Cycling for Seafarers 2017

The annual fundraiser for the Mission to Seafarers (MtS) held on a beautiful sunny Saturday, August 26 was very successful. There were a couple of biking options for participants but the feature event is certainly the 40KM ride.

Senior Port Chaplain for MtS,  the Reverend  Peter Smyth was extremely appreciative of the support and was delighted to announce after the event that the fundraising goal of $50,000 had been exceeded thanks to corporate donations and rider “pledges”.


  • Representing the Diocese of New Westminster in the 2017 Cycling For Seafarers 40KM ride are Rob Dickson (Director of Finance and Property for the Diocese of New Westminster), Glen Mitchell (Director of Stewardship and Planned Giving for the Diocese of New Westminster) and Jane Dittrich (Christ Church Cathedral).
  • Before the start of the ride, Senior Port Chaplain at the Mission to Seafarers Rev. Peter Smyth thanks riders for doing the ride and for collecting pledges. To his left is Don MacInnes, the Missions' Cycling Committee Vice Chair.
  • Riders getting ready to commence the 40KM bike route 
  • Jane Dittrich (second on right), along with cyclists representing Transport Canada and the Chamber of Shipping line up to enjoy a fabulous lunch at the Mission at the conclusion of the ride.