Tour of Duty raises cash for veteran’s family and the centre


There was lots of sweat but not a lot of sleep as cycling enthusiast hit the stationary bikes to raise money for the Oil Heritage District Community Centre and the families of veterans.

Five teams, some with up to 25 people, took spin classes for 24 hours starting Friday at 7 pm.

Miranda Cole, an employee at the wellness centre, organized the event for the second year in a row and led the teams through their paces through much of the 24-hour event. As the teams headed into the home stretch, she was pleased with how the event was turning out.

Cole says between $2,500 and $3,000 would have been raised by the event. Three-quarters of that money will be used for the cycling program at the centre and the rest will be distributed to the families of local servicemen.

Dane Syer was one of the people working up a sweat for charity. She usually does one or two spin classes on Saturday’s so when The Tour of Duty was organized it seemed like a natural way to help the community.

“I like spinning so this is an easy way to give back to the community.”