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Cross Canada rider leaves Sunday from Victoria

Vernon resident riding across country to help sick kids realize dreams

Vernon resident Anja Rietdorf is looking for support as she begins her cross-Canada bike ride this Sunday (May 12) from Mile 0 in Victoria.

Rietdorf is doing the 9,000-kilometre trek with a goal of raising $20,000 for the Sunshine Foundation (, a Canadian charity that fulfills dreams for children with spina bifida, cerebral palsy and life-threatening illnesses.

She’ll head out shortly after 9 a.m. from the foot of Douglas Street. To follow her ride or find out more, visit

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