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Join us for RBC Cruisin’ Down the Crescent!

May 01, 17

RBC Cruisin’ Down the Crescent is coming up quick and we are getting so excited! The annual event is one of Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation’s biggest fundraisers; it’s also one of our favourites. Watching our community of supporters make their way down Wellington Crescent to help us achieve our mission is always an exhilarating time for us!

It’s incredibly inspiring to see families, friends, coworkers and neighbours come together for this event—supporting and celebrating the children who benefit from our work.

This year’s Parade Marshall, Tihuk, is one of the thousands of Manitoba children who will benefit from the generosity of the runners, walkers, and bikers making their way down Wellington Crescent.

Tihuk is an outgoing five-year-old who loves exploring new places and meeting new people. For Tihuk’s parents, buying a bike for their adventurous son was an easy decision. However, finding one he could ride was far more difficult. Tihuk has cerebral palsy, which means he needs extra support for proper stability. Buying a bike off a store shelf wasn’t an option. His parents had given up hope on Tihuk riding a bike until the foundation funded a bike that was custom-built to fit his specific needs.

One piece of equipment has opened up a whole new world of independence and freedom for Tihuk and his family. Now, he loves cruising down the street alongside his friends and always makes sure to ring his bell for people passing by! With the continued support from the community for this event, we are able to make stories like Tihuk’s possible.

Tihuk and his family will be cutting the ribbon at this year’s event and leading the way down our brand new route along Wellington Crescent. We’ve moved our start location to Andrew Currie Park, located at 1420 Wellington Crescent—between Lanark and Renfrew. Our 4km walk will head east to Guelph Street, then turn around and head back to Andrew Currie Park for a BBQ lunch, live entertainment, face painting and prize draws!

To register for this year’s RBC Cruisin’ Down the Crescent, you can visit crf.mb.ca. And make sure to join the conversation online by using #rbccruisin17!

We can’t wait to see you on Sunday, June 11!