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Life Cycle Bike Fundraiser

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The May Court Club of Ottawa is pleased to announce we are receiving registrations for our first fund-raising bike ride – Life Cycle on June 3, 2017.   Join other cyclists for a 50 km ride to raise money for the May Court’s many programs serving the community which includes housing and supporting the Hospice at May Court, scholarships masters students as nurse practitioners and in information technology, nutrition programs at Community Houses, the library at the Civic Hospital to name a few.

“Our Club has a long history of providing service and funding to various groups in need,” said Nancy Pyper, President of the May Court Club of Ottawa.  “We are always looking at exciting new ways to bring in much needed funds which we use to support our community. We are excited to be working on the first of what we hope will be an annual event.”

The Life Cycle route will start and end at the May Court Club on Cameron Street.  It will be a fun ride through the Experimental Farm, Carleton University, the Parkway and across to Gatineau with the half-way point will be the Aylmer Marina. Riders will receive technical support from Kunstadt Sports.  Departures from the Club will commence at 10:00 am in small groups. Once back at the Club, cyclists will enjoy a hot meal prepared by May Court volunteers and beer provided by Beau’s Brewery.

“I am pleased to be co-ordinating this ride with the May Court Club,” said Karine Langley. “The Club supports people from childhood to the end of life – a cycle of caring and service.”  Langley has been involved in cycling and rides in the city for several years.

Registration closes on May 15th and can be made by calling or visiting the May Court Club of Ottawa: 613-733-4681 114A Cameron Street or through our website:  www.maycourt.org using PayPal.  The cost is $144 which includes a cycling jersey. Riders are also encouraged to solicit sponsors to raise funds but this is not a requirement.

The May Court Club of Ottawa is the oldest women’s service organization in Canada.  Founded in 1898 by Lady Aberdeen, wife of the then Governor General.  It has evolved from an organization of young women encouraged to give back to their community to a group of women of various ages who do the same.

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