Kathy Leslie with her daughter Kristina

Craft sale for cancer

Kathy Leslie raising funds to participate in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, a 200 km bike ride from Vancouver to Seattle

This weekend, locals have a chance to shop for a good cause. There’s a craft and bake sale this Saturday, May 9 to raise funds for the Ride to Conquer Cancer.

The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a two-day cycling event spanning 200 kilometres between Vancouver and Seattle. Kathy Leslie, a Chilliwack resident who works at Seabird Island, has signed up for the strenuous ride.

“It’s personal for me because I have a lot of friends who have either suffered or passed away to cancer, and family members,” shares Leslie. “Also, it’s a challenge for me to do the ride.”

She says it has not really been a bucket list item, but is certainly a goal she is looking forward to meeting. She has been training hard with her daughter Kristina and is up to about 60 kilometres.

“Ill accomplish the 100 kilometres here in the next month or so,” she estimates. “I have a really good support team. My coworkers have been fantastic and my daughter has been with me eery step of the way, riding with me every week.”

This year marks the 7th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer. Last year, more than 2,100 riders participated and helped raise $91. million for BC Cancer Foundation. This will be Leslie’s first time in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, taking place August 29-30.

As part of her fundraising efforts, Leslie has organized a craft and bake sale for this Saturday, May 9 from 10-3 p.m. at the Seabird Island gym.

There are crafters, artisans, distributors of products such as Epicure and Scensty and more.

She still has space for more vendors. If interested, contact Kathy Leslie at k_leslie@telus.net

If you want to donate to Leslie’s fundraising efforts directly, go to http://www.conquercancer.ca/goto/kathy2015

Just Posted

POLL: How should Harrison deal with goose poop?

Monday’s council meeting raised questions about the best way to handle waste around the beach

Sts’ailes First Nation to vote on land code

Land Code would remove nation from 34 sections of Indian Act

KPU campuses go smoke-free starting Jan. 21 – and that includes vaping

‘We didn’t make this decision lightly’ says prez of the Surrey-based institution

Trial begins for man charged with 2010 murder of Mandy Johnson

Langley single mom was fatally shot while in vehicle in Abbotsford

Water upgrade work starts in Harrison

Participation compulsory for impacted properties

Find Your Fit tour comes to Agassiz

Gives students hands-on experience with career-planning tools

Island Health: No need for alarm in wake of Victoria needle-prick incidents

Three incidents in a week prompts meeting between health authority, city service providers

B.C. coast loggers celebrate history, hope for improvement

Truck Loggers Association awaits B.C. NDP government’s new direction

Whistler role in potential Calgary Olympic bid would be welcome: IOC

Calgary is mulling whether to vie for the 2026 Games, and could look to facilities in B.C.

Food industry failing at voluntary sodium reduction: Health Canada

Health Canada report shows the food industry made no meaningful progress in curtailing salt levels

Best B.C. cities to live in: millennial edition

Other local municipalities score at bottom of list from real estate blog

Solitary confinement in Canadian prisons unconstitutional: B.C. Supreme Court

Associations argued that solitary confinement was inhuman

Girl, 15, killed in Burnaby crash

RCMP say female pedestrian was struck on Cariboo Road

1 in 4 B.C. consumers unable to pay bills, debt repayment: poll

Since interest rates first rose in July, poll suggests households across B.C. have had to tighten budget

Most Read