Angella goes cross country for conservation Wednesday, October 02, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
CANADIAN WILDLIFE FEDERATION
The Canadian Wildlife Federation’s National Bike for Wildlife put pedal to pavement on August 14th and is now making it's way through Ontario.
CWF Athletic Ambassador Angella Goran began her 6,000 kilometre cycle across Canada from Victoria on her way to Halifax, raising awareness about wildlife conservation and the importance of getting outdoors to connect with nature.
She’ll visit schools and community centres along the way, and use social media to update her progress.
She will be in Sault Ste. Marie on Thursday, October 3.
Cycling 6,000 kilometres from Victoria to Halifax will be no easy feat for this star athlete, but raising awareness about wildlife conservation and how important it is to get outdoors is well worth it to this Canadian cyclist.
“Being outside strikes a chord with all of us,” Goran says. “Whether your passion is cycling, walking, swimming or birdwatching, there is a natural high that comes from experiencing our natural world."
That enthusiasm for the great outdoors is precisely what Angella hopes to instill in each and every Canadian she meets along the journey.
You can make a difference by challenging yourself and your neighbours to gain a new awareness of Canada, its heritage and its precious wildlife just by discovering your own potential in the great outdoors.
"We want to create positive, fun environmental experiences for kids so they can make that connection to wildlife," says Wade Luzny, CEO and Executive Vice President of the Canadian Wildlife Federation.
"Through activities like the bike ride, we hope to inspire youth to make a difference for the spaces and species in their communities. CWF invites all Canadians to come along for the ride as Angella makes her way across the Rockies, through the boreal forest and crosses the finish line in Halifax."
CWF encourages communities nationwide to root for conservation because everyday actions and care for habitat can make a critical difference to the health of wildlife and human populations.
We hope that you will come along for the ride! Embrace your inner athlete and get outside! And follow Angellaas she makes her way across the Rockies, through the boreal forest and past the finish line in Halifax.
Along the way, she will be highlighting all of the great work CWF is doing across the country.
From national research to funding projects, CWF's Bike for Wildlife will show you how our organization has been making a difference to the at-risk wildlife in your neck of the woods and as far as the eye can see.
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