We are three elementary teachers from Ontario who are passionate about living healthy and active lifestyles, living each day to its fullest, and helping those in need. We believe that we were put on this Earth to make a difference in people’s lives.
We are also passionate about physical activity and how it positively contributes to achieving a healthy lifestyle and promoting positive mental health.
Nancy is an avid cyclist; a former road bike racer who specializes in endurance riding. She enjoys the changing seasons on the roads and trails around the Collingwood and surrounding area while on her bike, snowshoes or skis. She has participated in various fundraising events over the years in support of those who have Parkinson’s as they seek to ‘live well today’ as well as many events for kids’ cancer initiatives at Sick Kids Hospital.
Aaryn is a passionate cyclist who highly enjoys being on her bike and riding with friends. She loves exploring, adventuring and cruising throughout Barrie and surrounding areas on two wheels. Aaryn came into cycling through her participation in a variety of charity cycling events in support of heart and stroke as well as cancer research. Raising awareness for mental health is a cause that is close to her heart. She is honoured and elated to be joining James and Nancy on this epic adventure across Canada.
James models an active lifestyle as an elementary Physical Education teacher. He enjoys all types of sport, spending time with his family, and helping others. He has helped raise $60,000 over the past 3 years for various initiatives, including inline skating across Ontario in 2014 for cancer research. James is passionate about being a mental health advocate, and is looking forward to crossing the country with Nancy, Aaryn and the RVH Foundation to help as many young people as possible.
Check out this video by Brian Hunt Visual about our ride: