Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Home Sweet Home!! White Rock BC!

Great weather, great people, great day! I think it was the best we had all trip!

Hop on in Hope was a huge success! Thanks to all the riders that came out to be a part of the final day with the Shore2Shore team. Thank you for all of your efforts and your fundraising goals! We appreciate it more than you know!

Shore2Shore and the White Rock Fire Fighters would like to thank Hope Fire, Abbotsford Fire, Langley Fire, Surrey Fire, and Surrey and White Rock RCMP. All of these departments stepped up to help us get into town safely. Not only did Abbotsford send a truck out to Chilliwack for us, but they had 5 riders that joined the ride for Hop on in Hope! We would also like to thank the three riders that joined us from West Vancouver Fire, as well as the Chief of Delta Fire and his family and friends that joined the ride. This event wouldn't have been possible without all of the above mentioned. We can't begin to thank all of you enough!

Sorry for all the thank you's in this post, but I feel my thank you speech at the pier was a little weak! I was not ready for that, as I am sure you all could tell.

More thank you's...

Thank you to the City of White Rock staff, Mayor Ferguson, and to MLA Gordon Hogg. You have all supported us throughout this entire event!

Thanks to Variety the Children's Charity and all of their staff and volunteers for the amazing BBQ celebration at the museum in White Rock! It was a great event and an unbelievable way to ride our last day into the Rock!

Thank you to Steve Dunbar (The Shore 104.3FM), Chris Coburn (The Peak 100.5FM) and to Global for helping us to promote the ride over the last few weeks. We spoke to Steve every morning to give him on the road updates. Chris did multiple updates as well, and also joined the Hop on in Hope ride. He made the 140 kilometers look easy from Hope to White Rock, while doing 40km/hr along the flats through Abbotsford! Thanks so much for making this ride a success!

Thanks to all those family, friends and supporters who followed along on the blog! Also, we appreciated you all for coming out to welcome us home. It was truly amazing for our guys to ride into such a celebration!

Sorry if I missed anyone. If I did, you know who you are and you know that we are thankful!

Instead of rambling on about the day, I will post a bunch of pics. It was too incredible for me to put into words! It was a very emotional day for all our guys to ride in to our city and see all of our friends, family, supporters, and the Pacific Ocean!

From everyone at White Rock Fire, Local 2407, and Shore2Shore...We say thanks!!


Cordsfolks said...

S2S guys:

Good to have you all safe and sound and finally home. Great sight to see you all dip your wheels in the Pacific. Well done.

Nice to see the Mayor accnowledge your endevour, and judging by the response in The Rock, it is apparent that WRFD is a valuable community asset.

Years from now this feat will be talked about and marveled at, and you all will have great memories to reflect on.


Tony Tanti said...

great job guys, it was cool to see you come down the street all together and it was nice that you finally got some good weather.

You all should be very proud, you accomplised a great thing here!


Twyla said...

Congratulations guys! We are so proud of you. You have worked very hard over the past couple of years and your dedication has paid off. You have done an amazing job for a great cause! Cheers to you for all of your hard work!

Love Twyla and Laurie