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Bike trip across country to send kids to camp

A Calgary man is biking his way across Canada — one dollar perkilometre — living out of a tent for two months and donating everydollar raised to help kids go to camp.

A Calgary man is biking his way across Canada — one dollar per kilometre — living out of a tent for two months and donating every dollar raised to help kids go to camp.


Shawn Wright, 22, hopes to take off from Vancouver on June 10 and bike the 7,300 kilometres to the shores of Newfoundland.


The only worry is weather, and he said he most looks forward to the peacefulness of the trip.


“There’s stuff that I’ll get to see that no one else will get to see when they drive by at 100,” he said.


While he hopes to raise more than his current $500, a far cry from the $7,300 that will send 12 kids, he’ll finish the trip. If he doesn’t have enough of his own to fly back, Wright said he will hitchhike.


The kids will go to RockRidge Canyon, a camp sponsored through Young Life, a Christian organization.
For more information, visit www.bikeforyounglife.com.


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