Mayor Fortin to Launch Fundraising Effort – Cyclists Embark On Journey Across Canada


Trish Fougner – Foggygirl Consulting

April 24, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – Two cyclists embark on a journey of a lifetime across Canada in an effort to raise funds and food for Canada’s Food Banks.

Lakehead University students Megan Clark and former Victoria resident Adrian Arts begin their fundraising efforts at Broad Street Cycles on Thursday April 25th starting at 6:00 a.m. in an effort to fill the back of the Mustard Seed Food truck.

Mayor Dean Fortin will officially send the pair off at 2:30 p.m. in front of Broad Street Cycles along with friends and family.

Join the two cyclists and other cyclists from the capital region, Friday April 26th when their cycling begins in front of Mile 0 at 9:30 a.m. They will stop at Clover Point to dip their bikes into the water and then begin their 10,000-kilometer journey across Canada, finishing in Newfoundland 135 days later on September 8th.

Who: 2 riders cycling across Canada to raise food and funds for Canada’s Food Banks

When/Where: Thursday April 25th 6:00 a.m. – fundraising for the Mustard Seed begins until 6:00 p.m. Broad Street Cycles (1419 Broad Street)

Thursday 2:30 p.m. – Mayor Fortin to meet riders at Broad Street Cycles – photo opportunity and interviews

Friday April 26th 9:30 a.m. – Cyclists begin their Trek at Mile 0 – photo opportunity


“I applaud these citizens for their selfless commitment to promoting the importance of food security across Canada. As the launching point for their trip, I wish them a safe journey and plenty of sunshine from everyone in Victoria.” Mayor of Victoria Dean Fortin.

“I have been an avid cyclist and outdoors person since I was a kid with the trans-Canada ride being a lifelong dream of mine. I have a strong passion for local food and water security and am always looking for ideas to help feed the hungry. So, here I am, cycling for an amazing cause. Ahead of us a 10,000-kilometer journey across Canada, all in the hopes that a few more Canadians will have food this summer.” Adrian Arts, cyclist.

“I look forward to cycling into the unknown, knowing that whatever’s out there, it includes people who are as passionate about feeding our nation as I am. I’m excited to watch the landscape of our country change from west to east, all the while making a change for the better for food security.” Megan Arts, cyclist