Three Point Motors and GranFondo Canada Send Off Simon Whitfield in Style
July 10, 2012
Victoria, BC - (July 9, 2012 )GranFondo Canada, Three Point Motors, Mercedes-Benz Canada and Victoria’s enthusiastic triathlon and cycling community sent Simon Whitfield off to the London 2012 Olympic Games tonight in appropriate style: with a bike ride along Victoria’s scenic waterfront.
More than a hundred local cyclists had a chance to socialize and ride with the world’s most decorated Olympic triathlete who will be representing Canada at his 4th Olympic Games in London on August 7th.
The event started and finished at Three Point Motors in Victoria, and the Mercedes-Benz dealership pulled out all the stops to make the occasion memorable.
Peter Trzewik from Three Point Motors said, “It is a pleasure to be involved in recognizing and celebrating Mr. Whitfield’s attendance at the London 2012 Olympics. He is a local hero who has made it to the world stage and we are proud to be here with him today.”
“We’re really excited to be riding and celebrating with Simon tonight” said Kevin Thomson, GranFondo Canada Co-Founder and President. “And when he gets back home from his epic adventure that we’ll all be watching, we will celebrate again with him as our ‘Ride Host’ for our events in Banff and Whistler” he added.
Simon answered questions, entertained the crowd with pre-Olympic anecdotes and identified the many people who helped him get to this point in his career. “I have felt the support from Victoria and its sporting community all my professional life. It gives me a great thrill to spend this evening amongst friends while we all pitch in to help KidSport Victoria, an amazing organization working to ensure all kids can play.”
KidSport was the beneficiary of thousands of dollars raised by the generous donations of attendees and through the auctioning of items donated by a number of Whitfield’s supporters. Through these funds, over a dozen kids will have the opportunity to participate in a coming season of sport.
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