The Old Guys in Action Cross-Canada Bamboo Bicycle Expedition (BBE) is a fundraiser for Embrace International Foundation, a Canmore-based NGO that works with children living with disabilities in developing countries. Proceeds from the event will help to purchase bamboo wheelchairs and mobility devices for kids in rural Uganda.
You can support our efforts through the BBE by donating at https://www.embracecanada.ca/donate. (Under "Fund?" select "Old Guys in Action Bamboo Bicycle Expedition".) Thanks!
From the rolling prairies to the rugged Canadian shield...this is a BIG country. Phase 2 of the BBE (2000 KM from Calgary to Thunder Bay) is now complete. Phase 3 (2500 KM from Thunder Bay to Halifax) will start mid-June.
It got discouraging at times. Heading uphill into a strong headwinds, being buffeted by massive tandem tractor-trailer trucks...barely moving with a hundred kilometers left before the next 2-star motel.
But my struggles were small and brief compared to what kids living with disabilities in Uganda face every day. Often their disabilities confine them to their small wooden homes; and prevent them from playing, even going to school. Through the great work of Embrace Canada and the Kyaninga Child Development Centre, many of these kids will be given wheelchairs and prepared to enter school. Their schools and teachers will be readied to accept them. Lives will be transformed and new futures made possible with the help of your generous support. Thank you!