MEGABike Teams Will Pedal for Potential in 8 Communities, Starting in June

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New Team Cycling Event Aims to Raise Funds to Mentor Children and youth in Canada

Big Brothers Big Sisters network across Canada is launching MEGABike, a new fundraising challenge and community engagement activity.

MEGABike is a 29-person bicycle. This human-powered vehicle is the driving force behind social change in communities across Canada. This year, Big Brothers Big Sisters is inviting individuals and organizations to hop on the MEGABike. Participants may register with co-workers, clients, family and friends. Enjoy a fun team-building experience while you pedal for the potential of children and youth in our community!

Throughout the pandemic, many traditional events like Bowl for Kids Sake and other local events were paused for everyone’s physical health and safety. And the need for our mentoring services has never been greater. We are excited to get back out in our communities and welcome our friends and neighbours in person,” says Chris Pon, Vice President Fund Development, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada.

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MEGABike events will take place in the following communities:

DATEEVENT HOST
June 29Big Brothers Big Sisters of London and Area
September 14Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Newfoundland
September 14-15Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon
September 17Big Brothers Big Sisters of Medicine Hat and District
September 19Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saint John
September 20Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fredericton and Oromocto
September 21Big Sisters of Vancouver, Lower Mainland
September 22-23Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Montreal

To register and learn more about each unique riding experience, visit:
https://bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/event/megabike/

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“When we ignite potential in children early in life through mentoring, they are better able to face and navigate life’s adversities in the future,” says W. Matthew Chater, President and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. The evidence supports that mentoring through intentional relationships is an essential service, a critical intervention that helps youth. BBBS is the leading non-profit social organization dedicated to helping enrich young people’s lives through the power of one-to-one mentoring. “Our data shows that for every dollar invested, there is a 23-fold return to society,” adds Chater.

For more information and to book a media photo opportunity:

Marina Joseph
Marina.Joseph@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
1-800-263-9133, ext. 24

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada enables life-changing mentorship relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people. Comprised of 95+ member agencies serving more than 1,100 communities across Canada, each year we help over 41,000 young people access the transformative benefits of mentoring relationships with caring, trained volunteers. Our national organization provides services and programs to our membership agencies to assist them in their work with parents, caregivers, school communities, mentees and volunteers. The National Office is a registered Canadian charity and is accredited through the Imagine Canada Strong Charities Standards Program.