Manitoba has been kind to the riders since they arrived on Monday.
Brandon’s Star FM (94.7 FM) kindly covered the ride throughout their afternoon show as they approached Minnedosa (Tuesday May 28). Whilst their sister station, CKLQ (880 AM) did a news report both online and on air.
That same day, Sarah from the weekly Minnedosa Tribune spoke to the team. If anyone is in the Minnedosa area and can share the article, we’d love to see it!
Today (Thursday May 30), Bill continued his weekly check-ins with Edmonton campus station, CJSR. You can listen to that interview below, or catch up with the series of interviews.
The Riders roll into Alberta Bill Werthmann, Sue Sohnle, Terry Fannon and support driver, Al Carlson.
As the riders rolled into Alberta on Saturday (May 18), Chris Davis from The Pincher Creek Voice tracked them down, and had a brief chat to a couple of the riders.
“‘For the most part it’s about reaching people, and hearing the stories that they’ve got to tell. How mental health has affected them, and their families,’ Bill explained during a respite at Pincher Station.”
We’ve also now tracked down audio of the interview on All Points West hosted by Jo-Ann Roberts on CBC British Columbia, from the afternoon of Monday, May 6. Bill was joined by Chris Holt, Executive Co-Director of NEED2 in this interview on the CBC website.
(Note: In an earlier version of this post we had embedded audio players from the CBC. Due to an autoplay issue, we have decided to remove the embedded players, and now only have links to the two interviews.)
Under the magnitude of the goal to increase awareness of mental health issues and to talk about suicide prevention, the other components of the ride can be pushed out of mind.
The training is one such component, and last week Bill was invited on to Edmonton’s Bicycle Traffic Report on CJSR to talk about the preparation he is physically making to ensure the team can ride across the country.
Tune in to CKUA’s Wide Cut Country on Saturday (Oct 13th) with Allison Brock. Our friend, Rod McMillan, has sponsored an hour of programming and dedicated it to Hillary’s Ride. Bill & Alison had a good chat about the Ride this week. Check www.ckua.com for your local station or listen on the web.