The 2019 edition of Cycling for Seafarers took place August 24, 2019. Senior Port Chaplain, the Reverend Peter Smyth was delighted at the “larger than expected” turnout of riders tackling 15, 40 and 100 kilometre routes to raise money to help care for seafarers. For the first time the 15km ride went to the Kitsilano Coastguard Station.
As is traditional, the rides were followed by a BBQ presented by Mission staff and volunteers including the St. Michael’s Multicultural congregation and their delicious contribution of Filipino lumpia.
As is also traditional, Jane Dittrich, parishioner at Christ Church Cathedral and a regular contributor to diocesan comms/Topic participated in the 40km ride and arranged for some great photo coverage of the event. Jane’s fundraising total is currently at $1,990.00.
Congratulations Jane and thanks for the photos.
- Gwen Ingham (St Mary’s Kerrisdale and St Augustine’s), Rev Peter Smyth (MTS Senior Port Chaplain) and Jane Dittrich (Christ Church Cathedral) at the Mission before the start of the 40KM ride. Jane was thrilled to raise $1990 for the Mission in bike ride pledges
- 40KM riders lining up at the start line
- Rev. Peter Smyth, the Mission’s Senior Port Chaplain and Jim Lawson (Retired, Transport Canada and ride/route leader) give safety instructions and thanks to the 40KM route riders.
- Gwen Ingham and Jane Dittrich at the starting line of the ride
- Route and ride leader Jim Lawson signals for the ride to start
- Riders at the first rest stop at Arbutus and 64th Avenue
- Sign at the rest stop at Spanish Banks
- Jane Dittrich and riders at the second rest stop at Spanish Banks
- Riders enjoying time together, rest after the ride and a BBQ lunch at the Mission after the ride.
- Longtime Mission to Seafarers volunteer Peter Goodwin and cyclist Jane Dittrich after the ride
- Senior Port Chaplain, Rev Peter Smyth, and cyclist Jane Dittrich after the ride
- Rev Peter Smyth along with all of the wonderful Mission volunteers who generously prepared the lunch and snacks for all of the cyclists after the ride. Most of the volunteers in the photo are from St Michael’s Multicultural Church in Vancouver