Many thanks to Jane Dittrich of Christ Church Cathedral for sending in these photos chronicling the August 28, 40km and 60km rides to raise money for the Mission to Seafarers.
Jane was the only "church" rider this year but did Christ Church Cathedral and the Diocese of New Westminster proud by raising $2,435 which was $435 over her goal of 2 grand.
In a post on the Mission to Seafarer's website, Senior Port Chaplain, the Reverend Peter Smyth had this to say about the day:
As another summer draws to a close so does the Cycle for Seafarers 2021, an opportunity to get outside and cycle and while doing it raise some funds for the the Mission's work of supporting the seafarers who have never needed it so much.
As Chaplain I want to take the opportunity to say how much I appreciate everyone who took part in the event, be it on the planning committee, cycling or making a donation.
The planning committee did an excellent job in spite of the changing circumstances and have laid a good foundation for Cycle for Seafarers 2022, with plans underway already.
Thanks to Yvette Myers, James Lawson, Gordon Yahn, Lori King, Jane McIvor, Bonnie Gee, Doug Towill(Hon) and the driving force behind it all Don MacInnes.
Those who came out on Saturday, August 28 to cycle the 40km and 60km on a perfect day enjoyed themselves.
To the individual and corporate sponsors thank you for thinking of the well-being of the seafarers. I assure you that the money raised does make a difference (no matter how small) to the lives of the seafarers who come to the Port of Vancouver.