may have been a rainy Saturday morning, but spirits were high for the
1st UFCW Ride for a Cure in Cornwall. Organizers Mary Brisbois, a steward
at Prince Foods in Cornwall and her husband Mark, helped raise $218 in
support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC).
“The biggest part of
today’s ride for me and the other riders came when a nine year old
girl, whose friend was recently diagnosed with Leukemia, approached us
during one of our stops and made a donation of her allowance money,”
said Mark Brisbois.
The event, which took place
on July 15, 2006, began in Cornwall and followed a picturesque route along
the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Iroquois lift lock before heading north
through the countryside. At the St-Albert’s Cheese Factory in St-Albert
riders stopped for a quick sampling before heading back to Murphy’s
Inn in Cornwall.
At the Inn, participants sat
down for a buffet lunch and drawing of prizes with Daniel Mercier, a Local
175 union rep the Cornwall area.