The Co-op Crusaders, one of the teams participating in Vanderhoof. Photo submitted

Bike for Heart and Stroke

Teams pedal around town. Feeling good. Doing good

Heart &Stroke Big Bike rolled into Vanderhoof and Fraser Lake with Community teams riding a bicycle built for 30 to raise awareness and funds.

Five teams took a seat to save a life this month as part of a fundraiser for Heart &Stroke. The Big Bike, Presented by Dairy Farmers of Canada, rolled into the community and managed to over $5,000!

Vanderhoof teams were Royal LePage, RBC Vanderhoof, CNC Nechako, Co-op Crusaders and Ministry of Forests.

In Fraser Lake local residents including Mayor Dwayne Lindstrom, Fire Chief Joe Pacheco and RCMP members joined forces on the team called ‘Spirit of Fraser Lake’.

One big team for one Big Bike

The 30 seat bike is an exciting fundraiser that is ideal for organizations, corporations and community groups. The fun-filled and active event gives teams of energetic community riders an opportunity to pedal through 200 communities in nine provinces across the country – raising awareness along the way. Together, with the Big Bike team riders and generous event sponsors, Heart &Stroke helps fund a vibrant research community to enable medical breakthroughs and better health for Canadians. Visit to learn more.

Heart &Stroke Foundation

Heart &Stroke leads the fight against heart disease and stroke. They are determined to generate the next medical breakthroughs, so Canadians don’t miss out on precious moments of life.

“Over the last 60 years, we have invested more than $1.45 billion in heart and stroke research, making us the largest contributor in Canada after the federal government. In that time, the death rate from heart disease and stroke has declined by more than 75 per cent,” said Jessica Samuels, Manager, Northern BC and Yukon, Heart &Stroke, Prince George office.

“The Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledges the outstanding contribution and support of our corporate sponsors: Dairy Farmers of Canada and Desjardins Insurance.”

For more information contact 778 313 8085 or email jessica.samuels@heartand


‘Spirit of Fraser Lake’. One big team for one big bike. Photo submitted

Vanderhoof team from the Ministry of Forests. Photo Fiona Maureen