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Giving back to community makes for great Thanksgiving

Kelowna, BC -   Just in time for Thanksgiving the oldest bike shop in Kelowna, Kelowna Cycle, is making the holiday one to remember for a number of people in need.

Staff at Kelowna Cycle have taken older, gently used bikes and refurbished them. Owner Pat Rosen knows the importance of giving back to the community, so he contacted Kelowna's Gospel Mission. As it says on the Kelowna Cycle website:  The simple act of riding a bike opens endless possibilities; it binds us together in an unending bliss.  And that's exactly what has happened for clients of the Gospel Mission.

WHAT:                 Gift of bikes to clients of Kelowna's Gospel Mission

WHEN:                 Tuesday Oct 1st, 10:30am

WHERE:                The 'Hub',  1461 Sutherland Ave ( beside Valoroso Foods )

VISUAL:                Kelowna Cycle Owner Pat Rosen will be giving bikes to clients and Case Workers of the Gospel Mission

INTERVIEWS:     Pat Rosen, clients and case workers will be available.

Gospel Mission Case Worker Manager Tony Jensen is delighted with the gift. " With this transportation our clients are able to look for housing, work, and obtain assistance from other resources. A bike expands the world for our clients and increases their opportunity for growth.

Kelowna Cycle Pat Rosen says giving back is key. " I grew up in Kelowna and have made it home for my family. This community is important to me and to be able to give back is very fulfilling. I believe that for a business to be successful it must be engaged  with the community. This act is not only good for my soul but also for the soul of this business. Without contribution we only take, and this is not how Kelowna Cycle operates.

For more information please contact Ami Catriona, Marketing and Communications Director, Kelowna's Gospel Mission 250-763-3737

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