You Can Ride 2: Thank Yous


In March, members of the Rotary Club of Spruce Grove volunteered with You Can Ride 2 at one of our bike fitting days, experiencing the excitement and wonder that biking brings to families of children with special needs. They were in awe at the volunteerism that was completed to keep the program running. Barry Twynam, Community Services Director of the Rotary Club of Spruce Grove, identified that YCR2 could benefit from more exposure and funding. The Club chose YCR2 to be the beneficiary of the live auction portion of their annual Lobsterfest fundraiser. The live auction was a new event, so we were unsure how much would be raised. Barry and his daughter Devan Twynam put together a compelling video for the evening of the fundraiser.

On the night of the fundraiser, Janine Halayko, Melanie Harris, Trent Magis, the core volunteers that have driven YCR2 from the beginning and have been key to its success, took the stage and answered questions before the floor opened for bidding. In about 7 minutes, $90,000 was raised!

Thanks so much to the Rotary Club of Spruce Grove and the amazing generosity of the community members who were at the fundraiser that night. Spruce Grove is not a big city but they obviously can do very big things!

Thank you also to Inclusion Alberta (formerly Alberta Association for Community Living) for helping to make this fundraiser for YCR2 possible.

Additional Supporters

We would also like to recognize and thank these additional sponsors of YCR2:

Over 40 pediatric physiotherapists, occupational therapists and adapted phys ed consultants have also volunteered with the program this year.

Other generous financial donors also include:

Product donations/transportation

Storage/venue assistance

Service donations