YANA wins thanks to the Simon’s Cycles YANA Ride

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A huge thank-you to the 600 cyclists, 175 volunteers, and to all donors and sponsors who contributed to the 2018 Simon’s Cycles YANA Ride. Together we raised $70,000 which will go to Comox Valley families with children who need medical care away from home. Click here for a full look at all contributors. Photo credits: Gordon Ross Photography

Huge gratitude to our partners at Simon’s Cycles and to each cyclist, volunteer and sponsor who contributed to the Simon’s Cycles YANA Ride. Together we raised $70,000 for YANA families!

Sincere thanks to Simon Brampton and Patti Fletcher, recently retired owners of Simon’s Cycles. These community-minded bike-lovers came to YANA six years ago interested in co-hosting a cycling event that would bring hundreds of riders together each summer for the love of cycling and the love of community. Over a quarter of a million dollars has been raised since the first Simon’s Cycles YANA Ride and we are incredibly grateful!

Dr.Andreas Conradi is committed to caring! Did you know he has been top sponsor for the Simon’s Cycles YANA Ride since 2013? We are very grateful for the generous way in which he shows his love of cycling and his dedication to his community. Thank you!

Thank you to the Air Canada Foundation for gifting us two tickets anywhere Air Canada flies. We’re thrilled to be able to offer cyclists who fundraise $100 or more an opportunity to win such a fabulous prize. Special thanks to Air Canada pilot, Steve Dion, who coordinates this gift and congratulations to winner, Peter Donkers!

Thank-you to a group of dedicated, hardworking people who have shared hours and hours of time with YANA: the Simon’s Cycles YANA Ride Committee. Sending love, gratitude and relaxing vibes to Ron Arksey, Kate Berg, Marcie Dumais, Patti Fletcher, Jill Grant, Michael Johnson, Alexandra Khan, Deanne McRae, Kelly Rusk, Ashley Smith, Vanessa Vipond and Maureen Wagner.

YANA salutes each and every one of the Chiefs from HMCS Quadra and the Ships Company during their YANA days. We are thrilled that you continue to think of us with your fundraising efforts. YANA Board Director, Hugh Mackinnon, attended the graduation along with Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Darrell MacKay – HMCS Quadra Chief Lieutenant Colonel Allan Dengis – Commanding Officer and Cadet Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Elliot Dunbar-Coxswain.

Komox Men’s Baseball League recently held a beer garden with proceeds going to YANA! Once a year they hold a beer garden for charity and we are so thankful they selected us.  So many of you came out to the Highland School field in Comox to watch the games and enjoy a cold one for YANA.  Cheers to all of you!

Colorful paint splattered high-fives go to 8-year-old Olivia for donating 100% of her Market Day face painting earnings to YANA. Thank you Olivia! And thank you also to your mom Jody of Home & Garden Gate for giving you a prime location and matching your face painting earnings for YANA!

Gratitude to Superstore! Every time customers used the Save-It-Forward coupons at Superstore between May 21st and July 11th you had an impact on our YANA families! Superstore matched your coupon value with a donation! Yippee for easy-peasy giving while you grocery shop.