MS Bike – Ottawa to Cornwall

Opportunity Details

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Ottawa Chapter, is gearing up for our 2019 MS Bike, to be held Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th. The MS Bike raises funds to support individuals and their families living with multiple sclerosis.

In partnership with the MS Society Cornwall and District Chapter, this year’s event will start at the Larry Robinson Arena, 2785 8th Line Road. (20 minutes outside downtown Ottawa). Cyclists will wind through Eastern Ontario to Ingleside, enjoying a relaxing lunch at Woodlawn Park, nestled on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. From there, cyclists will ride along scenic, paved bike paths which follow the river through the Long Sault Parkway to the NAV Centre in Cornwall.

Students! You could get your volunteer hours!

There are a variety of volunteer positions available and we need your help! We are looking for individuals for:

Pre-Event Prep:  August 8-15 Ottawa – at our MS Society Office, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Site Set-up – Friday, August 16 at Larry Robinson Arena, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Event weekend help – August 17-18 Larry Robinson Arena, with various rest stops and NAV Center in Cornwall  – Positions include: Cheering, Greeters, Garbage Patrol, Luggage, Parking, and others

Post-event help – Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20

For complete positions descriptions, dates, times and locations and to register, please visit: http://bttr.im/33ev7

MS is an unpredictable and at times disabling disease of the central nervous system. MS can occur at any age. It is usually diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40, when people are finishing school, building careers and establishing families. It has been diagnosed in children as young as three. Over 1,500 people in Ottawa live with MS every day. With an estimated 55,000 to 75,000 Canadians living with the disease and three more diagnosed each day. Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world.