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Canuck Place Adventure Race Ready to Shine Again

August 6, 2015

VANCOUVER, BC – August 4, 2015 – Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is excited to host the Canuck Place Adventure Race along the shores and trails of Spanish Banks on Sunday, September 13. Last year, over 140 participants kayaked, cycled and ran the course and helped raise over $130,000 for BC’s children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them.

This year’s event will again feature adult, teen and kid’s divisions. Adults and teens will complete a 3km kayak, 20km trail ride and 6km run while children will complete an obstacle course, 2km bike and 1km run.

Participants compete individually or as a team and raise funds to support the operation of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice provincial program serving over 600 children and families.

Past participant and Vancouver Canucks Alumni, Thomas Gradin completed the course in 2014 in record time. “We have been very fortunate to have a healthy family and I know others have not been as lucky,” he said. “I learned a lot as a player for the Vancouver Canucks organization through helping others, especially children and their families. Going out and participating in the Adventure Race and having fun, getting fit and giving back to children and families in B.C. is a win-win.”

Sponsored by Nicola Wealth Management and supported by fitness partner, Club16 Trevor Linden Fitness Centers, the event will also feature a lively festival area with finish line viewing, kids activities and a racer BBQ sponsored by Save-On-Foods. The event will raise much needed funds to support the operations of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, the provinces recognized pediatric palliative care provider.

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is British Columbia’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider. Over 600 newborns, children and youth with life-threatening illnesses and their families receive care from CPCH through outreach programs and two provincial hospice locations; Vancouver and Abbotsford. Services include clinical respite and family support, pain and symptom management, 24-hour phone consultation support and in-house clinical care, art and education, recreation therapy, grief and loss counselling and end-of-life care. Through the investment of the community, our talented team, and over 325 energetic volunteers we make a lasting difference in the lives of children and the families who love them.

 

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