Regatta rendezvous

Cyclists pedal from Avola, Barriere and Wells Gray Park to Clearwater Canoe Regatta to raise money for hospice house

Three riders cycle from Avola to Dutch Lake in Clearwater as part of the annual Hospice Cup Challenge.

Three riders cycle from Avola to Dutch Lake in Clearwater as part of the annual Hospice Cup Challenge.

Three riders cycle from Avola to Dutch Lake in Clearwater as part of the annual Hospice Cup Challenge. There they rendezvoused with other cyclists who had pedalled from Barriere and Wells Gray Park. Pictured are (l-r) Matt Nicol of Blue River, and Crystal Wadlegger and Jean Nelson of Clearwater. Although the final figures were not in, organizers say the new format to the bike challenge raised considerably more than last year to help construct a hospice house for the North Thompson Valley.

Below: Participants in the annual Hospice Cup Challenge relax after rendezvousing at the Clearwater Canoe Regatta on Saturday. In the photo are the cyclists and their assistants who traveled from Barriere and Wells Gray Park. Picture are (l-r) Pete Verhoeven and Linda Verhoeven of Little Fort, Richard Willan, Jennifer Hewlett, Jon Kreke and Drake Smith of Clearwater, Alex McDonald of Barriere, Stefan Albrecher and Emily Hoag of Vancouver, Dave Simms of Blackpool, Bas Delaney of Clearwater, Dennis Farquharson of Barriere, and Garth Campbell of Little Fort.

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