Oak Bay cyclists have new resource to aid in health and fitness

Bike Fix Station installed at Rec Centre thanks to Firefighters Charitable Foundation

A Bike Fix Station is now installed at the entrance to the Oak Bay Recreation Centre thanks to the Firefighters Charitable Foundation.

Oak Bay Public Works installed the useful community amenity this week. The station is equipped with all the tools a cyclist needs to pump or change tires, tighten screws, or tweak their frames.

“We wanted to do something that helped the community with health and wellness,” said Jason Hodge, executive director Oak Bay Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation.

The money for the Bike Fix Station came from fundraising events like Sausage Fest, a family-friendly event that the foundation puts on at Willows Beach in the summer.

This year’s Sausage Fest is slated for June 23 from noon to 9 p.m. and will feature live music, activities for the kids, local vendors, and more. The event is by donation with proceeds going to great community initiatives.

The charitable foundation funds a variety of projects and community groups from Oak Bay schools to athletics and larger organizations including the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund – a fundraising body for firefighters throughout the province.

This year the funds from Sausage Fest are slotted to go towards playground equipment for Monterey and Willows.

Visit oakbayfirefighters.com to learn more about the group.



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