Supporting our Community Leaders
The plan was to cycle 100,000 kilometers (k’s), likely taking ten years to complete. This cycling goal was conceived on the basis of the number of kilometers Barbara and Yukio were cycling each summer, that being 6,000/8,000. He rationalized that should he cycle in the winter months, 10,000 k’s a year was possible. Thus, 100,000 k’s in a ten year period.
However, as time passed, a change in focus took place; the ride goal went from a recreational one, a fitness summer ride with Barbara, to an athletic goal. With that average speed was ramped up, as well, more time was allotted to the realization of the goal. As a result, the anticipated achievement of the 100,000 k’s will likely be completed in just 4 years and not 10 as projected. This goal hopefully, will be achieved on his 82ndBirthday, October 12, 2018. The current plan is to ride from Lethbridge to Vauxhaul for the final kilometres. Put this on your calendar if you’d like to join in on the celebration and support Yukio on the final kilometres.
We will conduct, as pledged, a fund-raiser “Pennies for K’s” (kilometers cycled) each year (until my 88th Birthday ) to coincide with the Baseball Academy Season, beginning September 1st and concluding March 31st, a period of 7 months.
The logistics are: complete the pledge form for “Pennies for K’s” (kilometers cycled), noting your pledge per kilometer, or your choice as per form and e-mail address. Monthly updates will be forwarded to you by e-mail to all who signed up.
On March 31st, Barbara will e-mail you on the total kilometers cycled and you simply remit your donation to the Academy.
Please make your cheque payable to Horizon School Division No. 67 and on the Memo line note `Pennies for K`s` to get a tax receipt for your donation.
Thank you kindly for your anticipated support – Yukio and Barbara Kitagawa