Posted on Jul 02, 2021

Thank you for making Tour de Guelph 2021 the most successful year yet! Our community raised $165,000 in net proceeds. This is an astounding success, particular as our usual one-day event had to be held yet again in a virtual format over the June 7-27 time period!  We have so much gratitude for everyone who contributed. This most certainly is the result of our community coming together in a very positive way! We thank:

💚 366 registered riders, runners and walkers
💚 Over 1,800 individuals who supported a participant with a donation
💚 Numerous local businesses who dug deep to sponsor this year’s event or contribute in-kind service and product
💚 Our dedicated team of volunteers

 

Guelph General Hospital’s share of the proceeds will help fund a new MRI scanner through the $34-million Together, We Care fundraising campaign. The Hospital conducts up to 15,000 MRI scans a year to diagnose and monitor injuries and illnesses, and its current MRI scanner is 14 years old and urgently needs to be replaced.  The record breaking funds will also allow the Rotary Clubs of Guelph South and Guelph Trillium to help even more local organizations address critical community needs such as food security, family and youth services, transitional supports, and environmental stewardship.

Our own Charlie Barnes continued his extraordinary performance (at 84 years of age!) by completing the 50km route and raising the most funds ($12,200) as part of the team, Guelph Triathlon Club, that was the highest fundraising team at $24,700 - both "personal bests".  We are so proud of you Charlie!

The enthusiasm we witnessed this year was simply magical. Thank you....see you next year!