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Ride for Rehab

This summer Vanessa and I plan to ride across Canada in benefit of the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada. Through this ride we intend to promote awareness and funding for cardiac rehabilitation centres by encouraging active lifestyles that help prevent risk factors for cardiovascular disease. We begin our journey on May 29th departing from Vancouver and will finish on August 28th in St John's after cycling 8000km.

There are two things Vanessa and I hope to accomplish on this ride. One is to give back to an organization that has done so much for me in my life. The other is to show that issues with cardiac health don't have to mean the end of active lifestyle and following your ambitions.

Vanessa and I invite you to join us through sponsorship or donations.

Our Goals:

  • To CYCLE 8000 km from Vancouver to St John's
  • To CONNECT cardiac rehab centres across the country
  • To RAISE over $16,000 for the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada and participating cardiac rehab centres nation wide
  • To PROMOTE awareness for cardiac rehabilitation programs and cardiac health
  • To SUPPORT EDUCATION by funding additional graduate scholarship(s) for cardiac rehab for presentation at the CACR conference 2011.


  • Rogers Communications (iPhone & data plan for blog - Toronto, ON )
  • ThyssenKrupp Elevators
  • Tridel Corporation - ($3.00 per km - Toronto, ON )
  • The Brand Factory (website management - Toronto, ON)
  • Prestige Hotel Vernon (BC)
  • Olympia Cycle & Ski (Vernon, BC)
  • Wakamow Heights Bed and Breakfast (Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan)
  • Boh's Cycle ( Moose Jaw)
  • The Place Louis Riel Hotel (Winnipeg,MB)
  • The Owen Sound Transportation Company
  • Wayfare Inn, Marathon, Ontario
  • Southlake Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation
  • Toronto Western Hospital (UHN)
  • Toronto Rehab Institute
  • DELSUITES - A member of the TRIDEL group - executive class accommodations - James Cooper Mansion (Toronto, ON)
  • Le Centre Sheraton Montreal, QC
  • West Island Cardiac Wellness Program (Montreal, QC)
  • Lakeview Inn & Suites ( Bathurst, NB )
  • Rodd Miramichi Hotel ( Miramichi, NB)
  • Marine Atlantic ( ferrry passage to Nfld)
  • Delta St John's Hotels ( St. John's , Newfoundland)


  • Vernon Jubilee Hospital - Health Improvement Network ( British Columbia) Sandra Humphreys
  • Moose Jaw Union Hospital - Five Hills Health Region - Cardiac Rehab program (Saskatchewan) Dawn Bohlken
  • Reh-fit Centre - Winnipeg ( Manitoba) Jocelyn Mitchell & Janet Cranston
  • Dryden Regional Health Centre ( Ontario) Lucy Venne-Feccho
  • Nipigon District Memorial Hospital (ON) Stephen Mangoff
  • Wilson Memorial General Hospital (Marathon, ON) Jillian Cordeiro
  • Southlake Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation - Southlake Regional Health Care ( Newmarket) Terry Fair
  • The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre's Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Prevention Program at Toronto Western Hospital. Dr. Sherry Grace, Dr.Caroline Chessex
  • The Toronto Rehab Institute - Cardiac Rehabilitation & Secondary Prevention Program. Dr. Paul Oh, Natalie Cournoyea
  • West Island Cardiac Wellness Program ( Pointe-Claire, Quebec) Agnes Cartier
  • Chaleur Regional Hospital Cardiac Rehab ( Bathurst ,New Bruswick) Nancy Ellis
  • Cardiac Wellness Program , Horizon Heatlh Network (Miramichi, N.B.) Chantal Richard
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation at the YMCA , Horizon Health Network, The Moncton Hospital ( N.B.) Tracy Selway
  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Health in Motion Program - Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre - Capital Health (Halifax, Nova Scotia) Sue Brander-Murtha
  • Cape Breton Heart Lung Wellness Centre (Sydney , N.S.) Carol Ferguson
  • Cardiac Rehab Program St. Clare's Mercy Hospital ( St. John's, Newfoundland) Wendy Decker


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