We are proud to declare Renfrew County the winner of the 2014 Silver Chain Challenge with the most number of points accumulated. Renfrew County is also recognized for having the highest number of participants in total and participation from across all of our municipalities. This year, we recorded kilometers cycled and walked (running included) for each municipality across the County of Renfrew and Lanark County, including the city of Pembroke and Smith Falls.
The cycle club will slow down in September to focus on planning and, to catch up with letters of thanks owed to the local businesses that kept the wheels in motion this year. Unfortunately, the club can no longer afford insurance, and will no longer be hosting family rides in Petawawa as a club. However, there is nothing stopping parents and friends of this awesome community from bringing their kids out for bike rides. Hopefully everyone can continue to connect on Facebook and ride together again.
If you are interested in supporting this by displaying a bike and sign in your neighbourhood, agency or place of business, please contact Susan Patterson. Let's reduce stigmas around mental health in our communities, open up and share. Mental health affects all of us, we are all in this together.
We are immensely grateful for the strenth of community collaboration that was so evident to make these events such a success. Together, we are making positive change in our communities across Renfrew County. To all the passionate community champions, from recreation, mental health, well-being, families, individuals, businesses, municipalities and politicians, who supported Clara's Big Ride -- THANK YOU!