THANK YOU to every single person who bought a ticket for the Artbike Raffle! The grand total of ticket sales was $7,930 and I think we can all agree that puts this fundraiser in the category of HUGE SUCCESS! Thank you to Vero Warkentin, who is the creator and driving force of the Rainbow Artbike Project, and Sarah Thiessen at the WRENCH, as well as all the Wrenchers whose volunteer labour designed and built these bikes!
The Rainbow Artbike Project was a result of the Wheels of Courage mentorship program. Wheels of Courage (WoC) is a free, eight-month volunteer program at the WRENCH for young people (ages 15-30) who love bikes and want to use them as a tool for personal growth and social change. WoC participants gain exclusive access to a diverse array of skill-building workshops, community outreach opportunities as well as support and funding to develop their own Community Projects.
They are currently accepting applications, and applications are due July 2. So if this interests you, visit the WRENCH website to find out more!
OK, now that you've read all that, it's time to announce:
Navjashan Brar - TasteeRider
Dawn Sisson - ExciteBike 64 Elizabeth Alexandrin - Montero
Scott Kereliuk - Memphis
All winners are being contacted by email today and will have seven days to respond to the email! Thank you again to all who made this raffle possible and everyone who entered. It felt like a great way to celebrate Pride Month while things are still so shut down and uncertain.