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Returns For Leukemia – 2010

Returns For Leukemia is a fundraiser held by United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 12R24 in partnership with The Beer Store to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC).

On the weekend of May 29 and 30, customers will be invited to donate all or a portion of their empty bottles or cash. 100% of the funds they contribute will go directly to the LLSC.

In 2009, we were proud to raise $830,007.68 to support the LLSC in its fight against leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma!
We need volunteers at our retail locations across Ontario to assist in greeting customers and collecting their empties. If you would like to help please contact Nick or Steve at 7001LDCT@gmail.com.

If you’ve got some empties laying around the house this weekend, you couldn’t think of a better time to drop them off, while helping out a great cause.

They will be set up at the Dougall Road location in South Windsor on Saturday the 29th, and at the Walker & Richmond location in Walkerville on Sunday the 30th.

See the website for more information about the program at http://www.bottledrive.ca/

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Also of note, don’t miss out in a once in a lifetime opportunity to bike across the Ambassador Bridge… Twice! Read though, registration is mandatory, due to the border crossing, and the deadline is May 31st.

AMBASSADOR BRIDGE ALLOWS CYCLISTS TO CROSS FOR JUST ONE DAY
Border Cyclists to Meet for “Bike the Bridge” & Area Tour

(Windsor, ON) On June 13, 2010 the Ambassador Bridge will allow a rare occurrence: during a brief window of time, a small group of people will be allowed to cross the bridge on their bicycles for “Bike the Bridge” 2010.

This is the second year for the tour that was started as a way to bring attention to how difficult it is to get across the river between Detroit and Windsor when riding a bicycle. Currently cyclists can only take their bicycles across the border if they are driving it there themselves or taking a taxi (bicycles are not allowed on the Tunnel Bus either).

Few Canadian riders participated in the past due to the logistics of getting their bikes across to participate but this year, riders from Windsor will be allowed to cross the bridge on their bikes to meet up with the Detroit riders before cycling back over the Ambassador Bridge as a group. After the crossing, the group will stop at a Windsor park for a breakfast catered by Tres Be-An Cafe. From there riders get to choose from two adventures: either a long distance ride lead by Todd Scott (director of Detroit Trails), or a tour of Hiram Walker with a presentation by Marty Gervais followed by a sojourn to the riverfront for Carrousel of the Nations.

Sue Moretto, the Michigan-based organizer of the event, is excited to bring everyone together and return to Windsor with her riders, “We had so much fun on the ride last year; the breakfast was delicious and it was a great day.”

Moretto has spent several months working with representatives of the Windsor Bicycling Committee (WBC) to finalize plans on the Windsor side of the border.

“We are delighted that we’ll be part of this effort. Events such as these are commendable as they help promote our important connection of our regions as well as cycling as a healthy transportation alternative,” says Alan Halberstadt, the Windsor city council representative on the WBC.

For $35, Canadian riders get their bridge crossing, breakfast, a commemorative t-shirt and their choice of two cycling tours. Riders must be 16 years and older (18 and older for Hiram Walker tour) and must wear a helmet. Riders must pre-register by May 31, 2010 at http://bikethebridge2010.eventbrite.com/

About the Event
On June 13, 2010, the annual “Bike the Bridge” event will allow cycling enthusiasts to cross the Ambassador Bridge, something that is not allowed except for this event. Participants must pre-register by May 31; the registration fee includes bridge crossing, breakfast, a commemorative t-shirt and their choice of two cycling tours. www.bikethebridge.ca

About the WBC
The Windsor Bicycling Committee strives to enhance the safety and viability of bicycling in the City of Windsor, acting as an advocate for the growth of bicycling as a form of recreation and transportation, and advising Council and City departments on matters relating to bicycling in Windsor. www.cyclewindsor.ca

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