New bicycles from Sun Youth – For the 34th consecutive year, Sun Youth Organization is happy to announce the return of its Annual New Bike Giveaway program. New bicycles from Sun Youth will be handed out to youths whose actions have had a positive impact on their community or who have shown extraordinary courage when facing exceptional circumstances. Sun Youth is inviting the public to tell these young people’s story.
Here is how to proceed: do you know of a young person in the Greater Montreal area, aged between 3 and 17 years, who did something that deserves to be highlighted and rewarded with a new bike, a safety helmet and a bike lock? Then send Sun Youth the following information in writing: the name of this young person, the age, a little about family background, and indicate what that young person did that you feel is noteworthy. Please do not forget your name and telephone number so that the selection committee can contact you for further information.
You can also visit the organization’s website at http://sunyouthorg.com/en/services/emergency/bicycle-distribution/ to submit names of deserving candidates by March 31st. Sun Youth’s bicycle committee will select approximately 90 deserving candidates from the names submitted. The young heroes will be honoured in a ceremony taking place at Sun Youth’s headquarters in late May. This ceremony will also celebrate the 93rd birthday of the Bike Man, the anonymous donor who has been supporting this program since the beginning. Over the last 34 years, this donor has allowed Sun Youth to distribute approximately 1,400 new bicycles to deserving young people.
Feature image: For the last 34 years Sun Youth’s anonymous donor Bike Man has allowed the organization to distribute approximately 1,400 new bicycles to deserving youngsters. Photo: Elizabeth Delage.