TraC to Purchase Bike Library for Alternative School with Successful VCH Grant

Two Sunshine Coast Alternative School programs will be receiving class sets of bikes and accessories thanks to a Vancouver Coastal Health grant secured by TraC. The NDVR Programs, one each in Sechelt and Gibsons, provide a protected learning environment for small classes of 11-14 year olds needing both academic and behavioural supports. The grant will supply a library of six bikes for each site, along with helmets, tools and maintenance supplies. It also provides funding to train the students in bike safety and maintenance. Elphi Cycles will generously provide bicycles, suitable for both on and off-road use, for their cost plus assembly. The Sunshine Coast Alternative School supported TraC throughout the grant-writing process and it was the letters of support from the teachers which cinched the grant.