National Kids Cancer Ride

NKCR Day 5 – Thomas and Parkbeg

Every day we listen to a dedication. There are always a few that are near and dear to me and the last few days have been filled with them; Taissa, Briony and today James. James was the son of our RV driver Gord from 2017, and James LOVED Thomas the Tank Engine. If you have seen my facebook posts over the past years, Thomas has featured in several pictures from childhood cancer events, including both the 2017 and 2019 National Kids Cancer Rides, Tour d’Epicure, and Tour for Kids. Jerry one of our RV drivers this year delivered this moving dedication this morning. You can read James’ story here.

As we rode from Chaplain SK to Regina today we made a stop at Parkbeg. Parkbeg is a small community in Saskatchewan and we know it as a regular stopping place for the ride to visit an old, run-down house between the eastbound and westboiund lanes of the Trans-Canada highway. On a window sill of this house, the NKCR riders have “signed” the window every year since 2008. Though the house is broken down, it is still standing, and if ever it is torn down, Coast to Coast will receive the board containing all the NKCR signatures.

All in all, it was a great day with the team, although a bit windy, and our support is, as always, awesome.

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