Local helping cyclists


For a sixth year, Tess Coish of Tess’ Kitchen here is opening her home to cyclists making the cross-Canada Sears National Kids Cancer Ride.
But as something new this year, Coish wants to raise some money for their cause by offering a perogies and meatballs take-out dinner next week.
“This year is their 10th anniversary so I thought I should do something for the team by fundraising,” noted Coish, adding raising money to help children with cancer is an excellent cause.
The public can support her fundraising by pre-ordering a take-out meal of perogies and meatballs, which then will be able for pick-up from Tess’ Kitchen (1030 Scott St.) on Thursday, Sept. 7.
Call 274-0787 to pre-order, with the cost being $15/plate
Coish has done a similar type of fundraiser several times is the past for the Fort Frances Lakers with good success, and she hopes people again will be hungry for perogies and meatballs come next week.
The group of cyclists, which is travelling from Vancouver to Halifax from Sept. 6-23, will arrive here Sept. 13.
Coish said she’s looking forward to hosting them once again.
“I’ve wanted to go with them. It’s on my bucket list,” she admitted.
The selected national riders each will cycle 150-220 km per day, joined along the way by thousands of other caring cyclists who will do shorter “stage ride” distances in major cities across Canada.