LOCAL TEACHER CYCLES 220KM TO SUPPORT RWANDAN SCHOOLS

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Aug 14,2014(ISN) – Langley, BC: With 5 weeks to go until the 5th Annual Lake2Lake Ride for Rwanda (www.lake2lake.org), one
local woman is preparing to cycle 220km in support of The Wellspring Foundation’s life-changing work in
Rwandan schools.

Surrey teacher Lisa Edwardson has been a passionate supporter of Wellspring since the
organisation first began in 2004. Since then, Lisa has visited Rwanda twice, and cycled a total of eight times –
six times from Seattle to Portland, and twice in the Okanagan – to raise funds for the development of quality
education in Rwanda. When the first Lake2Lake Ride for Rwanda took place in 2010, right here in BC’s
beautiful Okanagan/Shuswap area, Lisa was excited to participate, and last year, when an injury prevented
Lisa from riding, she returned as a volunteer to support and encourage other participants.

The reason for her commitment, Lisa shares, is simple:

“I truly believe in what Wellspring is doing. I care about education, and giving children in Rwanda the
opportunity to learn. As a teacher myself, I see the revolutionary impact that Wellspring is having on
education in Rwanda, and I’m excited to have a part in this.”
Encouraging others to join her on this year’s ride, Lisa says:
“Lake2Lake is an amazing weekend of biking and camaraderie, hosted by a fantastic organization. Every
rider is well taken care of throughout the weekend, and it’s a great getaway before fall sets in. The Okanagan
is a beautiful area to ride in, and a lovely drive from the Lower Mainland. Come join us for the ride, and help
make a dif erence in the lives of others!”

The Lake2Lake is a two-day fully supported ride from Vernon to Eagle Bay, in BC’s Okanagan/Shuswap, and
takes place on September 20–21. Riders are welcome to participate as individuals or as part of a team of four,
and those who fundraise may be eligible for a free jersey or ride registration. In addition, volunteers and
riders who fundraise a minimum of $1200 will be entered into a draw for a trip for two to Rwanda. The 2014
Lake2Lake Media Kit, along with various media resources, is available at www.lake2lake.org/mediakit.
About The Wellspring Foundation: www.thewellspringfoundation.org

Based in Kigali, Rwanda, with a support of ice in BC, The Wellspring Foundation is a non-profit organization
committed to empowering Rwanda’s next generation through quality education. Wellspring staf work
alongside school leaders, teachers and parents in 48 Rwandan public schools, equipping them to create a
vibrant learning environment in which over 70,000 children can thrive and fulfil their potentia

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