Staff at Great Lakes Scenic Studios joined together to ride the BIG BIKE for Heart & Stroke this past week. We fielded a full team of 29 enthusiatic individuals decked out in company t-shirts, Canada cowboy hats, leis and whistles. It was quite the site as the team rode the 30-seat bike around Burlington at the hight of rush hour on June 18th.
Supported by waves, cheers and happy honks, we winded our way around the pre-determined course and actually did the 2 km course twice! Afterwards, we sat on the patio of host retauraunt Boston Pizza and enjoyed some cool refreshements and appitizers.
The comment that came back from our participants was that the event was actually a lot more fun than they expected - it was really a great team building exercise. Together we were able to raise over $4,000 in support of the Heart & stroke Foundation, making us the top fundraising team of the day. Working together outside of the shop for a cause that touches all of us in way or another was a rewarding and fun filled way to end our day.