Bill’s Motivation

Ever since I drove across this great country 32 years ago, I’ve dreamed of slowing it down and seeing Canada by bicycle.

First, I wanted to do it by the time I hit 40, then 50, and now, well I will be 56 when I depart with friends Terry Fannon and Sue Sohnie on May 8, 2013. This will be the 10th anniversary of our daughter Hillary’s death. Hillary’s Ride will take us on the adventure of a lifetime and will be the ultimate celebration of her life.

We will go from Victoria to Saint John’s over a period somewhere around 2 1/2 months.As we go, we will be holding concerts featuring some of the riders and many of Canada’s finest performers from the Folk music world which has been so supportive and kind to me and my family over the past years. These concerts will serve as fund raisers for local charities that we are aligning with from coast to coast.

How you can help?!

The ride, as daunting as it seems, is only one part of the enormous challenge ahead of us. We will need a lot of support. For our society (Hillary’s Ride for Mental Health) we have assembled a dedicated board of directors with varied skills suitable to help find sponsors, cash, venues, accommodations and so much more but there is always so much more to do. Please consider what you might be able to add and contact us. No offer is too small or too large.

Also, consider joining us at one of our fundraising events.

Thanks for dropping in,

Bill Werthmann

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