Since 2013, I have had the privilege to be the co-chair of the Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo. Being part of the ‘Fondo’, as it is now known in the Kootenays, has been an incredible journey. From designing the course, connecting with our fellow Service Clubs who run the nutritional aid stations, coordinating the event with our exceptional Host Hotel, St. Eugene Golf Resort Casino, meeting the many wonderful volunteers who have truly made the event so much fun for the cyclists - it has been a blast! The support from our local business community sponsors deserves special recognition. Their generously to underwrite the “Fondo” made it possible. To the cyclists, both local and from afar, your enthusiasm and smiles as you cross the Finish Line under The Arch make it all worthwhile.
The success of our “Not-for-Profit Fondo” has generated funds for The Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary Club to support service projects to better our community. A sincere thank you to everyone - our sponsors, our volunteers, our fellow service clubs and, most of all, the cyclists for your support and enthusiasm.