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Time to climb Mt. Gardner Again!

Big Hike crowd on Mt. Gardner

Plan to hike spectacular Mt. Gardner on Saturday July 4, 2015, as part of the 4th annual fundraiser organized Bowen Island Gives (BIG!).

The annual hike is organized with the goal of raising money for charity. Funds raised this year will go to Covenant House, which offers shelter and outreach services to Vancouver’s street-involved youth. Almost 2,000 young people are helped through Covenant House each year, when there is nowhere else left for them to turn.

With the Mt. Gardner climb, several hundred hikers over the past three years have raised a total of nearly $27,000. This has been donated in support of research on Alzheimer’s, youth leadership on Bowen, and priority community needs through our own Bowen Island Community Foundation. BIG! is inspired to run the event each year because of the generosity of the Bowen Island community.

“One of the great things about the hike is seeing all the kids and families that come out,” says event organizer Natasha LaRoche. “It’s particularly great to see people who’ve never done the hike before.”

There will also be a party held at Cates Hill Chapel on the evening of the hike, featuring live music by Ginger 66.

All proceeds from the party will also go to Covenant House. BIG! organizers hope that a great crowd will join the fun at both events.

Visit www.bowenislandgives.com for more information and to register.

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