August 8/12 18:48 pm - Giro Champion's First Canadian Appearance
Posted by Editoress on 08/8/12
Parade And Centennial Square Celebrations To Welcome Ryder Hesjedal Home To Victoria
The Ryders Cycling Society of Canada and City of Victoria welcome home Giro d’Italia champion, Ryder Hesjedal, to Victoria with a parade and celebrations in Centennial Square on Friday, August 10th, 2012.
Local dignitaries and cycling enthusiasts will celebrate Hesjedal’s achievement at his first public appearance on Canadian soil since winning the Giro in May.
Schedule of Events
Friday, August 10, 2012
• Homecoming Parade
3:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Parade from Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour along Government Street to Centennial Square
• Centennial Square Celebrations
3:50 – 4:00 p.m. Red carpet arrival at Centennial Square
4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Introduction of dignitaries and a special announcement
4:15 – 4:45 p.m. On stage conversation with Ryder, his family and special guests
4:45 – 5:00 p.m. Questions and Answer from audience
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Ryder available for autographs and photos
The cycling celebration will benefit Ryders Cycling Society of Canada, who will have commemorative shirts and memorabilia for sale and autographed by Ryder. Event festivities will feature on stage conversations with Ryder, his coach and family, cycling info booths and bike demos, autograph table, kid’s activities, food vendors, DJs and a beer garden.