Rotary Ride for Rescue – Tim Jones Memorial Cypress Mountain Hill
Neptune is excited to be partnering once again with the Rotary Club of West Vancouver Sunrise as a Gold sponsor of this year’s Ride for Rescue. It’s a partnership that is a strong fit with our values of safety and community and an event that raises funds for organizations in two of our priority areas: safety and youth.
On June 9th, hundreds of bicyclists – including a team from Neptune – will tackle Cypress Mountain and climb Cypress Bowl Road to raise money and awareness for local charities.
Known as the “Tim Jones Memorial Ride for Rescue” this year’s ride celebrates the memory of Tim Jones, the long-time volunteer leader of North Shore Rescue (NSR) who passed away in 2014.
Jones was a person of incredible quality and a selfless champion for the community. One of Jones’ goals was to create a $6 million legacy fund to create stable funding for the group’s operations and enable NSR to focus on its important work. The organization is best known for their specialized search and rescue services for our beautiful North Shore Mountains, but they also provide urban search capabilities for missing children, adults, and the elderly across the shore’s three urban municipalities. In addition, the NSR team provides educational programs focusing on safe wilderness travel. Comprised exclusively of dedicated volunteers, North Shore Rescue provides services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
In addition to North Shore rescue, this year’s ride will raise funds for:
- Pulling Together: A West Vancouver Police Department canoe journey that connects police with First Nation youth
- Funding of equipment for RCM SARS (Marine Search and Rescue)
- The Ambleside Youth Centre Work Experience Programs
Rotary is a service club dedicated to making a difference in the community. 100% of the funds raised by the Ride for Rescue, as well as other Rotary events, go to charitable recipients. For more information go to www.rotaryclubofwestvancouversunrise.org