Ride with Cycle legend
Canadian cycling legend Alex Stieda will lead the Berry Architecture Wellness Ride on Aug. 27 in support of Canadian Mental Health Association in Central Alberta and Central Alberta Brain Injury Society. At the 1986 Tour de France, Stieda was the first North American to capture the tour’s yellow jersey, worn by the race leader. He wore the yellow jersey for one day and finished in 120th place. Stieda raced for Canada’s national team from 1979 until 1992. Last year, the Berry Architecture Wellness Ride raised $28,000 for local mental health and brain injury activities. The ride kicks off this year with a celebration breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. The ride starts at 9:30 a.m. Riders will cycle from Red Deer to Delburne on the 50-km route. Riders on the 100-km route will cycle to Delburne and back again to Red Deer. The deadline for registration is July 31. For registration and race information, go to www.reddeer.cmha.ab.ca or www.cabis.info or call Jane at CMHA at 403-342-2266.
Big Game Draw Coming
Alberta hunters have until June 23 to apply for opportunities to hunt big game such as deer, moose and elk. The province announced the annual draw system can be accessed online at www.albertaregulations.ca, says Trisha Anderson, a spokeswoman for Sustainable Resource Development. Hunters are encouraged to apply by phone also at 1-900-451-3729 but charges apply. Interested hunters can also visit more than 360 licence issuers in Alberta. In 2010 about 60 per cent of draw entries were submitted online. People will need their Wildlife Identification Number and all information about what animals and where they want to hunt, Anderson said. More than 70,000 hunting opportunities for 26 different types of special licences are available. More than 235,000 applications were received last year.