Agassiz teen plans fifth ride to Children’s

EJ Link hoping to topple previous bike ride fundraising records

EJ Link was sure that last year’s bike journey from Agassiz to B.C. Children’s Hospital would be his fourth and final one.

He had been making the trek each year of high school, and with Grade 12 approaching, it was time to focus on studying to become a pharmacist.

But it’s really hard to stop when you’re ahead.

To date, Link’s rides have raised more than $10,000, all donated to B.C. Children’s. As it got closer to April, the month he has always finished the ride, people throughout the community were wondering when he would be fundraising. They’d come to expect it, and urged him to do at least one more ride.

“I got asked frequently,” Link said. “And I thought since I’m still in Agassiz, let’s do it.”

Because he thought last year would be his last, he planned a benefit concert at Harrison Memorial Hall. That raised $1,000 alone.

This year, he’s hoping to topple his own fundraising records and arrive at the hospital with $7,500. Once again, he’s planning a benefit concert at Memorial Hall, and tickets will be $10 each.

While he’s still firming up some performers, he’s hoping to fill the evening with a number of acts. Last year, there were eight different acts on stage throughout the evening.

This year’s ride will be on Sunday, Apr. 28, and the concert will be on Friday, Apr. 26.

For more information on how to help Link reach his fundraising goal, email ej.link@hotmail.com or phone 604-316-3224.