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CIRA Supports Ride the Rideau Fundraiser

Ottawa, October 1, 2012 – CIRA was a proud participant in the Ride the Rideau campaign which raised $1.72M for the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Research Foundation this summer. CIRA entered a team of 12 cyclists and contributed $34,795 in total to the fundraising initiative.

Highlights of CIRA’s involvement include:

  • CIRA’s team trained all summer to prepare for the big day. Many of the participants were not experienced long-distance cyclists so their commitment was especially admirable.
  • Each member of the team individually raised a considerable amount of money by reaching out to their respective networks. Creative approaches included an 80s-themed fundraising party; pub night; and growing Bradley Wiggens-like sideburns.
  • CIRA’s pit stop team was both enthusiastic and supportive.
  • Employees got into the spirit of meeting our company fundraising target by donating to colleagues’ individual fundraising efforts, participating in (and even donating back winnings from) 50/50 draws, silent auction, and participating in summer barbecues hosted by various executives.

Ride the Rideau is a 100km bike tour from Ottawa to Merrickville in support of groundbreaking cancer research at The Ottawa Hospital. In the past three years, the event raised more than $4.4 million, making it Eastern Ontario’s most successful single-day cancer fundraiser. For more information about this event visit




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Tanya O’Callaghan
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