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April 21/08 8:10 am - Bicycles For Humanity Collection in Vancouver

Posted by Editoress on 04/21/08

Bicycles For Humanity Partners with School District 45 to Collect Bicycles for the Walvis Bay Multi-Purpose Centre in Namibia

Bicycles for Humanity, a grassroots charitable organization, has partnered with West Vancouver schools to collect bikes for the Walvis Bay Multi-Purpose Centre in Namibia.

The Walvis Bay Multi-Purpose Centre will be the recipient of over 300 used bicycles donated by the public as well as brand new bicycles and parts from Vancouver-based bicycle companies Norco Performance Bikes and Rocky Mountain Bikes. The Walvis Bay Multi-Purpose Centre is run by women who are HIV positive. Volunteers of this organization use the bikes for transportation while caring for orphans, HIV/AIDS patients and people with disabilities.

In addition to giving to the global community, this collection provides a service learning opportunity for students of the West Vancouver School District. Students learn about HIV/AIDS, global inequality, and global citizenship through assisting with the collection of the bikes while taking their first step to becoming a global citizen.
The collection takes place at Ridgeview Elementary School at 1250 Mathers Avenue in West Vancouver on Friday May 2nd from 4-7PM; and Saturday May 3rd from 9-4PM. Bikes can also be dropped off in North Vancouver at Steed Cycles located at 969 Marine Drive from April 22nd to May 1st during the hours of 11-5PM. Donations of used bicycles of all sizes are welcomed.

For more information on the collection or the organizations involved please contact Scott Slater at or via telephone at 604 984 1863.


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