Bike-A-Thons for youth suicide prevention and awareness

Posted on September 23, 2019 in Giving Back. Tags: Explorer Newsletter Fall 2019 |

Black Lake’s 3rd annual Bike-A-Thon group traveled 1400 km to raise awareness about Suicide.

Black Lake hosted the 3rd annual Bike-A-Thon for Youth Suicide Prevention on June 21. Chaperones rode with 17 youth on a bike trek from Stony Rapids to Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta. The group cycled approximately 9 hours per day for 30 days, riding through wind, sun and rain to reach their destination. Fond du Lac also held a similar event this year. Twenty-nine youth from Fond du Lac participated in the Bike-A-Thon for Suicide awareness, biking from their home community to Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta. Both events were organized by Athabasca community members. ABD provided sponsorship to both events.