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Christmas comes early through Bike for Kids in Waterloo

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Christmas has come early for children in need in our community.

Twenty five bikes have been collected by the Waterloo Dominion Centre for the first Bike for Kids Campaign and were handed out to parents with the help of The Waterloo Professional Fire Fighters Association Friday at Sunnydale Community Centre in Waterloo.

The Bike For Kids Campaign started in Vancouver where Allison Lopes, owner of the Dominion Lending Centre was able to donate 527 bikes to kids in need.

Lopes tells 570 News ‘it was such a great program that they decided to roll it out across the country and provided an opportunity for local offices to provide underprivileged children with the joy of their first bike.”

Chair of Charity Committee with the Waterloo Professional Fire Association, Adam Overgarrd, tells 570 News how special it is for kids just in time for Christmas.

“It’s great to have the fire trucks there… what better Christmas gift then a bike and being able to see the fire trucks.”

Julie Medeiros with Waterloo Dominion Lending Centre says it is a great way to ensure those who are less fortunate have a great Christmas.

“The program is great opportunity to give back to our community and spread joy to those less fortunate at this time of year.”

Bikes were collected by Dominion Lending Centre’s local fundraising events throughout the year.

For more information on the Bike for Kids Campaign click here.