitted by Kootenay Society for Community Living

Kootenay Society for Community Living’s Bigby Place participants and staff will be relay-riding our stationary bike for 10 hours straight on Sept. 16 to accumulate enough kilometres to get us to Victoria.

A team of KSCL-Bigby athletes make the annual journey to Operation Trackshoes, a sports festival for British Columbians with developmental disabilities, held on one weekend in June at the University of Victoria campus. It has been cancelled for the past two years due to COVID-19, but organizers are optimistic for June 2022.

We want to invite community members to participate with us virtually and to follow our story on Facebook/Instagram. Community organizations have stepped up to generously donate items for prizes and to promote our event on their own social media posts.

Anyone who links their own biking/hiking picture to our event on Facebook will be entered into the draw as well. Any funds we raise will be going towards the Operation Trackshoes trip expenses and possibly other sports equipment.

To donate, visit https://www.ksclcastlegar.net/donate/ or make out cheques to Bigby Place at 509 Front St., Nelson, B.C., V1L 4B4.