Victoria, B.C. – It was a heart-pumping, traffic-stopping ride! Sutton Group – West Coast Realty’s 29-person “Sutton Lister” team, which included 10 REALTORS®, two conveyancers, friends and family, hopped on a Big Bike and rode through downtown Victoria on June 15, 2017 to raise funds and awareness for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. One of the organizers, Jenny Lu, is happy to report that they raised $1,178 for the charity and had an incredible time despite the rain.
“It had been raining on and off all day and I was a little concerned about the turnout, but I was ecstatic that no one cancelled,” says Jenny. “I’m especially thankful to our friends and family who were able to help us fill the Big Bike.”
Jenny participated in 2016, so she was excited to organize a team from her own office. She “finagled” fellow REALTORS® Paul McDonald and Christine Simcoe as co-organizers.
“It was a great two-kilometre ride around downtown Victoria. With our noise makers and singing, we attracted a lot of attention—hopefully it got people thinking about the charity. Everyone had a fantastic time and we’re already talking about next year!”
The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike 2017 in Victoria lasted for two days and raised $38,001 to help fund research and supply automated external defibrillators.
Sutton Spirit photo: S = Paul McDonald, U = Tess Baechler, T = Danielle Moreau, T = Tammy Crack, O = Christine Simcoe, N = Daniel Stapleton, S = Rauvi Pallan, P = Rajesh Chicher, I = Keith Fair, R = Dean Bayles, I = Blake Moreau, T = Jenny Lu.
Sutton is a 100% Canadian-owned and operated company with more than 8,000 REALTORS® in over 200 offices nationwide. To find out more about Sutton, visit www.sutton.com. To learn more about Sutton Spirit, visit www.suttonspirit.com.
Sutton Group Realty Services Ltd. Contact:
Sandra Vujatovic - 604-691-1655
Sutton Group – West Coast Realty Contact:
Jenny Lu - 250-479-3333 - firstname.lastname@example.org